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Walter Peak Horse Trek - Real Journeys

Real Journeys Visitor Centre | Steamer Wharf, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-442 7500
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Ranked #125 of 199 Activities in Queenstown
Type: Horseback Riding Stables, Tours, Adventure
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Owner description: For added adventure following your vintage TSS Earnslaw steamship cruise, join a guided Horse Trek of Walter Peak High Country Farm. Our experienced guides take you across rolling high country farmland to an outlook offering spectacular views of Lake Wakatipu and the surrounding mountains. After returning to the stables, stroll through the gardens to the Colonel's Homestead Restaurant and enjoy a morning or afternoon tea (including scones, cakes and slices freshly baked at the farm). Departs: Queenstown.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We took our 11 and 13 year olds on this trek with Lloyd. He was great with the kids, lots of fun and very informative. For a first time horse ride as a family the length of the trek was just right. The scenery was just stunning and the horses were calm and well natured. Definitely recommended.

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Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Lloyd, our guide was terrific. I hadn't been on a horse for decades, but this was fantastic. The land and views of the lake were so beautiful, the horses were great. The only thing that I didn't like was that it had to end. I definitely want to do this again some day.

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Real_Journeys, Manager at Walter Peak Horse Trek - Real Journeys, responded to this review

Moo57, Thanks for our 5-star rating and for taking the time to post a review for other travellers to read. Walter Peak is an idyllic location to do a horse trek. Glad to hear that you enjoyed the horses and Lloyd our guide. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future. Kind regards, The Real Journeys... More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

my wife and saw this advertised with the cruise. we were going to go on a longer trek with a different operator but decided that 40 minutes is just long enough to decide if as first timers we liked the activity,as there is nothing worse than doing a 3 and a half activity and finding out 10 minutes in that... More

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

We went on the steamer trip and to do the horse trek. I am quite afraid of horses close up but my husband wanted to do this, so I gave it a go. I had a brilliant time. The steamer is 102 years old and is such a lovely vessel. You can watch the men at work in the steam... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

The steamer is an excellent mode of travel to the other side of the lake. I can recommend the horse trek one hundred percent. Could have gone on longer as the guide Was very nice chatty and formative. Pleasant chap indeed. The light refreshments after Where an added bonus to a very good day. The guide loves those people who... More

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New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

We went for the Walter peek horse trek because my partner wanted to go on the Earnslaw and I loved the idea of horse riding. Was a very cool afternoon sitting on the Earnslaw listening to the old man play the piano for the duration of the cruise. We were met by Lloyd at Walter peek who took us up... More

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New Zealand
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Family of four went on the horse trek. We are all relative novices but had no problem with the horses or the trek. Great way to see some spectacular views although you don't scale any great heights. The guide was fantastic and as they keep the groups small you are able to interact easily.

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Top Contributor
287 reviews 287 reviews
129 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

if you have time while in queenstown take the trip on the steam ship which is an experience in itself over to the colonels house there are generally just 6 riders to a trip so plenty of individual attention the guide was really informative and freindly and made the trip more enjoyable even to taking photos of us on horseback... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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318 reviews 318 reviews
218 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

My wife and I combined this horse riding activity with the cruise across the lake from Queenstown. We were the only two tourists to do this horse riding during this particular session. The weather was perfect - around 22 degrees and sunny. The two horses chosen for us were very good. We enjoyed the ride on the farm circuit.

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Brisbane, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

This is a great way to see some countryside from a different perspective. After a great cruise over the lake on the TSS Earnslaw steamship we were taken out for about an hour over some fairly easy terrain with Lloyd, our guide. Lloyd was a great guide and gave a great commentary through the tour. The horses are great and... More

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