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Address: Real Journeys Visitor Centre | Steamer Wharf, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-442 7500
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Description: For added adventure following your vintage TSS Earnslaw steamship cruise...
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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Fantastic experience from start to finish

From the scenic and historic boat trip, to the beautiful farm and magical horse trek, this was such a brilliant experience. I've done many horse treks around NZ and Lloyd is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

From the scenic and historic boat trip, to the beautiful farm and magical horse trek, this was such a brilliant experience. I've done many horse treks around NZ and Lloyd is one of the best guides I've ever encountered. Extremely friendly and knowledgeable about the area, he put us completely at ease and made the trek a real pleasure. Lloyd... More 

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Waimate North, null, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

As a Queenstown Local I throughly enjoyed the horse trek! We were met at the wharf by our guide Lloyd who was lovely, he then took us to the stables where we met the horses we were going to be riding and then gave us some clear instructions of what to do which was super handy for my friend who... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Unfortunately a terrible horse trek, not to be recommended. The guide is a redneck who is not keen to have visitors admiring NZ back country. He is doing this for the money not to share with visitors. I heard of locals complaining too. Very sad as Walter Peak is such a beautiful place. Shame.

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

Hi John Thank you for your review. We are extremely disappointed to read about your experience on the horse trek as we value all of our visitors. We will directly follow up your feedback with Lloyd and would welcome the opportunity to discuss this further with you if you would like to private message your email address. Kind regards Real... More 

Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

I went on the horse trek the day after I arrived in Queenstown. I was the only one on the steamer who had opted for the horsetrek which surprised me because the horsetrek was absolutely lovely and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The scenery is stunning. My horse was gorgeous and Lloyd was a great guide - he explained things when... More 

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Armidale, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Five of us booked to go on the steamship TS Earnslaw across the lake followed by a horse ride at Walter Peak Farm - Mum (that's me), Grandma, 13 yo daughter, and two teenage sons R and L. The others found a seat near the piano (once a grand, now a digital set into the grand after an orange juice... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Our first time to Queenstown. Beautiful place and awesome scenery. Booked the TSS Earnslaw cruise cum Horse Trek on the 6th Dec 2014. Great cruise aboard the steam ship. Engines and all can be seen and view outside is great. Next we are met by Lloyd and we were really excited to try our first horse trek as a family... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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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
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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
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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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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013 via mobile

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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Address: Real Journeys Visitor Centre | Steamer Wharf, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-442 7500
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Queenstown

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