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Address: Coll St | Glenorchy, Queenstown, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-442 5688
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Description: •Stunning scenery and river crossings on horseback• Visit Lord of the...
•Stunning scenery and river crossings on horseback• Visit Lord of the Rings and Hobbit filming locations by 4wd •Options for experienced and beginner riders•All gear provided - Drizabone coats, boots, gloves and safety helmets•Fully trained, experienced guides •At least 1 guide to every 5 riders •One of Queenstown’s best value activities
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Stunning views and beautiful horses

The whole time we had been in Queenstown I desperately wanted to go horse riding. On our last day this finally happened and out we went to Dart Stables. Although the ground was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Beveridge, Australia

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Beveridge, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The whole time we had been in Queenstown I desperately wanted to go horse riding. On our last day this finally happened and out we went to Dart Stables. Although the ground was muddy, the horses were clean and obviously well cared for and loved. Our informative guides knew so much about their horses and local area, and were interesting... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

My family went on two rides with Dart Stables. We had a very pleasant van driver picking us up in the morning near our hotel. He was pleasant and filled us in on the history of the area and about the stable. We rode the river ride since we had one inexperienced rider in our group. We mainly did walking... More 

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Wow! what an amazing time my partner and I had on the River Wild trek. We went just after a winter cold snap and boy was it cold, it was so worth it the views there breath taking! The horses are all so lovely and well cared for. Our guides were great, and had a lot of interesting information about... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Absolutely loved my afternoon with Dart Stables on the Ride of the Rings tour. I'd never ridden a horse before so I was a little nervous but I was lucky enough to ride Chester who was so very patient with me. You can tell all the horses are very well looked after and loved by all the staff at Dart... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Breathtaking scenery! Great experience for beginner riders. The horses were great and easy to ride. Nice casual ride through a open valley with a few creeks and beautiful mountains. Thanks Emma for the ride!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Fantastic ride through the rivers. The horses were a bit grumpy with each other - being a bit grumpy if they walked in the wrong order, which would have been fine if the other riders were more experienced, however there were a few first time riders who didn't have a clue, and the instructors didn't spend any time showing them... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Excellent stables, stunning views and experienced leaders who were able to cater to various skill levels. The horses were experienced and well behaved and the staff were very considerate, friendly and helpful! An amazing experience and a must do for fans of LotR or trail rides!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I've had ridden with dart stables the last 3 years I have visited queenstown and each time, I have really enjoyed myself. With well trained and calm horses that can be suited to and rider, and a selection of different rides (time and ability taken into account) everyone will find something to suit. The guides are well informed with local... More 

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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We did the River Wild ride and there was a mix of novices through to more experienced riders who could canter. Our English guide (Kirsty ?) was great - really helpful, friendly and patient. We kept asking her to take photos of us and she was really obliging. We did a bit of trotting and a couple of river crossings... More 

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Cooma, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

It's hard to find enough superlatives that would describe the wonderful staff and horses at dart stables. Staff are friendly knowledgeable and experienced riders that can cater to the novice rider who just wants to relax and gaze at the spectacular 'lonely mountains' or they give experienced riders a chance to canter alongside the rivers (which is very reminiscent of... More 

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Address: Coll St | Glenorchy, Queenstown, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-442 5688
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Queenstown

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