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Guided Horse Trekking from Rotorua
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Guided Horse Trekking from Rotorua

By Adventure Playground
Recommended by 94% of travelers
94% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About
New Zealand is known for its incredible scenery, and this guided horse trekking tour is a great way to cover lots of ground, and discover remote sights that would be hard to reach on foot. Travel along winding trails, through native bush, and over farmland to expose amazing views of Mount Ngongotaha, and Lake Rotorua. Enjoy photo stops along the way, and hear fascinating commentary from a guide.
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Ages 12-80, max of 6 per group
Duration: 1h
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Highlights
  • Discover New Zealand’s countryside at a faster pace than a walking tour
  • Access amazing photo opportunities of Mount Ngongotaha, and Lake Rotorua
  • This guided horse trekking adventure is perfect for beginners
  • Flexible tour with the option to add on hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Guide
  • Horse safari
  • Safety gear
What's not included
  • Food and drinks


Start:
  • 451 Ngongotaha Road, Ngongotahā, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand
    Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your booking time.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 19829P2

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    How much is Guided Horse Trekking from Rotorua?
    Guided Horse Trekking from Rotorua price starts from $46.77. Discover and book Guided Horse Trekking from Rotorua on Tripadvisor
    What is the Guided Horse Trekking from Rotorua cancellation policy?
    Guided Horse Trekking from Rotorua cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Guided Horse Trekking from Rotorua on Tripadvisor
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    How much time do I need for Guided Horse Trekking from Rotorua?
    On average, this experience will take approximately 1h. Discover and book Guided Horse Trekking from Rotorua on Tripadvisor

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 19829P2

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    • Adventure Playground
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      Joined in February 2010
    • raeleh
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      Recommend highly
      My wife and I did a combo of horse trek and then clay shooting. We had an amazing time definately recommend. Clay shooting was an awesome experience We would definately recommend for people to do that we even purchased more ammo while we were up there. Think we found our new hobby. All the guides are incredible.
      Written February 16, 2024
    • mhereak
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      Great fun! Awesome guide.
      We originally had the 30minute session booked, however, it was later suggested that we take the 1 hour session instead and we are so glad we did. Very enjoyable trip, and the scenery and track you get with the longer ride was definitely worth it for us. We will be back to try some of their other activities in the future.
      Written February 4, 2024
    • G5645ZDpatrickd
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      Clay Shooting Awesome
      This is our 2nd time doing clay target shooting here. They are very professional and safety conscious. We are licensed shooters and had a ball. They are very good even if you didn't have any experience. Would recommend to anyone wanting to have a go.
      Written January 25, 2024
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      Clay shooting 👍🏼
      Did clay shooting in January 2024. Excellent guide, welcoming and very helpful. Fair price, a very good time all round.
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    • Jet28626304925
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      GANGSTA
      Must do while in Rotorua. excellent service excellence for history of the land scary actually the journey one word my son summed up this activity “GANGSTA” we did the 1 hour and we are so glad we didn’t do the 30min. well worth the price would do this again the memories we have created is priceless. thank you ☺️
      Written December 26, 2023
    • Discover48850530120
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      Thrilling Adventures and Family Fun: A Fantastic Day at Adventure Playground, New Zealand!
      Thrilling adventure awaits at Adventure Playground in Rotorua, New Zealand! From the exhilarating 20-minute clay shooting session to the picturesque one-hour horse trek and the adrenaline-pumping self-driving four-wheel-drive buggy tour, every moment was filled with excitement. The friendly staff ensured a safe and enjoyable experience, with top-notch safety measures in place. Perfect for families seeking adventure, this venue offers an unforgettable blend of fun activities set against the stunning New Zealand backdrop. Highly recommended for those craving a fantastic, family-friendly adventure!
      Written December 12, 2023
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      Fun on four wheels
      Fun, personalized, and relaxed. Zack (guide) made several stops along the way to allow us the chance to get out and take pictures of the landscape and swap drivers. Wished we had spent more time in the rainforest as this was the best part for us.
      Written November 27, 2023
    • NorthStar07565766247
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      Best experience
      Amazing drive up the hill. Watching some cows on the way up was something that kids love. View was great from top
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      What a fun way to see the view
      The buggys were cool. The view from the top was amazing. Nathan and liam were great guides.i recommend it to anyine that wants to see the lake and Rotarua a different way
      Written November 21, 2023
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      No problem shooting shotguns in the showers!
      We had a TON of fun clay pigeon shooting on a rainy day in Rotorua! Adventure Playground has a comfortable, dry shooting platform, and our capable guides coached us and kept us safe. Highly recommended!
      Written November 16, 2023
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      Really fun!
      Such an amazing experience, great staff and lots of fun. Something I wouldn't usually do buy I thoroughly enjoyed it
      Written October 21, 2023
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      Great time for all.
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      Stunningly amazing experience in a well maintained environment.
      I was given a buggy tour and clay bird shooting for my 68th birthday. The self drive buggy excursion was excellent. They have done an awesome job of making tracks that provide an authentic 4wd experience in a safe environment. The elevation provides an excellent backdrop and the bush track tops off the experience. The machines are modern and handle the environment with ease. Our guide was young, enthusiastic and competent giving us great opportunities for photo shots and instructions to maintain our safety. The clay bird shooting was amazing. They provided a modern well appointed structure looking out over a bush backdrop with a variety of shooting angles. One of the best environments that I have had the pleasure of shooting in.
      Written September 19, 2023
    • NeilC1849
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      A great time to had…
      We had an amazing time! Our driver was fantastic, he knew a lot about the area. He pointed out things of interest, allowed us time to take photos. Would highly recommend!
      Written September 9, 2023
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    Charlies
    Rotorua District, New Zealand1 contribution
    Jan 2020
    Today my grandchildren (after having worked for 2 days cleaning motel units for me) spent their funds on a horse trek. The 1 x hour for 12 year olds. @$65 per person
    Upon arrival we were met by a girl, who showed them where to sign in, then joined another young girl at the counter. The kids signed in and when asked "now what"-response, go up to the shed (pointed the tack room) and wait. It was a 2pm trek, they got to the tack room at 1.50pm. When all saddled up, no introductions were made as to who the guides were, also a 6 year old took part in this trek! The brochure clearly pointed out 12 year olds..the child was noisy , but needless to say it was meant to be for older riders. When I rang to voice my concerns the woman said she will follow it up. Nothing yet. The kids enjoyed the views but walked away very disheartened- as a motelier I am not prepared to encourage this part of Adventure Playground. I do wish they had the experience that other reviews have given.
    Written January 4, 2020
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    Thank you for your feedback. However, we firstly note you are reviewing after you were not the actual person who took part in the horse trek. Secondly, your two 12 year old grandchildren have not relayed the correct information about your complaint regarding the other child on the trek. He was not a novice rider which is why we made an exception regarding the recommended age of12 years to partake in our 1 hour trek. The child was actually 8 yrs old and was with his Aunty. He wanted to gallop and when she told him he wasn't allowed he started to cry. We did call you back to explain to you but you placed your review before we had time to call you later that day. We have also been advised that you have sent your 12 year old grandchildren to "check out" a number of activities around town which if I was a new motel owner would have chosen to do myself rather than send a child to rely solely on for feedback. We apologise that they had a disappointing experience but as you will see we have had hundreds and hundreds of people take part in our horse treks and very very little complaints over the past 5 years. Thank you from the Adventure Playground Staff
    Written January 14, 2020
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    Chrissie Stevenson
    Rotorua, New Zealand2 contributions
    Jul 2021
    From the moment we arrived the customer service was outstanding. Very efficient and well organised especially as I was part of a big group. The activities offered catered for everyone in our group which was fantastic.

    Some of my colleagues and I chose the Guided Horse Trekking Experience, and WE all enjoyed our time out with our guide and our especially chosen horses. I had Molly (leader of the pack) and she was such a good horse.

    The others in our wider group chose between the self driven 4x4 buggie activity and the clay shooting.

    At the end of our time out we all gathered to share our own experiences. The laughter, the smiles, the photos taken spoke volumes of our time together. Great way to end our school holidays as we prepare for the new term.
    Written July 23, 2021
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    Many thanks for your awesome review. It was our pleasure to host your fantastic team from Kaitao Intermediate. A nice way to get ready for the new school term.
    Written July 24, 2021
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    Maury-n-NZ
    Auckland, New Zealand5 contributions
    Jan 2022
    We booked online after a phone call to confirm details. Our scheduled times were no longer best for us, so we requested an earlier time, and they kindly accommodated us. They set us up nicely with our horses, gave a bit of instruction, and a trial run around the corral, then off to the trek! We had great trek guides, very attentive and patient. Our treks were better than I'd expected, going up onto the hills nearby for a really great view of the lake and area. Our kids were thrilled, and can't wait to come back again. Great value for the price - especially if you compare around like it did. Thanks!
    Written January 28, 2022
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    Thank you so much for your feedback. Your kind comments are why we do these activities. We look forward to seeing you in the future.
    Written January 30, 2022
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    Queen K
    2 contributions
    Oct 2021 • Solo
    Krissy was our guide today and it was absolutely fantastic, she was sooo genuine and soo lovely! I loved her.

    I would not recommend this trek for riders. Krissy had no problem with me doing a small trot in the arena however, a young lady (didn’t get her name) was quite skeptical about me doing a small trot. Basically she told me to get off ride away. Wasn’t very happy with that but besides that whole downer with that young blonde lady, KRISSY IS THE BEST GUIDE OUT! she was bloody fantastic!

    I would definitely recommend this place for non-riders as their horses are well under-control. Very neat horses and Douboy will forever be my favourite horse there. I will miss him dearly!

    Thank you for this amazing experience Krissy.
    Written October 10, 2021
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    Naomi
    North Shore, New Zealand7 contributions
    Oct 2020 • Friends
    My friends and I spontaneously decided to horse trek, and within minutes were luckily booked for a mid morning trek.

    Not having rode a horse in decades, I was perfectly paired with a horse named Jimmy who stole a piece of my heart.

    The scenery was breathtakingly beautiful, and our awesome guide even provided her photography skills!

    This was the perfect activity to start our weekend in Rotorua! Highly recommend!!

    Thanks so much for the experience.
    Written October 27, 2020
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    susieandmikej
    19 contributions
    Great experience. Four of us went on a one hour ride up the hillside of beautiful Rotorua. Views were excellent. Horses were all very well behaved and our group has excellent riders down to never been riders. Guides were lovely. Took pics for us.
    Written February 7, 2024
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    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback.
    Written February 23, 2024
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    SchutteFam
    11 contributions
    Apr 2021 • Family
    We spent the whole morning. We started off with the 4x4 off road tour which was so much fun. Then the boys decided to go clay shooting and the girls went for the 1 hour horse trek. All of these experiences were amazing and so much fun.Lifetime memories! All the guides who were with us on this day were outstanding!!!thank you for a fantastic day!will highly recommend and will definitely return.
    Written April 1, 2021
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    Penelopeannems H
    perth, Australia4 contributions
    Jan 2024 • Friends
    My daughter and her friend did the 1 hour ride. They had a great time and reported that the views were great, the horses were friendly and calm and the guides were lovely. We would come back here again. Booking was easy and when we wanted to shift because of weather they were very accomodating. Thank you.
    Written January 25, 2024
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    We apptreciate getting your feedback. Look forward to seeing you again.
    Written February 23, 2024
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    Flyer14709547366
    3 contributions
    Feb 2024 • Couples
    Amazing trek! Guided by Nicola and another incredible guide I didn't get the name of. I've always been a bit tentative of riding horses but this lot was so calm and lovely. Rode Joe, who basically led himself with very little input needed from me. Followed the line very patiently. Going downhill still a bit spooky, feels like you're sliding forward but horses go nice and slow. Would highly recommend to nervous riders or anyone really 😊.
    Amazing views on the one hour trek.
    Written February 13, 2024
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    Thank you for sharing your experience with us.
    Written February 23, 2024
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    Shaun
    Hamilton, New Zealand1 contribution
    Mar 2020 • Couples
    We were visiting Rotorua for the weekend and decided to go horse trekking. And we absolutely loved it!! Taylor was a fantastic guide who was friendly and easy to talk to! The horses were really easy to ride (I have never been on a horse before) and were gentle.

    The view along the way and at the top were amazing! I’d 100% highly recommend this to anyone and would definitely do it again!
    Written March 8, 2020
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    Hi Thank you so much for coming to Rotorua and taking part in our horse trek ! So glad you enjoyed your ride and thank you for the 100% recommend ! Hope you stay safe and well and come and see us again sometime. Thank you from the Team at Adventure Playground
    Written June 1, 2020
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