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Guided Horse Trekking from Rotorua provided by Adventure Playground

Guided Horse Trekking from Rotorua

Guided Horse Trekking from Rotorua
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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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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
What to expect
  • This is a guided walking horse trek. Prior instructions are given before departing the paddock arena. You will be allocated a riding hat and a suitable horse to match your ability. Starting on the lower farm you follow our guide and wind your way up to our lookout overlooking Lake Rotorua which you will see in our photos. The whole experience takes part on the lower part of Mount Ngongotaha. There is some uneven terrain during the trek, however, no previous experience is required. Helmets are provided for safety reasons.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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
What to expect
  • This is a guided walking horse trek. Prior instructions are given before departing the paddock arena. You will be allocated a riding hat and a suitable horse to match your ability. Starting on the lower farm you follow our guide and wind your way up to our lookout overlooking Lake Rotorua which you will see in our photos. The whole experience takes part on the lower part of Mount Ngongotaha. There is some uneven terrain during the trek, however, no previous experience is required. Helmets are provided for safety reasons.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 19829P2
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Guide
  • Horse safari
  • Safety gear
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
Duration
1h
Departure details
  • 451 Ngongotaha Road, Ngongotahā, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your booking time.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • 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
Inclusions
  • Guide
  • Horse safari
  • Safety gear
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
Departure details
  • 451 Ngongotaha Road, Ngongotahā, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your booking time.
Duration
1h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Popular mentions

5.0
90 reviews
Excellent
84
Very good
3
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Queen K
2 contributions
Krissy is the reason I will go back but the young blonde lady can go ******
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Chrissie Stevenson
Rotorua, New Zealand1 contribution
From Kaitao Intermediate, we say thank you.
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Adventure2710
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
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

TheDon
2 contributions
Great rides for little kids.
Apr 2021
We had a perfect short ride for our 5 year old. A horse on a lead, out into the paddocks on a real horse. Better than a little pony ride. He loved it!
Written April 28, 2021
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Alan F
1 contribution
Do it.
Apr 2021 • Couples
Great experience, well worth the time. Horses placid and easy to ride. For a 1st time rider throughly enjoyed it. The two staff riding with very experienced and helpful. Highly recommend.
Written April 7, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

SchutteFam
8 contributions
Amazing day!
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kerran S
4 contributions
Loved it
Mar 2021 • Couples
We loved the views from the top of the hill also our guide Tyler was super lovely would definatly recommend the horse trekking to friends and family
Written March 18, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Emma D
Melbourne, Australia4 contributions
Would recommend
Nov 2020 • Friends
Had a great time on out on tour with Sharena. Doeboy was an amazing horse. Esther was very helpful and knowledgable. Thanks for everything :D
Written November 13, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Naomi
North Shore, New Zealand7 contributions
Highly Recommending the Horse Trek
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Boydie
1 contribution
Adventure Playground Horse Treks
Oct 2020
During the school holidays my two grandsons aged 8 & 10 did the horse trek. It was a truly amazing experience and one that the boys are still talking about. The horses, Molly, Evie & Bishop we so gentle, the views over the lake breathtaking & our guide Sharena was awesome. We will definitely be back.
Written October 20, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sheraz
5 contributions
Horse Trekk- Amazing and Recommended
Aug 2020
One of the best spontaneous decision we made for our weekend in Rotorua and luckily we got the booking. This horse trek has great scenic views along the way and the top was just amazing with a birds-eye view of the lake Rotorua and the city. Horses were calm, super nice and easy to ride.

The experience was overwhelming for all of us and goes without giving credit to TYLAH (Dory- thankfully didn't forget to take us all to the top :D ) was a great guide, friendly and easy to talk gave great tips for horseriding to us (first timers).

Highly recommended to experience horse trek experience at Adventure Playground Rotorua and for other activities (that we left for our next visit).
Written August 9, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Adventure2710
Wow amazing feedback thank you ! Sounds like you had the best time even though it was a spontaneous decision ! We love all you comments and thank you particularly regarding your guide and our lovely horses. Stay safe and we look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to Rotorua. Thanks from The Team at Adventure Playground
Written September 26, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Leewyn J
Leewyn J
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Fun and memorable experience
My partner and I had a really fun and memorable experience on the 4x4 buggies and the clay pigeon shooting. If you'
S1772BBpaulb
S1772BBpaulb
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Fantastic day trip
Took my 7 year old granddaughter. She went on two horse lead trips and we both went on the half hour buggy ride. W
Steve O
Steve O
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Awesome
Did the shooting today great staff great experience well worth a visit to see what these guys can do. Fantastic tim
Whangarei1964
Whangarei1964
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Amazing time and a wealth of experienced staff to help and guide you through what ever event you choose to have a go on
I did the clay bird shooting, was fun and exciting with a great tour guide to tutor us on safety first. I will be
DaifAlllah
DaifAlllah
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You must try this
You must try this, awesome experience. Now we have a family agreement to come here every time we visit Rotorua.
narsi2021
narsi2021
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Superb
It’s our first time doing clay shooting. Amazing staff: they really are very patient, friendly and really good in t
Fsiafausa
Fsiafausa
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AMAZING STAFF
So we basically had a problem and it was solved instantly. Thank you so much Esther for your help today. When we ha
OptomAbroad
OptomAbroad
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Great Clay Pigeon shooting
Great facility for clay pigeon shooting. Ihia was a great instructor, very patient and helpful. You’ll want to shoo
M1ch3
M1ch3
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So much fun with the 4x4 off road drive and clay shooting. Staff are awesome.
Did the 4x4 drive and clay shooting. It was so much fun - up and down the farm with great views, going through the
sililol
sililol
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July fun time in the sun
awesome day out thanks to the host Erykha for making it happen! me and my fiancée had a blast shooting the clay pid
misstamihana
misstamihana
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INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCE with AMAZING SERVICE!!!
The young lady at the front desk who returned my 3 missed calls (coz I was uncertain about whether or not I could m
jans760
jans760
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100% AWESOME ADVENTURE.
We loved the whole experience. So much fun and a great way to see Rotorua from an amazing advantage point. Our 2
250camerond
250camerond
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Ihaia made the lads weekend memorable!
Big thanks to Ihaia for making the lads weekend exceptional, we all had a blast and can't wait to be back, absolute
jilmac2018
jilmac2018
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Rude staff - NOT RECOMMENDED!
Our guide (red-haired female staff) was really lovely, pleasant and helpful. Very opposite to her was the blond fem
Jdog661
Jdog661
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The buzz
Was excellent had great time, and the staff are great friendly and helpful. Thanks claybird shooting Rotorua.
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