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Christchurch Horse Trekking provided by Leisure Tours

Christchurch Horse Trekking

Christchurch Horse Trekking
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$108.30
per adult
Free Cancellation up to 7 days in advance
About
Experience the pleasures of a 1.5 hour horse ride on the Banks of the Waimakariri River, with magnificent and breathtaking views of the Southern Alps. You will be collected from your centrally located Christchruch accommodation and taken approximately 25 minutes from the city center of Christchurch. An experienced teacher will accompany you on the trek and is available to provide advice and assistance. There are treks and horses available for both the beginner and experienced rider.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • After pickup from your centrally located hotel in Christchurch, you’re driven approximately 25 minutes from the city center to the banks of the Waimakariri River. You’ll travel through the pastoral landscapes of the Canterbury Plains to the foothills of the Southern Alps. Colloquially known as ‘The Waimak,’ the braided Waimakariri River flows all the way to the Pacific Ocean and is one of the region’s largest rivers. On arrival, you’re matched with a horse for your trek, whether you’re a beginner or a more experienced rider. During your 1.5-hour guided horseback ride, led by an experienced instructor, marvel at stunning alpine views — a perfect outing for the entire family. If you’d like, combine your Waimakariri horse trekking experience with other attractions: a jet-boat tour or a sheep farm visit.  Jet-Boat RideZip along the narrow canyon of Waimakariri Gorge on an exhilarating jet-boat ride at the foothills of the Southern Alps, with breathtaking views of the rugged snow-capped mountains. Brace yourself for a wild ride as you twist and turn down the gorge at high speed — a thrill to remember. Sheep Farm VisitVisit one of three working sheep farms in a tranquil rural setting. See sheep dogs at work, rounding up the flock and penning them for you to pet. Watch a sheep shearing demonstration and have the opportunity to try your hand at it as well. Enjoy either morning or afternoon tea.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
What to expect
  • After pickup from your centrally located hotel in Christchurch, you’re driven approximately 25 minutes from the city center to the banks of the Waimakariri River. You’ll travel through the pastoral landscapes of the Canterbury Plains to the foothills of the Southern Alps. Colloquially known as ‘The Waimak,’ the braided Waimakariri River flows all the way to the Pacific Ocean and is one of the region’s largest rivers. On arrival, you’re matched with a horse for your trek, whether you’re a beginner or a more experienced rider. During your 1.5-hour guided horseback ride, led by an experienced instructor, marvel at stunning alpine views — a perfect outing for the entire family. If you’d like, combine your Waimakariri horse trekking experience with other attractions: a jet-boat tour or a sheep farm visit.  Jet-Boat RideZip along the narrow canyon of Waimakariri Gorge on an exhilarating jet-boat ride at the foothills of the Southern Alps, with breathtaking views of the rugged snow-capped mountains. Brace yourself for a wild ride as you twist and turn down the gorge at high speed — a thrill to remember. Sheep Farm VisitVisit one of three working sheep farms in a tranquil rural setting. See sheep dogs at work, rounding up the flock and penning them for you to pet. Watch a sheep shearing demonstration and have the opportunity to try your hand at it as well. Enjoy either morning or afternoon tea.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2950CLT10
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Horse trekking (1 hr trek)
  • Jet Boating on Waimakariri River (If option selected at time of booking)
  • Sheep farm visit (If option selected at time of booking)
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Cruise port pickup/drop off
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for child aged 6 and under
  • A minimum of 2 people are required for this tour to operate. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • Wear closed toe shoes
  • Wear long pants / trousers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Horse trekking (1 hr trek)
  • Jet Boating on Waimakariri River (If option selected at time of booking)
  • Sheep farm visit (If option selected at time of booking)
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Cruise port pickup/drop off
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for child aged 6 and under
  • A minimum of 2 people are required for this tour to operate. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • Wear closed toe shoes
  • Wear long pants / trousers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Sep 24, 2020
A note from Christchurch Horse Trekking
Follow the safety guidelines as issued by the New Zealand Government and maintain good hygene and social distancing measures. Do not travel if you are experiencing cold or flu symptoms. If the city in which you are departing from is in alert level two, then please wear a facemask for all transport.
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Happiertogive
Happiertogive
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Excellent experience
Thank you Kevin for our wonderful day, and for going that extra mile to describe all of the surroundings to Charli
Mark S
Mark S
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Wonderful wines of the Waipara Valley
We were picked up from hotel in Merivale and headed North with an informative tour guide who told us about the Waip
FinanceJeff
FinanceJeff
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A Wine tour of 4 superb Waipara wineries
Canterbury Wine Tour. 4 superb wineries starting with Waipara Spings (included an individual platter to start the a
ClosesOnTour
ClosesOnTour
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Waipara Wine Trail Tour
Graham from Leisure Tours picked four of us up from our hotel for a half day wine tour, visiting four wineries wit
Trisa O
Trisa O
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Relaxing day
I booked this solo because it was a Tuesday and I was traveling alone. My driver Graham showed up exactly on time
JennyC5060
JennyC5060
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Great afternoon’s experience
Our driver Phil was super friendly, accommodating, knowledgeable and just overall amazing. The selection of winerie
carolbI8720UU
carolbI8720UU
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Private 6 Week Tour
I traveled with a group of 13 on a private prearranged itinerary for 6 weeks. Our air flights to both islands, coor
Becca P
Becca P
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Trip of a lifetime!
We enjoyed an amazing tour of the South Island of NZ. Felt safe and well cared for. Terrific driver, Ian. Lovely ac
I1235TVbrianr
I1235TVbrianr
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Awesome
Graham our driver was awesome. He was humble, friendly and approachable and most of all cared for us.
anzacjack
anzacjack
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4/5
Great selection of wineries with both boutique and larger-scale operations represented. Our first tasting started l
nathant544
nathant544
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Superb day on the Waipara Wine Trail
Had a superb day on the Waipara Wine Trail Afternoon Tour from Christchurch. I would highly recommend this tour if
Travel34855117471
Travel34855117471
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Beautiful day
What a beautiful spot. Had the best fish n chips in a very long time. Wonderful shops to brows through. Everyon
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Travel34855117471
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Amazing experience, i would highly recommend.
Well organized, lovely friendly and helpful staff. Onboard videos informative. Great trip got what we expected ev
Robert T
Robert T
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Worth a look
Interesting kitchen area and a lovely outdoor area with a great vintage car. Friendly volunteers giving a great ed
Jamtraveltips
Jamtraveltips
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Didn't really see a whole lot
Our full day, small group tour of Christchurch began in Akaroa and was given by Ian. It took us about an hour and
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