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Small-Group Gold Discovery Horse Riding in Cardrona Valley provided by The Cardrona

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Small-Group Gold Discovery Horse Riding in Cardrona Valley

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Overview
The Crown Range Road is the highest highway in New Zealand, winding through the dramatic landscapes of the Cardrona Valley. On this tour, take an alternative route and soak up the scenery from the saddle on a thrilling horseback riding adventure. Ride along forest trails and through mountain valleys, take in views of Wanaka Lake and the Crown Range, and if you’re a more experienced rider, enjoy trotting or galloping along the plains.
Highlights
  • Spectacular views over the Cardrona Valley from horseback
  • Pass gold rush towns and see the famous Crown Range highway
  • Rides adapted to your ability: suitable for complete beginners
  • Personalized experience with a small group of up to six
Important Information
Departure Point
Wanaka, Wanaka, Otago Region, South Island
Duration
2h
Inclusions
Exclusions
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • **PLEASE SPECIFY YOUR HORSE RIDING ABILITY UPON BOOKING SO WE CAN SELECT THE APPROPRIATE HORSES FOR YOUR RIDE**
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Jane T wrote a review Oct 15
Wanaka, New Zealand1 contribution
What a fantastic experience! Sam was amazing - she knew her stuff and was so kind and caring of 2 nervous young first time riders. The scenery was amazing and the trek was perfect. Our horses were gorgeous and healthy and a pleasure to ride. We can't thank Sam enough for her
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Date of experience: October 2020
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karentC4285TD wrote a review Oct 8
Auckland Central, New Zealand12 contributions
A surprise for our girls today with us taking them horse riding with The Cardrona and our awesome host Sam. With 3 girls under 11 and all first time riders we had an incredible 2 hours! My oldest who suffers from anxiety and especially when trying something new was incredibly
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Mathilde Y wrote a review Sep 2020
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We had a great moment riding for 2 hours Lou, Toby, Angus, in a beautiful and wilde place, cantering on our way up to the hill, and going slowly down along some windy fields! Our guide Samantha has been wonderfully helpfull with us, telling us precisely how to cross the river,
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Tash wrote a review Sep 2020
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Thanks to Sam and the team at Cardrona for taking us on the most beautiful horse riding experience today! This was by far the most amazing experience we have had in Queenstown and we would totally do it again. Couldn’t recommend them more highly. Whether you have had experience
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Jennie C wrote a review Sep 2020
Kent, United Kingdom6 contributions1 helpful vote
An excellent riding experience. We were complete beginners and felt totally at ease with Kelly's instruction and our chilled out horses. Beautiful scenery and just the right length of experience for us. You have the option to trot some sections. Kelly took lots of photos for us
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Date of experience: September 2020
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AJ198109
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Epic experience
That was so much fun and the track takes you to some epic views! Kelly was awesome, shared local and historical kno
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Kathy M
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Great food and ambience
Love this place despite how busy it was great service and I had the joy of last mulled wine of season
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Michwood235
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Horsey adventure
Mum dad and 3 teenage girls went on a 2+ hour horse trek which included a drink at the iconic Cardrona pub. Horses
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TaniaJill
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Awesome
Awesome experience for all ages. Children aged 10 and 12 had a blast as did Mum and Dad. Great guide and amazing sc
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RachaelR17
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Amazing fun through mixed terrain
Amazing quad biking experience through mixed terrain, right opposite the Cardrona ski field. I went in August and i
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CathyPoppyb
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Amazing! Highly recommend
Most amazing experience for all abilities. Easily the Best horse trek I have done in NZ, great views, insight and a
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philiphC2730QL
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Almost reached the top!
Kelly was an amazing tour guide. Super friendly and knowledgeable, we had a great time climbing the side of the mo
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JulesW1964
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Fantastic tour
We were lucky enough to do this tour just after they had a big dump of snow , riding the quads through the snow was
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126Twiggy
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Magical & FUN!
What a blast up in the snow with Simon our wonderful guide. The quad bikes are so easy to ride and safe. The two-ho
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126Twiggy
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Delightful, Unforgettable Experience
This is a fantastic way to feel the full beauty of the Cardrona valley. Kelly our host was organised, professional,
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Global564404
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Fantastic Experience
My son and I did the 2 hour quad bike ride and we were lucky to go up into the snow. Sam was fantastic and informat
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tomotom1
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Awesome
Fantastic action packed adventure jam packed full of thrills. Spectacular views you cannot beat anywhere!! A must d
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AmeliarChalmers
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True country riding
All around good time! The perfect ride on the perfect day. Kelly our guide was an amazing teacher, rider and photog
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kieranhenkin
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An incredible experience far surpassing all expectations
An incredible experience far surpassing all expectations. Sam and Kelly showed such passion for these horses and th
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TheSkipstar
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Spectacular
Kelly was the perfect welcoming hostess. This was an excellent activity and spectacular scenery was never out of vi
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  • Duration: 2h
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  • Languages Offered: English
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