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Rubicon Valley Tourist Centre

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Christchurch 7681, New Zealand
+64 3-318 8886
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2-Hour River Trail Horse Trek
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Horse treks run on a working high country sheep and cattle farm at the foot of the Southern Alps and only 1 hour from Christchurch City - various treks available with 1hour, 2hour, 3hour and full day.
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“horse trek” (82 reviews)
“hour ride” (23 reviews)
Christchurch 7681, New Zealand
Christchurch 7681, New Zealand
+64 3-318 8886
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great experience. We've always been a little bit afraid of horses. They're big and we're small. But for the first time, under Chris's excellent tuition, we felt that we were in control of the horses and not the other way around. The ride...More

Thank Mary E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the River Trek on a very hot summer day and it was amazing. The horses are well educated and as a beginner you feel very safe. There are also options for more experienced riders. They allow you to go faster if you want...More

Thank AnjaClaire
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I did the River Trail 2 hour trek recently. It was an awesome afternoon. A relaxing ride through the paddocks along the Waimakariri River. Great views of the New Zealand countryside. The tour guides, Chris and Dahlia, made sure everyone was safe...More

Thank BuzzardT
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First off - what a stunning location, a real slice of back country New Zealand. Throw in a well organised and run horse trek with both great horses and guides you have the making of a great experience! Great opportunity regardless of wether you are...More

Thank Bruce R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks Chris for the fantastic experience! The horses are very well trained and beginner friendly. A must try activity for your journey in Christchurch! Would love to come back again.

Thank EXIASG89
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first time riding and it was an awesome experience. Chris is a patient teacher and gives very clear instructions to make sure you have a good time and know what you’re doing. The horses are well behaved and mild mannered, perfect for...More

Thank juliuseizure
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very well trained horses! It was amazing how much confidence Chris is having in his horses. It was no problem to have a fast canter while the horses with the less expirienced riders remaind walking! Big compliment! I had so much fun with Jimmy riding...More

Thank Salome S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I would highly recommend Chris and his team of excellently trained, safe and reliable horses. During my three hour River and Valley Trek I was treated to spectacular scenery and brilliant company. I fell in love with my gorgeous mount Diego and was very impressed...More

Thank Sophie S
Reviewed December 10, 2017

Had an amazing time, very convenient just took a bus from christchurch to srpingfield. Chris is an awesome teacher, I finally got some proper riding lessons. Views were breathtaking as we rode through valleys, hills with so many sheep, it was like riding through middle...More

Thank kylienadine3
Reviewed December 6, 2017

We did a 2 hours river trail ride and it was fantastic ! Chris and Dahlia are very good with kids. With Chris guidance, the kids were able to ride on their own even though they had no prior experience. Chris and Dahlia were always...More

Thank LOFT293
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Bianka R
August 28, 2016|
Response from CHRISTINE M | Reviewed this property |
It is certainly better than average but sorry I wouldn't have a clue how you do that. Best you ask Trip Adviser.
January 8, 2015|
Response from RubiconValleyHorseTr | Property representative |
Hi I would suggest the 2 hour river trail, could do the 3hour but some find the 3 hour a bit long. Chris