Around the Mountain
For Intermediate to Experienced Riders
This is the only place in the world where you can ride the full circumference of a mountain. This ride has it all – river-crossings, native beech forest areas, glacial fed lakes, the highest elevation ride in the Queenstown basin and to finish – true authentic locations from The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Hobbit, The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, Vertical Limit, and many other movies. We can also offer up to a 3 Day / 2 Night ride for those that wish to extend their experience. We have up to 150,000 acres of pristine country to ride on, in the most beautiful part of New Zealand.
Package includes: transfers, horses, guide, extra gear, accommodation and all meals.
|Season:||1 October – 31 March|
|Duration:||2 Days, 1 Night. Our overnight treks are available every Tuesday – Wednesday or Wednesday – Thursday through the season|
|Min Age:||10 years old. All children 14 years old and under MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian.|
|We Provide:||Helmets and wet weather gear if required|
|Please Bring:||One set of riding clothes, one set of fresh clothes while you are at the cabin. Comfort and warm. Extra pairs of socks, warm jacket, and fully charged cameras|
|Rider Level:||Intermediate and Experienced – (Click here to find out what rider level best describes you.)|
|Cost:||$875.00 per person (includes: transfers from Queenstown, horses, guide, extra gear, accommodation and all meals). Additional nights $680 each night/per person. All children 14 years old and under MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian.|
|Departures:||9:00 am – 243 Priory Road, Glenorchy|
|Information:||Allow 1 hour travel time from Queenstown – Glenorchy|
|Base:||243 Priory Road, Glenorchy|
EXPLORE YOUR BACKYARD
Overnight was adult $875 – NOW $700
Each additional night was $680 – NOW $544
20% off all direct bookings
For Beginner - Experienced Riders
For Experienced Riders
Intermediate - Experienced Riders
For Intermediate - Experienced Riders
For Intermediate - Experienced Riders
What they say
WE LOVE OUR HORSES AND WE WANT YOU TO LOVE THEM TOO!
SAFETY: The safety of our horses, staff and clients are paramount. While every effort is taken to match one of our horses temperaments with the riders ability, it is important to remember that a horse has a mind of its own and so a good account of your riding experience and ability is imperative to ensure you have an enjoyable time. We have a variety of horses that are suited to different riding levels, please consider the guide below before selecting your riding level.
What Rider Level Best Describes You?
|(A) EXPERIENCED||Someone who has ridden for a number of years and is confident on any horses with any temperaments. A person who will enjoy a forward responsive horse.|
|(B) INTERMEDIATE||Someone who can rise to the trot and sit to a canter comfortably, and can control their horse within, and independently, of the group. A person who will enjoy a more responsive horse.|
|(C&D) BEGINNER||Someone who has never ridden before or has only ridden a few times in a controlled environment. Or someone who has lost their nerve and just wants to go quietly to enjoy the view and be with their quiet natured horse.|
ALL CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 14 YEARS OLD AND UNDER MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT OR GUARDIAN.
TRACK AND RIVER CONDITIONS: Weather in the high country can be extremely changeable and therefore cause river and track conditions to become dangerous to ride across or to ride at a faster pace. Therefore it is imperative each rider adheres to the direction of our qualified guide during the trek. While every effort is made to accommodate the intermediate and experienced rider's wishes we must consider yours and our horse's safety first.
Phone: +64 3 442 9915
Freephone: 0508 59 59 59
Address: High Country Horses, 243 Priory Road, Glenorchy