Glenorchy Backountry – 5 Day Treks


For Intermediate to Experienced Riders


Globe Trotters are our trusted agent and administrator for this fabulous Glenorchy back country 5-days, 4-night trek.  

With five days of unrestricted hours in the saddle, this ride has it all – from wet and wild canters along river banks, wandering through native beech forest, circumnavigating a mountain, and exploring a quintessential High Country property.

Owners Deana and daughter Casey, have exclusive access to over 100,000 acres of pristine back country, stretching from the Dart Valley through to the Rees Valley with Mount Alfred sitting in the middle.

Day One, guests will stay at Rees Valley Station’s shearer’s quarters on day one. Rees Valley Station is a 37,000 acre working Merino sheep, and Hereford beef station that borders World Heritage listed Mt Aspiring National Park.

On Day Two and Three, we explore the Rees Valley with its glacial fed rivers and wild, untamed beauty. Accommodation is beside Arthurs Creek Musterer’s Hut, where it’s back country camping at its best. Think waterfalls, starry nights and silence.

On Day Four, cruise through enchanted landscapes made world-famous from blockbuster movies like The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Mission Impossible and The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe. The last night is at Miller’s House, a historic, bespoke guest house set within Paradise (quite literally)!

Day Five, the final day of your riding holiday where you’ll venture from Paradise through the mouth of Lake Diamond and ascend the southern side of Mount Alfred. At the top of the track you’ll be able to take a moment and contemplate where and what you have just experienced in the last few days. As far as the eye can see and further is where you have traversed from your sure-footed station horse. Your ride will pass the Dart Bride featured in the recent NZ drama One Lane Bridge before heading back to base for a welcome cold drink.

The Glenorchy Back Country ride typifies everything we love about New Zealand.

All you need to do is get yourself  to Queenstown, in the South Island of New Zealand and we’ll take care of the rest! 



October – March


5 Days, 4 Night.  Our Glenorchy Backcountry treks leave every Monday and return Friday

Min Age:

10 years old. All children 14 years old and under MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 

Max Weight:


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. All riders MUST be confident riding outside an arena at all paces over uneven ground. (Click here to find out what rider level best describes you.)

Cost and Availability:

Check out Globe Trotters price and availability HERE


For the first night guests stay in bunk bed rooms with a hot shower and flushing toilets a short 1min walk away in a separate building. The next two nights guests will stay in tents with camp stretcher and swag) beside a station muster hut where there is a camp shower and a long-drop toilet. The last night guests stay at Paradise Homestead which is a historic, bespoke accommodation house with laze-about beds, hot showers, flushing toilets and kitchen.


High Country Horses, 243 Priory Road, Glenorchy

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