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Mountains High, Rivers Deep

Our original full day ride.

Our company boasts the largest backyard in the Queenstown Basin. Come and explore over 100,000 acres of pristine Backcountry. Cross glacial-fed Rivers, climb the side of a mountain range and explore trails through ancient beech forest.

Lunch and transfer included in this package. 5-6 hours in the saddle.

EXPERIENCED ONLY due to the terrain and the length of the ride. Riding skill is required. For the Novice rider check out our PARADISE COMBO.


Season: All Year Round
Duration: Allow 5 – 6 hours
Min Age: 10 years old
Max Weight: 95kg
We Provide: Helmets and wet weather gear if required
Please Bring: Long trousers, suitable sturdy footwear, sunglasses, sunscreen. During winter please bring warm layers including socks, gloves, scarf
Rider Level: Intermediate – Experienced  – (Click here to find out what rider level best describes you.)
Cost: $405.00 per person self-drive
Cost with Transfers: $425.00 per person from Queenstown
Departures: 9:00 am – 243 Priory Road, Glenorchy
Information: Allow 1 hour travel time from Queenstown – Glenorchy
Base: 243 Priory Road, Glenorchy

“Five hours of riding… I will feel it tomorrow, but will remember it for a life time! I had a wonderful time spending a day in this pure New Zealand experience, and will recommend it to anyone who will listen”
Carolyn, Vancouver Island, Canada


Vancouver Island, Canada

Our Rides

Over Night

For Intermediate - Experienced Riders

Full Day

Intermediate - Experienced Riders

For Beginner - Experienced Riders

Half Day

For Experienced Riders

For Beginner - Experienced Riders

For Beginner - Experienced Riders

What they say



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.

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.

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Phone: +64 3 442 9915

Freephone: 0508 59 59 59


Address: High Country Horses, 243 Priory Road, Glenorchy



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