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 glacier fed rivers, climb the side of a mountain range and explore trails through ancient beech forest.

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

FOR RIDERS WITH A GOOD LEVEL OF FITNESS AND RIDING ABILITY: due to the terrain, pace and the length of the ride riding experience is required.


Season: All Year Round. We are closed all public holidays
Duration: Allow up to 5 – 6 hours in the saddle
Min Age: 10 years old. All children 14 years old and under MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian
Max Weight:


The well being of our horses is important and so all clients will be weighed at check in and then you will be introduced to the horse that best suits your riding ability and weight

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: $460 per person
All children 14 years old and under MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 

9:00 am – Mid Rivers Farm, 243 Priory Road, Glenorchy

Please check in 15 minutes before departure

Information: Allow 1 hour drive time from Queenstown to High Country Horses, Mid Rivers Farm, Glenorchy.  See How To Find Us here.
Base: Mid Rivers Farm, 243 Priory Road, Glenorchy
Booking Cancellation Policy All booking cancellations 7 days prior to your trek date will be refunded in full.  50% of the booking cost will be refunded between 7 days and 24 hours of your cancellation request.  No refund is available within 24 hours of your departure time

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“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

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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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