Rees River Trail

A Scenic ride for all 

Taking the best of the Rees River and showcasing it to you. This 2.5 hour ride caters for beginners, intermediate and experienced riders looking for a relaxed paced scenic trail. Designed to take in the stunning scenery that is Glenorchy, the Rees river trail takes clients across farmland and onto the Rees River. You will experience crossing glacial fed waters, ride amongst the lupin / wild flower fields, and be awe inspired by our beautiful snow-capped mountain ranges known famously from LOTR, Hobbit, The Chronicles of Narnia, Mission Impossible and Wolverine origins. Come and have a REAL Kiwi experience!

Please note, this ride does not guarantee a faster pace, this is subject to our guides recommendation and group ability. If you are an experienced rider after the thrill of a canter, please look into our “Rees River PRO” Instead. 

Season: All Year Round. We are closed all public holidays
Duration: Allow 2.5 hours in the saddle
Min Age:

7 years old. 

All children 18 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: Beginner, Intermediate and Experienced – (Click here to find out what rider level best describes you.)
Cost: $220 adult | $210 child.
All children 14 years old and under MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 
Departures: 9:00 am & 2:30 pm – 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

Please contact us direct.
Email us on: or hit the BOOK NOW button below to go to our contact from.

What a stunning place. We had an amazing time on our afternoon trek today.

I just wanted to Thank you all.

Sue was very friendly and welcoming.

Sean our guide was great. The lady helping us on the horses was great too.

Everyone made us feel comfortable on the horses.

Thanks again.

Nga mihi kia koutou katoa

Naku noa na


“A fantastic riding experience, thanks to our guide Suzie who gave me some of my old confidence back. Beautiful views and great river crossings. Will be back if I ever visit New Zealand again.”



Our Rides

Half Day

Ideal for Beginner Riders

For Beginner – Experienced Riders

For Experienced Riders

Full Day

Intermediate – Experienced Riders

Over Night

For Experienced Riders

Multi Day

For Experienced Riders

For Experienced Riders

High Country Specials

For those who can’t get here at the moment!

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.

Terms & Conditions Apply. Please click here for more information. 条款和条件 .