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Cardrona High Country Pub Trail Horse Riding Trek provided by The Cardrona

Cardrona High Country Pub Trail Horse Riding Trek

Cardrona High Country Pub Trail Horse Riding Trek
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About
Saddle up on this very unique horse trekking experience, just 20 minutes from Wanaka. The half-day High Country Pub horse trek takes you up into the beautiful mountains of Cardrona Valley allowing breath taking views of the surrounding Pisa and Crown Ranges and Cardrona Ski Area. No riding experience is necessary as all tuition is provided, however if you want to cut loose there are many chances for trotting and cantering on this ride and a stopover at the historic Cardrona Hotel to stretch your legs and enjoy a drink on us! **PLEASE SPECIFY YOUR HORSE RIDING ABILITY UPON BOOKING SO THE APPROPRIATE HORSES ARE SELECTED FOR YOUR RIDE**
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Awards
Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2021
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • You will ride high up into the mountains, then down & cross the river over to the Cardrona Hotel for a drink, then back home along the river, many chances for trotting & cantering on this ride so please be sure to specify your horse riding ability upon booking!
Awards
Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2021
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • You will ride high up into the mountains, then down & cross the river over to the Cardrona Hotel for a drink, then back home along the river, many chances for trotting & cantering on this ride so please be sure to specify your horse riding ability upon booking!
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 8706P2
Call +6037-7240250
Important information
Inclusions
  • Beverage
  • Professional guide
  • Use of helmet
Exclusions
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Duration
3h 30m
Departure details
  • Wanaka, Wanaka, Otago Region, South Island 20 minutes self drive from Wanaka, 50-55 minute self drive from Queenstown. Look for "THE CARDRONA HORSE TREKS & QUAD TOURS" and the famous 'Bra Fence'
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • **PLEASE SPECIFY YOUR HORSE RIDING ABILITY UPON BOOKING SO THE APPROPRIATE HORSES ARE SELECTED FOR YOUR RIDE**
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travellers
Inclusions
  • Beverage
  • Professional guide
  • Use of helmet
Exclusions
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Departure details
  • Wanaka, Wanaka, Otago Region, South Island 20 minutes self drive from Wanaka, 50-55 minute self drive from Queenstown. Look for "THE CARDRONA HORSE TREKS & QUAD TOURS" and the famous 'Bra Fence'
Duration
3h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • **PLEASE SPECIFY YOUR HORSE RIDING ABILITY UPON BOOKING SO THE APPROPRIATE HORSES ARE SELECTED FOR YOUR RIDE**
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travellers
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HarrietteD1998
Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand5 contributions
Amazing experience
Dec 2021 • Friends
Amazing trek on such a beautiful day! The horses were absolutely lovely and the views were stunning. Sam our guide was super knowledgeable and enthusiastic and friendly. Highly recommend!
Written 1 December 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

lhans11
Wellington, Greater Wellington, North Island24 contributions
Amazing guide, beautiful horses
We had an absolutely amazing time on our Horse Trek! Stunning location. Our guide Sam was fantastic - super friendly and knowledgeable and obviously loved all of the gorgeous horses!! A very professional business.

Would highly recommend!!
Written 1 December 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Dom W
2 contributions
Perfect afternoon in Cardrona
Nov 2021 • Solo
We were recommended as a must-do whilst in Wanaka, and it did not disappoint. My partner and I had a great time with lovely horses Andy and Danny. Sam was a great teacher / trek leader and, despite being beginners, we even got to do a fair bit of cantering. Pub to top it all off, what more could you want? Do it! 🍻 🐴 (11/11/2021)
Written 30 November 2021
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Peter A
43 contributions
The best afternoon adventure
We spent about three and a half hours with Sam who took us from novices to bring able to canter through the high country on their awesome horses. There is no better way to see such stunning scenery, all capped off by dropping past the iconic Cardrona Hotel. Simply the best afternoon out.
Written 19 November 2021
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skikiwi_58
New Zealand14 contributions
Must do in Wanaka!
Nov 2021
Had lots of fun on the horses with my family, learnt plenty of new things about the history of Cardrona, went through beautiful rivers and scenic routes of Cardrona. Was great to get back on a horse and explore with Kelly. Cheers
Written 2 November 2021
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Casey Longstreth
1 contribution
Great Way to See Cardrona Valley
Oct 2021 • Couples
Had an amazing experience horse trekking in the great NZ outdoors! This track in particular was beautiful and Kelly was a wonderful guide, The horses were very well mannered and it was a great experience even as a beginner rider. Would highly recommend!
Written 25 October 2021
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Susan H
4 contributions
Can canter
Oct 2021
My daughter is an experienced rider and loved this trek. They had opportunities to canter. Good horses and experienced trek leader. Stunning scenery. Photos + short video of the ride for extra cost.
Written 11 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ss
1 contribution
Once in a life time ride
Oct 2021 • Family
So well organised. Once in a life time adventure for our mostly novice crew. Our guide Kim was so experienced and supportive and took such good care of us all. We enjoyed the opportunity to learn about and connect with our horses over the afternoon. Thanks so much.
Written 10 October 2021
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Seán C
3 contributions
Sunny horse trek
Sep 2021 • Couples
Had a fabulous time on this horse trek. Our guides were super friendly and knowledgeable and really made the experience worthwhile. I had never been on a horse before but was given great direction and told exactly what I needed to do. Felt comfortable throughout. Would highly recommend anyone in the area to make the trip!
Written 25 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mette K
Christchurch, New Zealand6 contributions
Making family memories.
Jul 2021
We went on a 2 hr trek with this company and they chose perfect horses for our family. The weather was perfect, the views incredible and our trek leader so very very good. She took some awesome photos of us. It was memorable family experience we will never forget.
Written 12 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: The Cardrona
heatherpT5848WQ
heatherpT5848WQ
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Top Experience on a Top Beat Ride
Absolutely wonderful morning riding with Kelly on a private "Top Beat" ride. Lou is a beautiful, forward moving hor
LaurenNZL
LaurenNZL
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Epic family adventure
We did this in our family group and Kelly and Sam went over and above to ensure we had an Epic morning out. Thanks
Philip C
Philip C
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Amazing experience Quad Bike Riding
Had the most amazing three hours on the Quad Bikes - never done it before so no idea what to expect but was fantast
JacquelineY_13
JacquelineY_13
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Gorgeous, fantastic guides, got my five year old son riding for two hours!
Sam was such a wonderful guide, taking the lead for my five year old son who was a first time rider. She knew exact
KiwiFia
KiwiFia
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A great place for a quad bike ride
We had a great quad bike ride today. From the floor of the valley, to the skyline. Through grassy farmland, and tus
Sommerthefulltimewar
Sommerthefulltimewar
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Wicked!
We took a Hen’s do here. Absolutely awesome activity, super staff and so welcoming. Horses are well kept and are a
Culture416517
Culture416517
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Great fun and mind blowing scenery for all skills levels
We did the quad biking and it was an absolutely iconic trip with scenery that will blow your mind. Really great
lorettab740
lorettab740
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Really cool 4WD Buggy experience
Had a great time doing this experience. Managed to go up into the snow, which was really special. Wonderful views a
LukasVilliers
LukasVilliers
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A wonderful experience.
Came in on a busy winter season. The hotel staff is very accommodating. The place is amazing and this hotel is the
Yoshi_Dh
Yoshi_Dh
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Must do in queenstown
Had an unforgettable experience with cardrona quad biking, its an unique experience and very adventurous, Andy was
Kikki0
Kikki0
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Fascinating history and great horses
We are experienced riders but after a very bad accident, I am easing myself back into the lighter side of equestria
M4986FCkater
M4986FCkater
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Fun Tuesday
We had such an awesome time. Toby (my horse) and Sam (our leader) we amazing! My daughter loved it too.
Bernznkyle
Bernznkyle
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Unique experience
Fantastic Team and a unique way to experience what the area has to offer. We enjoyed learning some of the gold mini
Inspire17564262751
Inspire17564262751
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Worth the money , you won’t be disappointed
A great experience with a great guide. The perfect mix of safety and excitement. We were taken up high into snow an
paigeyjg
paigeyjg
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Awesome experience
Awesome fun with incredible scenery. Would definitely recommend. Staff were lovely and our guide Kim was very knowl
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