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Horse Trekking Lake Okareka

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51 Acacia Road | Lake Okareka R D 5, Rotorua 3076, New Zealand
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An amazing 1.5 hrs

We stumbled on the trek after our white water rafting expedition was cancelled. This should be on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
William G
Stunning ride! 10*plus !!!

I’m an experienced rider and booked the 3h trek, which was mind blowing beautiful! The guides where... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Val V
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At Horse Trekking Lake Okareka you can explore 1500 acres of rolling sheep and cattle producing farmland on horseback. You will go on a guided trek through 500 acres of native bush between the volcanic Lake Okareka, Lake Tarawera and the famous Blue and Green Lakes. We have horses to suit all abilities. This is a horse rider’s paradise with stunning panoramic views. We cater for small groups of 1 – 12 people providing you with an exclusive riding experience.
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51 Acacia Road | Lake Okareka R D 5, Rotorua 3076, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumbled on the trek after our white water rafting expedition was cancelled. This should be on the top of anyone's to do list in Rotorua. Lucy runs an incredible facility. Horses were calm (important since none of us ride) and there were 3 helpful...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’m an experienced rider and booked the 3h trek, which was mind blowing beautiful! The guides where fantastic and we went for a few trots and canter. I’m a horse trekking guide myself and are a bit skeptical when it comes to other trekking businesses,...More

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Reviewed 11 May 2018

My husband and I were recently visiting New Zealand and spent a few days on Lake Terawera, south of Rotorua. We had the good fortune to be introduced to Horse Trekking Lake Okarika and spent a glorious morning (2 hour trail ride) trekking. Lucy runs...More

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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Such a beautiful ride! Stunning scenery, lovely staff, well behaved gentle horses and sunshine! It was quite spectacular and catered well for our mixed abilities. Intimate ( just me and my daughters-7 and 10) and memorable- highly recommend and will certainly book in next time...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

The kids and I had a wonderful time! The horses were great and our guides excellent. Definitely recommend this business.

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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

We did the 2.5 hour trek that was fantastic. The views were stunning, the horses well looked after and loved, the staff happy and helpful. They handled extremes of experience in a single group, and were very accommodating. I would recommend these guys in a...More

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Paradise on earth! The horses were well kept and behaved. The staff, superb. The trek itself, sublime. You could not ask for a better place on the planet to ride a horse. It was our second time and will not be our last. Thanks Lucy...More

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Reviewed 20 March 2018

Based on reviews we choose Horse Trekking Lake Okareka for our riding experience in New Zealand. We were welcomed by the guides on a beautiful located farm. There was another couple joining us on the 2,5 hour trip. Also some additional guides joined our group...More

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Reviewed 19 March 2018

What an amazing way to spend a morning! The whole experience was lovely from start to finish. The guides were friendly and helpful, and put those of us who were a little nervous completely at ease. The horses were also friendly and gentle and well...More

Thank luxgeek
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

We had a blast, family day out - all newbies to riding, our tension and apprehension quickly turned to relaxation and awe...amazing guides, gentle horses, stunning scenery...money well spent! Thanks to Lucy and your team for making our family outting a lifetime memory!

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779dwayner
7 March 2018|
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Response from Lucy P | Property representative |
Hi, Yes we do cater for people to go faster but there is not a lot of opportunity to do this on the one hour trek. I would recommend either the 1.5 or the 2 hour trek and you will be able to trot and canter. Thanks for... More
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knowlesjo83
2 July 2017|
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Response from Lucy P | Property representative |
Hi. The majority of our clients have never ridden before and we have quiet horses to cater for beginner riders. I would recommend either the 1.5 hour trek or the 2 hour trek. Both have fabulous views with slightly better... More
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Spritza2014
2 April 2017|
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Response from Lucy P | Property representative |
Hi Mandie, You could ride for 2.5 hours at 10am on the 12th or 3 hours at 1.30pm on the same day. The easiest way to book is to visit our website at treklakeokareka and book online. We look forward to seeing you. Kind... More
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