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Horse Trekking Lake Okareka

#6 of 66 Outdoor Activities in Rotorua Features Animals
51 Acacia Road | Lake Okareka R D 5, Rotorua 3076, New Zealand
+64 21 292 2233
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Relaxing ride

We really enjoyed our trek through the hills around Lake Okareka. Lucy was a great manager and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Fantastic Horse Ridung

we could enjoy very nice horse riding with Lucy and other ladies about for 2 hours. I highly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Masafumi S
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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
+64 21 292 2233

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our trek through the hills around Lake Okareka. Lucy was a great manager and knows all the horses and matches them really well with the riders. Our guides were great and the ride was so relaxing, even with a little bit of...More

Thank mkelly17
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

we could enjoy very nice horse riding with Lucy and other ladies about for 2 hours. I highly recommend this horse riding company!!

Thank Masafumi S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A definite must do if you are out this way. My daughter and I called Lucy last minute to ask if there was space and she welcomed us with no problems. The horses are well looked after and easy to ride. The guides are all...More

Thank JaxHS
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went on a 3hr ride and it was just great, they give you the right horse and are so welcoming and friendly. The horses welfare came first and they were treated with so much care and attention!

Thank Alanna S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lucy took a while to respond which nearly made me book another venue who were more prompt. Based on reviews and recommendation we chose this anyway only to find Lucy doesn't escort the hacks. I recognise this is set up for non riders and much...More

1  Thank Nancy L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Four of us with varying degrees of experience undertook an hour long trek. The horses were matched perfectly to us, the girls who accompanied us were quite friendly and happy to stop periodically to allow us to take photo's. The views of the lake and...More

1  Thank eileen5790
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lucy and her two guides that accompanied us (Julie and Ali) were all excellent hosts. They made sure our team were all suited to their horses (mixing ability and personalities very well), and made sure everyone was feeling welcome. The views are absolutely spectacular and...More

Thank Carkell08
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

My adult daughter and I, both riders, had a great time. Sweet horses and very good 'horse people' guiding and taking care of the horses. I stayed at the walk with one of our two very good guides because of a back injury but my...More

Thank Joan A
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

My husband and I recently visited Rotorua for our honeymoon and the absolute highlight of our trip was our horse trek with Horse Trekking Lake Okareka. All the women at the stables were super friendly and helped explain everything to us and made us feel...More

Thank melroka01
Reviewed 5 June 2017

We had a gorgeous trek with Horse Trekking Lake Okareka. The scenery is stunning and we were lucky to have perfect weather. The guides are so lovely, friendly and knowledgable about the area and they made the experience really relaxing and enjoyable for us all....More

Thank Susannah L
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2 July 2017|
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
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
27 December 2016|
Response from Lucy P | Property representative |
At this stage yes. Please phone 021 2922233 to book. Thanks. Lucy