Glenorchy Rees River Horse Trek - 3 Hours

Self drive
Fitness level moderate
Intensity level moderate

Highlights & inclusions

Scenic horseback riding through stunning New Zealand landscapes
Experienced guides provide a safe and enjoyable experience
Suitable for riders of all skill levels
Opportunity to interact with friendly and well-trained horses
Explore the breathtaking beauty of the Glenorchy region
Self drive required (Queenstown is 45 minutes from Glenorchy)
From $276.00
or 4 payments of $57.50 with more info
Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to experience

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Mon, Jul 15, 2024

What you can expect

Experience the breathtaking beauty of Queenstown's high country on a thrilling horse riding adventure. Located in Glenorchy, just a one hour drive from Queenstown, this relaxed horse riding experience takes you on a memorable journey through the stunning landscapes of the Rees River Valley.

Embark on a Rees River horse trek and immerse yourself in the tranquility of nature as you ride through picturesque meadows, ancient beech forests, and crystal-clear rivers. With experienced guides leading the way, you'll feel safe and confident as you navigate the diverse terrain and take in the awe-inspiring views of the surrounding mountains.

High Country Horses offers a range of horse riding options suitable for all levels of experience, from beginners to advanced riders. Whether you're a seasoned equestrian or a first-time rider, their friendly and knowledgeable staff will ensure you have a memorable and enjoyable experience. The Rees River Pro is for experienced riders only.

Discover the thrill of horse riding in one of New Zealand's most stunning locations. This unmissable horse ride is an adventure not to be missed. Book your Glenorchy horse riding experience today and create memories that will last a lifetime.


What you need to know

  • __CHOOSE FROM:__
  • __Rees River Trail - 2.5hrs in the saddle__
  • A perfect half day trek for beginners and experienced riders. Picturesque views of the mountains, glacial river crossings in Rees Valley, and many filming locations from Lord of the Rings. A great tour for beginners to learn and for experienced riders to canter.
  • __Rees River Pro - 3hrs in the saddle (experienced riders only)__
  • Breath taking views in Rees Valley, with picturesque views of the mountains and glacial river crossings. This ride features all the scenic highlights of our Rees River Trail and is where our guides and horses go to play. Opportunities to go at a fast pace and explore the beautiful land. Suitable for experienced riders only, need to be confident and have ridden for a number of years.
  • Guided horse ride
  • Helmets and wet weather gear provided if required
  • This experience departs at 9.30am and 2.30pm
  • Rees River Trial - allow 2.5 hours
  • Rees River Pro - allow 3 hours
  • The rides depart from the High Country horse stables in Glenorchy
  • Glenorchy is located 45-60 minutes drive from Queenstown and you must get your own way there
Departure Location
  • Departs from Glenorchy (45 minutes drive from Queenstown)
What To Bring
  • Please bring long trousers, suitable sturdy footwear, sunglasses, sunscreen
  • Bring your camera, sunglasses & water
  • Wear sturdy footwear (toes enclosed). Gym shoes are fine
Additional Information
  • Self drive required (Queenstown is 45 minutes from Glenorchy)
  • Minimum age is 7 years old for the Rees River Trial
  • Minimum age is 8 years old for the Rees River Pro
  • All children 14 years old and under MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Maximum weight limit of 95kgs
  • During winter please bring warm layers including socks, gloves, scarf
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 to your trek date. No refund is available within 24 hours of your departure date unless exceptional circumstances arise.
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

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