Horse riding is a nice way of soaking up the alpine atmosphere of the Wakatipu valley. There are three horse riding stables close to Queenstown. There are two stables at Glenorchy. All stables can cater for the novice rider.
To the right you see a view from a Moonlight stables trail that is at the Arrow junction area. Three trips per day 9.30am, 1.30pm, 4.30pm (summer only) with a full day option available. 1 hr 30 minutes horse ride, allow for 2hrs 30 minutes round trip from Queenstown. Ride amongst the animals on a typical deer farm and enjoy the spectacular alpine views of the Remarkables’ and Coronet Peak ski area. You’ll enjoy seeing grazing elk and rare white fallow deer on the 800 acre Doon holme farm. The views will take your breath away.
This horse trek company will take you around a remote part of the Queenstown area. 1.5 hour rides departures 9am , 12noon and 3pm. The Moke lake area offers some dramatic scenery. This area is rich in the regions gold history – visit the remains of Sefferstown – a historic gold mining village. Braided rivers offer fabulous river crossings. 15 minutes from Queenstown. Walter Peak High Country Farm
A 40 minute ride can be had with the 12 noon and the 2pm sailings. Or if you like have a ride on a 100 year old wagon with a team of Clydesdale horses around the farm. At the Walter Peak High Country Farm disembark from the steamship TSS Earnslaw and join a guided horse trek. Our experienced guides will take you across rolling farm terraces to an outlook with spectacular views of the Wakatipu scenery. Your horse trek takes around 40 minutes and is followed by morning or afternoon tea. The duration of the excursion is 3hrs 35mins.
Safety helmets and wet weather clothing are provided for the treks.
Suitable for inexperienced riders. Suitable for children 8 years and over.
Full day horse trek also available (experienced riders only).
Dart Stables Dart Stables offers a 1 hour or 2 hour gentle walking paced horse ride across a 100-acre property with beautiful braided rivers and stunning scenery in the Dart Valley’
Visit the Glenorchy page for other things to do.