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Horse riding options around Queenstown.

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.

Moonlight Stables.Horse riding, View of the Arrow Junction
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.

Ben Lomond Station Horse Trekking
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 horse rides

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).

Glenorchy

Dart Stables have exclusive horse riding rights to Paradise station which was chosen by Peter Jackson for several of his latest films. We recommend Dart Stables as they cater to all grades of riding ability. Riding times are 1 hour , 2 hours and for advanced riders only, a 22 km, 3 hour gallop. Lessons and over night options available to you. High Country Discovery Tours, this company has a maximum number of riders of 4. It has exclusive access to the Earnslaw Station, its a 4 - 4.5 hour ride. The other company in the Glenorchy area is The High Country Horses, this offers 1 and 2.5 hour rides. With a 5 - 6 hour ride for intermediate to advanced riders. It doesnt matter which company you choose, the scenery everywhere is breath taking. Glenorchy is worth a full day to explore. So visit the Glenorchy page for other things to do.

If you would like help in booking these trips prior to you getting to Queenstown Trelawn Place can help you.

Dart stables and the  Dart valley