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High Country Horses

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243 Priory Road | Queenstown, Glenorchy 9350, New Zealand
+64 3-442 9915
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One of the best horseback riding experiences

A local outdoorsy recommended this place. They pick you up at Queenstown. The scenery drive to the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Irvine, California
Beautiful ride

We did the Paradise combo ride. Magnificent scenery, horses were very well cared for and Jess our... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Amanda O
Melbourne, Australia
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High Country Horses operates from a farm 15 mins from Glenorchy at the top of Lake Wakatipu - Mid Rivers Farm. We are surround by the Humbolt and Richardson ranges of Mountains and are nested at the base of Mount Alfred. The only Horse riding that is owned and operated by True New Zealanders. Offering local knowledge and Lord of the Rings locations. Young children can enjoy and feed our farm animals. We can offer 1.5 hour rides through to 5 days/4nights. Activities for all to enjoy.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good14%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“horse riding” (45 reviews)
“river trail” (21 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
243 Priory Road | Queenstown, Glenorchy 9350, New Zealand
+64 3-442 9915
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Reviewed yesterday

A local outdoorsy recommended this place. They pick you up at Queenstown. The scenery drive to the stable was really really breathtaking... On the trail, it's a mixed level group. BUT,,,, if you are comfortable and practicing trail riding etiquette, you can go ahead ride...More

Thank Tammy949
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We did the Paradise combo ride. Magnificent scenery, horses were very well cared for and Jess our guide was lovely and informative. We had an opportunity for one short canter in the morning and the afternoon ride was walking only due largely to the hilly...More

Thank Amanda O
Reviewed 1 week ago

WOW! One of those experiences that reminds us of how amazing our natural NZ wilderness really is! This was the second time we have ridden with High Country Horses and again we were not disappointed. My family of 3 young adults was treated to a...More

Thank baalhamcrew
DeanaIrvine, Owner at High Country Horses, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for your kind response. After the tragic death of one of our owners last month we have tried hard to keep the quality of our business at a high standard. It is the best to see ratings coming through that allow...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's been 10 years since I've been on a horse and my husband has never ridden before this. High Country Horses took all of this into consideration and set us up to ride according to our abilities. The horses were obviously well loved and on...More

Thank Stefani W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I chose The Rees River ride because tour description promised "A magical ride with experienced riders having the opportunity to canter". Well, that is not true in every ride. It turned out our group had 12 riders, and I was only one who was experienced....More

Thank FIN_C0uple
DeanaIrvine, Owner at High Country Horses, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I would like to apologize for your disappointment and your comments will be discussed at the next staff meeting. I can only say that it is very very rare that a group of 12 would go out together as we pride ourselves in small groups....More

Reviewed 13 October 2017

I had most enjoyable two days around mountain Alfred, with the most friendly guide Sam. Sam was very knowledgeable of not only horses but all animals and also of the areas we were riding around. The food prepared by Diane was delicious making our rides...More

Thank Amy P
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

This was the perfect way to see this beautiful terrain and visit some sites where Lord of the Rings (and other movies) were filmed. We had a pretty private tour when just my husband and I signed up that morning. The staff did a great...More

Thank cindychodge
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

My wife and I have no any experience before. We did the lord of ring track, this site is absolutely beautiful. Tutor teach us a lot, you won't worried on control the horse.

Thank KentHo
Reviewed 25 September 2017

I almost didn't go on this ride because of some of the reviews by "advanced riders" and I'm so glad my husband encouraged me to go. First off, to those "advanced riders" who trashed the place, this is not a show barn, it's a working...More

Thank Kathryn P
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Lucky to have had a lovely, sunny afternoon. Stunning mountain backdrops on this ride. Horses well behaved. The first time I have had a trekking horse that would allow us to separate and leave the other horses behind so us 3 experienced riders could canter...More

Thank kristinr235
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28 August 2017|
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Response from Tazzkai | Reviewed this property |
My husband and I are both beginner riders when we went. They match you up with the appropriate horse/personality based on your experience. It was a nice relaxing ride with interesting trivial/stories about the area and the... More
17 June 2017|
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Response from DeanaIrvine | Property representative |
All our products are on our website We can off a 1.5 hour ride in Paradise to the very locations where many movies were filmed through to a 5 day ride. All experience levels are catered for. We can offer over five... More
Rob C
6 January 2017|
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Response from DeanaIrvine | Property representative |
HI there, 9 years old is fine. The combo is the best full day excursion for Children. We look forward to meeting you all :)