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Address: State Highway 6, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand (Formerly South Westland Horse Treks)
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0800 187 357
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Nice scenic ride in rainy weather

Had booked the ride on last minute notice as we our other activities got cancelled due to weather conditions. We had problems finding the location initially as the address from... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2016
Vincent Y
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Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

Had booked the ride on last minute notice as we our other activities got cancelled due to weather conditions. We had problems finding the location initially as the address from TripAdvisor is different from their website. Eventually, we rerouted based on the directions given by their website and found the place. The ride was very enjoyable, particularly through the rainforest,... More 

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Paihia, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Arrived and met by friendly staff. Horses were all ready and looked healthy and happy. Introduced to my horse, Ned, who was so awesome I wanted to buy him! It was a mixed ability trek so not much chance to go faster during but our guide took myself and another lady for a canter at the end, separate from the... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

Took the 2 hrs trek, they were late and ended up a half an hour too early. Meaning that had only 1,5 (if that) for the price of 2. Also, there were only two short trots, so actually juat walking with the horse the whole time. One of the most boring rides I have ever had, disappoiment

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Thank Sandels2014
The Woodlands, Texas
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7 reviews
Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

Glad that I booked this horse trek! You get a great view of the glacier and it was a nice 2 hour ride. It was walking for most of the time though, but I still really enjoyed it. We trotted once and then at the end whoever wanted to canter could...so fun :) Guides are friendly and it's great that... More 

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Thank lilliegrace38
England
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

Beautiful views, gentle horses. First time riding but catered today! Really friendly staff who ensured the ride was fun for all abilities. Stunning views of the glacier too in the sunshine, we'd definitely recommend riding here

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Thank FattieBoo
Minnesota
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Reviewed 8 March 2016

We are both experienced riders who really enjoyed our horse trek at the end of a rainy day in Franz Josef. We did the one hour ride but wished we had time for the longer ones where we could see even more of the beautiful scenery.

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Thank elcydMinnesota
Christchurch, New Zealand
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

We decided to do a horse treck as a family of all inexperienced riders, floyd, molly,borris,junior were our trusty horses for the 2 hr treck. We all enjoyed our rides the horses were well behaved and easy to handle. Things that could be improved would be a bit more guiding of the verbal kind telling us about the area We... More 

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Thank malcolmnet
Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 January 2016

I signed on for a ride with South Westland at the very last minute and was very pleased with the amazing service I received. I was picked up at my hotel 10 minutes after calling...great service. The horses were very well trained, the saddles very comfortable, the wrangler very knowledgeable. I was with 2 people who had never ridden and... More 

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Thank RiderNZ
Norfolk, Virginia
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23 reviews
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Reviewed 9 January 2016

Decided on a whim to go riding and the owners made room for our group of 5. Our horses were well trained and even though we had not ridden in years we were comfortable even when trotting. We went through fields of wild flowers and up to the berm beside the river where we had the best view of the... More 

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Thank Jaime Z
Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed 4 January 2016

I've been riding horses my whole life, and due to lots of traveling hadn't been on a horse for a year – so I thought horseback at Franz Josef would be just what I needed. It was just me and another girl + 2 guides on the trek, so a small experienced group offered the chance to really enjoy it.... More 

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