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Mackenze Alpine Horse Trekking

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Godley Peaks Road, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
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Easter weekend horse trek

Just finished an hour of horse trekking. Totally enjoyed it, felt very safe, the views were... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sarah C
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Best horse trek in NZ

The staff here are brilliant and the horses are in beautiful condition. An absolute must if you... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ian T
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Swanage, United Kingdom
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Enjoy a fabulous horse trek in the Mackenzie with views of the Southern Alps, lakes and high country sheep stations. Suitable for beginners, choose from our beautiful 1,2 or 3.5 hr treks
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Godley Peaks Road, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
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"hour trek"
in 21 reviews
"clear instructions"
in 3 reviews
"inexperienced riders"
in 3 reviews
"lovely horses"
in 3 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 8 reviews
"lovely guide"
in 2 reviews
"great ride"
in 2 reviews
"riding experience"
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"small group"
in 3 reviews
"scenic ride"
in 2 reviews
"skill level"
in 2 reviews
"pine forest"
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"awesome experience"
in 3 reviews
"two hours"
in 3 reviews
"highlight of our trip"
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"view of the lake"
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"beginners"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just finished an hour of horse trekking. Totally enjoyed it, felt very safe, the views were amazing. Our guide was just brilliant. This is a must do for all!

Thank Sarah C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff here are brilliant and the horses are in beautiful condition. An absolute must if you want the most interesting and exciting horse trek. The forest track goes up and down through the trees and then opens up by the lake. We only had...More

Thank Ian T
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went out on a two hour trek, just beautiful. The two girls who took us out were friendly and easy going, and super helpful getting us sorted on our horses. Apart from a couple of people who had ridden before most of the group were...More

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Reviewed 25 February 2018

Fantastic ride ! As an experienced horse rider, I would like to say how well our guide catered for us and the inexperienced group who were also on the tour with us. Our guide waited hand and foot for the group who were painfully needy...More

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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Having never ridden a horse before I was quite nervous as to what the experience would be like ... I shouldn’t have been nervous. The instructors were fab.. friendly and knowledgable. Bec was really good fun :) The horses were super friendly and responsive. And...More

1  Thank Daniel C
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Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

Super friendly and professional staff. We (2 adults and 2 kids aged 5 and 7) went with Bec on the lake view treck and it was amazing! She was great with the children and we felt safe all through the ride and the horses were...More

Thank Caroline H
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

We did the one hour trek which provided beautiful views of Lake Tekapo. The guides were lovely and very helpful. They gave clear instructions and it is perfect for beginners. Strongly recommend for your trip to Lake Tekapo

Thank Louise G
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

The BEST way to see Lake Tekapo, we were blessed with such a nice day and were lucky enough to have such a small group for a 1 hour tour. Our guides were great and cannot recommend enough !

Thank Hannah S
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Reviewed 31 January 2018

Great trek although there were a number of times I felt it was not as safe as it should be. My 10 year daughter was at the back of the pack with 6 horses in front of her. The main leader from the trek centre...More

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Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

My partner and I are both christchurch locals and I was looking for something a little different to do for his birthday this year. Our experience on the Mackenze horse treck could not have been a better choice. It was his first time on a...More

1  Thank KiwiX2
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