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Mackenze Alpine Horse Trekking - Day Tours

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Address: Godley Peaks Road, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
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Enjoy a fabulous horse trek in the Mackenzie with views of the Southern...

Enjoy a fabulous horse trek in the Mackenzie with views of the Southern Alps, lakes and high country sheep stations. Suitable for beginners, treks range from 1/2hr through to 6day multi-day treks.

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Birthday treat for the wife

Wooooooooooow 40th birthday treat for the wife and it was most amazing afternoon. Great place great views great horses and great staff. As the wife says was best birthday treat... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Aaron L
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Wooooooooooow 40th birthday treat for the wife and it was most amazing afternoon. Great place great views great horses and great staff. As the wife says was best birthday treat ever! Thank you. Aaron & Tracy

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Auckland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was really looking forward to this horse riding trip. We'd had a lot of rain the past few days so I emailed to make sure it was on the morning of our afternoon trek (since that was how I had been contacting them). We showed up and the place was deserted. There was no cell service to call them... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such an authentic way to explore the beauty of Lake Tekapo. I'm not much of a horse person but the guides gave me a great demonstration and made me feel relaxed and confident. Frank was great ride, I'll be back.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For beginner riders, if a horse is unable to stop then it is unsafe. We didn't feel like there was anywhere we could stop along the way, no fences to lean on. We felt pressured by our tour guide who we felt like she was very forceful and didn't really care about our level of expertise. I suggest that the... More 

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HorseTrekkingTekapo, Owner at Mackenze Alpine Horse Trekking - Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi Matt W I am shocked and saddened to receive a review such as this. We take safety very seriously at Mackenzie Alpine Horse Trekking and in 12 years of business, over the exact same trails, have an excellent safety record. I feel you must have been very nervous beginners to have found your trek this unpleasant. We take beginners... More 

Manchester
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I booked onto the one hour trek at the last minute and so glad we did. We absolutely loved it! I have never been on a horse trek before but have always wanted to.The horses were calm and gentle and gave us confidence on steep climbs, even as first timers. The views were spectacular. Katie and Ginny... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The first thing I noticed was that the animals were healthy & happy. When we rode around the mountain, it was obvious the horses were well trained, especially giving towards some inexperienced riders. Ginny, our guide, a laid-back but toughie, was intuitive enough to let us advanced riders get a taste of trott/canter in this one off landscape ( including... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I booked in for a 2 hour trek recently and this was great value. I was a first timer but the guide (Katie) was excellent and my horse Keith took it easy on me. Definately recommend if you have time while visiting Tekapo

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Shanghai, China
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

We did a half hour tour with our 4 yrs old daughter. I was prepared even if it was a failure since she's a city girl and lack overall expierence with animal. But it was a great ride in the end and she did so well with the pony and the help of our guide. I will try to do... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

As two completely unexperienced riders we were stunned how easy it can be to actually go on a horse trek. Horses were chosen for each of us individually. It was also no problem that one of us was feeling a little bit uncomfortable around horses at the beginning. The encountered landscape was just stunning. Our guide was very helpful and... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

I had a fantastic 3.5 hour trek! As an experienced horse rider I was hoping for something a bit more challenging and was not let down. The scenery is awe inspiring in this ride, with long views over towards the southern Alps, before circling round and up over a steep hill to follow a rugged track along side the lake.... More 

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