Activities

Isengard - Lord of the Rings (1.5hrs ride) ex Glenorchy

High Country Horses is the only company that will take you to locations filmed in The Lord of the Rings trilogy! Ride in Middle Earth through ancient beech forest and see where Boromir was killed in the “Fellowship” also scenes from Narnia and Wolverine, learn the history while surrounded by Mount Aspiring National Park, one of three world heritage parks in New Zealand. Fantastic ride for novice riders through to experienced.

We Provide

Helmets and wet weather gear if required

Restrictions

- Min age 7 years old.
- Max Weight 95kg.
- Suitable for Novice, Intermediate and Experienced riders.

Duration

1.5 hour trek.

Season

All Year

Isengard - Lord of the Rings (1.5hrs ride) with transfers from Queenstown

High Country Horses is the only company that will take you to locations filmed in The Lord of the Rings trilogy! Ride in Middle Earth through ancient beech forest and see where Boromir was killed in the “Fellowship” also scenes from Narnia and Wolverine, learn the history while surrounded by Mount Aspiring National Park, one of three world heritage parks in New Zealand. Fantastic ride for novice riders through to experienced.

We Provide

Helmets and wet weather gear if required.

Restrictions

- Min age 7 years old.
- Max Weight 95kg.
- Suitable for Novice, Intermediate and Experienced riders.

Duration

1.5 hour trek – allow 4.5 hours return to Queenstown.

Season

All Year

Rees River Trail (2.5hrs ride) ex Glenorchy

Taking the best of the Rees Valley and showcasing it to you. A perfect half day option for Experienced and Novice riders. Enjoy the stunning scenery of the top of the lake with picturesque Mountain views, and glacial fed river-crossings. Be captivated by stories of the area, rich history and many filming locations from Lord Of The Rings. A magical ride with experienced riders having the opportunity to canter and beginners have the chance to learn. Come and have a REAL Kiwi experience!

Please Bring

Helmets and wet weather gear if required.

Restrictions

- Min age 7 years old.
- Max Weight 95kg.
- Suitable for Novice, Intermediate and Experienced riders.

Duration

Riding time: 2.5 hours

Season

All Year

Rees River Trail (2.5hrs ride) with transfers from Queenstown

Taking the best of the Rees Valley and showcasing it to you. A perfect half day option for Experienced and Novice riders. Enjoy the stunning scenery of the top of the lake with picturesque Mountain views, and glacial fed river-crossings. Be captivated by stories of the area, rich history and many filming locations from Lord Of The Rings. A magical ride with experienced riders having the opportunity to canter and beginners have the chance to learn. Come and have a REAL Kiwi experience!

We Provide

Helmets and wet weather gear if required.

Restrictions

- Min age 7 years old.
- Max Weight 95kg.
- Suitable for Novice, Intermediate and Experienced riders.

Duration

Allow 5 hours return to Queenstown. Riding time: 2.5 hours.

Season

All Year

Mountains High Rivers Deep (Full Day) ex Glenorchy

Our original full day ride. Our company boasts the largest backyard in the Queenstown Basin. Come and explore over 100,000 acres of pristine Backcountry. Cross glacial-fed Rivers, climb the side of a mountain range and explore trails through ancient beech forest.

Lunch included in this package. 5-6 hours in the saddle.

EXPERIENCED ONLY due to the terrain and the length of the ride. Riding skill is required. For the Novice rider check out our PARADISE COMBO.

We Provide

Helmets and wet weather gear if required. Picnic lunch.

Restrictions

- Max weight 95kg.
- Experienced riders only.

Duration

Allow 5 to 6 hours.

Season

All Year

Other Information

Allow travel time when booking other activities. Glenorchy is approx 45-60mins from Queenstown.

Mountains High Rivers Deep (Full Day) with transfers from Queenstown

Our original full day ride. Our company boasts the largest backyard in the Queenstown Basin. Come and explore over 100,000 acres of pristine Backcountry. Cross glacial-fed Rivers, climb the side of a mountain range and explore trails through ancient beech forest.

Lunch and transfer included in this package. 5-6 hours in the saddle.

EXPERIENCED ONLY due to the terrain and the length of the ride. Riding skill is required. For the Novice rider check out our PARADISE COMBO.

We Provide

Helmets and wet weather gear if required. Picnic Lunch.

Restrictions

- Max weight 95kg.
- Experienced riders only.

Duration

5 to 6 hours in the saddle, plus travel time to/from Queenstown.

Season

All Year

Paradise Combo (Full Day) ex Glenorchy

This is a full day trek that is catered for the novice to experienced riders and is a great way to learn more or ride different terrain and enjoy a day up the head of the lake. In the morning you will ride the Rees River Trail, which will allow the experienced rider some opportunities to pick up the pace. Following this, you will head to Glenorchy township where you can enjoy lunch before heading out to Paradise to ride the area involved in the Lord of the Rings. This trail, through the Paradise Trust’s forest and overlooking the Dart Valley, is set at a leisurely walk to give you an opportunity to take in these amazing views. By the end of the day, you would have crossed rivers, ridden in virgin beech forest, looked out over Isengard and seen vistas that will take your breath away. A fantastic horse ride for all levels of riding experience – come and enjoy the lifestyle! A great way to make the most of a unique day in Glenorchy.

We Provide

Helmets and wet weather gear if required.

Please Bring

Long trousers, suitable sturdy footwear, sunglasses, sunscreen and your camera.

Restrictions

- Max weight 95kg.
- Suitable for Novice, Intermediate and Experienced riders.

Duration

4-5 hour trek, allow 8 hours return.

Season

All Year

Other Information

Allow travel time when booking other activities. 45 minutes travel time from Queenstown, although we recommend 1 hour to allow for photo taking.

Paradise Combo (Full Day) with transfers from Queenstown

This full day trek caters for novice to experienced riders and is a great way to learn more or ride different terrain and enjoy a day up the head of the lake.

In the morning you will ride the Rees River Trail, which will allow the experienced rider some opportunities to pick up the pace. After lunch we head out to Paradise to ride the area involved in the Lord of the Rings. This trail, through the Paradise Trust’s forest and overlooking the Dart Valley, is set at a leisurely walk to give you an opportunity to take in these amazing views.

We Provide

Helmets and wet weather gear if required.

Please Bring

Long trousers, suitable sturdy footwear, sunglasses, sunscreen and your camera.

Restrictions

- Max weight 95kg.
- Suitable for Novice, Intermediate and Experienced riders.

Duration

4-5 hour Horse trek, allow 8 hours return

Season

All Year

Other Information

Allow travel time when booking other activities. 45 minutes travel time from Queenstown, although we recommend 1 hour to allow for photo taking.