Saddle up and roam the stunning scenery on horse back, starting at Glenorchy - a world-famous horse trekking destination where you can wander great wide open spaces and marvel at the region's beauty on a tranquil horse riding adventure.
Just 45 minutes from Queenstown, at the head of Lake Wakatipu lies Glenorchy, gateway to New Zealand's Mount Aspiring National Park and Te Wahipounamu, one of New Zealand's three World Heritage Areas. Internationally recognised for its exceptional beauty and natural, untouched qualities, it has been showcased in the Oscar winning Lord of the Rings trilogy as well as other big screen movies.
Dart Stables has been offering visitors to the area the opportunity of exploring Glenorchy and Paradise on horseback for 20 years, and has gained a well-earned reputation for providing memorable horse riding in this stunning part of New Zealand. With over 50 horses of various breeds, knowledgeable and enthusiastic guides and a wealth of experience, Dart Stables is able to provide great horse riding and treks for all levels of rider.
Ride through some of the world's most spectacular scenery, and for fans of the J.R.R Tolkein series, try the "Ride of the Rings", which winds through the golden woods of Lothlórien, passing Amon Hen, the ride climbs to 2000 feet above sea level. From here the views over Isengard, the Wizard's Vale and the mighty peak of Methedras are breathtaking.
Wanaka, Central Otago and the Southern Lakes, New Zealand
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Glenorchy, Central Otago and the Southern Lakes, New Zealand
Central Otago and the Southern Lakes, New Zealand
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