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Rubicon Valley Horse Treks - 2 Hour River Trail Horse Trek

Springfield, New Zealand
Rubicon Valley Horse Treks - 2 Hour River Trail Horse Trek

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Enjoy a guided horseback ride at a high-country sheep farm in Springfield, outside Christchurch. This horse trek takes you on a riverside trail that is suitable for the entire family. Beginning or more experienced riders can walk, trot or canter past the Waimakariri River Canyon with views of the Southern Alps. Set out in the morning or afternoon in a small group of six people per guide.
  • Ride alongside Waimakariri Canyon from a sheep station near Christchurch
  • View the Southern Alps from the Otarama lookout
  • Enjoy morning or afternoon tea
  • Ride in a small group of six passengers per guide
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2 hour horse trek with professional guide and all safety equipment (6:1 guide ratio)
Wet weather gear if required
Local taxes
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

534 Rubicon Road, Springfield 7681, New Zealand

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to confirmed booking time.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult and be a minimum of 12 years old and be confident
  • Adult pricing applies to all travellers
  • Small groups with max client to guide ratio of 6:1
  • Long trousers and sturdy footwear are required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Rubicon Valley Horse Treks
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Fantastic Enjoyable ride with Chris
, Jan 2022
Wow what a fantastic experience. Chris was amazing. He is a super great guide and teacher. We know how to ride a horse now. We would highly recommend this great experience and we would also fo it again.
Horse Trek in the Mountains
, Jun 2019
It was only my second time on a horse and the tour guide was very patient. He was very helpful and knowledgable. The views are beautiful! Highly recommend if you want to see the incredible views in this part of Christchurch.
The tour guide is really...
Yuliana M
, Feb 2018
The tour guide is really knowledgeable and patient. The views are absolutely incredible! It was my first time horseback riding, and I was completely comfortable and relaxed. Chris does a wonderful job and it's obvious he cares about his horses as well as his riders. Definitely would recommend!
Fantastic experience , Great fun...
brendon e
, Oct 2016
Fantastic experience , Great fun, Very well run trek, Beautiful countryside, The horses were a joy to ride. Will do this again

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