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Queenstown: Horse Riding Through Dart Valley

Product ID: 349881
Ride through the spectacular scenery of southwestern New Zealand as you admire views of Te Wahipounamu UNESCO World Heritage site. Enjoy a 2-hour horseback riding tour from Glenorchy or Queenstown, trekking through the Dart Valley.
About this activity
Duration: 3.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

Select participants and date:



  • Get matched with a horse that suits your level of experience
  • Ride past beautiful scenery, along trails with breathtaking views
  • See the landscapes showcased in the Oscar-winning Lord of the Rings trilogy
  • Visit one of New Zealand’s three World Heritage areas
Full description
Take a 2-hour horseback riding trek through the beautiful Dart Valley, alongside winding rivers fed by glacial meltwater. Led by an experienced guide, this adventure offers spectacular scenery all year round. 

Start your tour from the meeting point in Glenorchy, or select the option including round-trip transportation from Queenstown. Ride through some of New Zealand’s most awe-inspiring landscapes, including the stunning UNESCO World Heritage site of Te Wahipounamu.

Your tour ends back in Glenorchy. If you selected the option starting from Queenstown, you’ll enjoy some free time to explore the town before boarding the shuttle back to Queenstown.
  • 2-hour riding tour
  • Guide
  • Round-trip transportation from Queenstown (if option selected)
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 10 years
  • Pregnant women

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information
What to bring
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Only one person is permitted to ride a horse at a time. Children are not permitted to ride with their parents.
• When you make a booking, some personal details will be requested. The local parter will use this information to match you with the most appropriate horse for your adventure.
• The total time for this experience is around 3-3.5 hours.
Customer reviews
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We were picked up near our accommodation in a comfortable, small coach. Driven to stunning Glenorchy, where "The Lord of The Rings" movie was made. There we rode through stunning country, on very safe horses. Highly recommended for riders of all abilities.

March 4, 2020

Julian our lovely driver was fantastic, enjoyed talking with him, quite the comedian he was. Jess at the stables was very lovely and was very entertaining throughout the ride. And Angus the horse was superb to work with, indeed loved a good scratch for sure! Gorgeous horse he was

February 22, 2020

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Dart River Adventures

Product ID: 349881