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Horse Trekking in New Zealandby TrueNZ Guides

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About North Canterbury, New Zealand

Descending from the “Dry Hills” of southern Marlborough a quite fantastic sight greets you – the stunning Pacific coastline of North Cnterbury! Flanked by the majestic Kaikoura Ranges on the landward side and the Pacific Ocean on the other, this is a trip of pure magic.

Buy your dinner absolutely fresh from a roadside crayfish stall. Go whale watching or swim with the dolphins at Kaikoura; ski at Mt. Lyford then head inland to the fabled hot pools of Hanmer Springs.

See the strange limestone formations and explore the wild rivers of the Hurunui or sample the wines of Waipara.

Kowhai Residential School of Riding Ltd

Other Rural North Canterbury
Prices from $50 to $295

45 minutes from Christchurch Airport.

Riding School for people interested in improving their horse riding skills, excellent instruction on quality horses.
Private mini group available Monday to Friday with your own instructor. You can choose what you do, lesson, trek or both. Half day and full day packages available.
Transfers from Christchurch city or airport available POA.
Enjoy horse riding both morning & afternoon with a mix of lessons and trekking to suit.

Treks available for different levels - flat farm land, willow trees and river, hill country to 300mts
Great views of the Canterbury Pla

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Phone: +64 3 3124 309
Mobile (and SMS): 0211619964
Address: 711 Island Rd, Oxford



High Country Horse Adventures

Other Rural North Canterbury

Ryton station 1.5hrs from Christchurch

Join us in the Canterbury High Country, Ryton Station on the shores of Lake Coleridge, to travel through scenery that will take your breath away. Your nature encounter consists of an exhilarating ride in the fresh mountain air on a horse especially chosen with your needs in mind.

We cater for exprienced riders ,as well as first time trekkers.
Rides are from 1.5hrs to 5 days

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Phone: 03 318 5080
Freephone: 0800 386 336
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Address: 17 Acheron Avenue, Lake Coleridge


Alpine Horse Safaris

Other Rural North Canterbury
Prices from $80 to $5,670

310 Creans Road , Hawarden 1 Hour 30 North of Christchurch

Imagine riding through North Canterbury`s high country including Molesworth and St. James Stations, viewing snowcapped mountains, alpine lakes, lush native bush, snow fed rivers and rugged countryside which will enchant and captivate you. Relax after an exhilarating ride with billy boiled tea and a hearty meal.

Satisfaction is guaranteed - our unequalled knowledge of the area and horses will ensure The Ultimate Ride. 2 hours - 12 days

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Phone: +64 3 314 4293
Freephone: 0800 425 746
Address: Waitohi Downs, Hawarden, North Canterbury.



Weka Pass Horse Treks & Riding Centre

Other Rural North Canterbury
Prices from $40 to $120

54 Weka Pass Road, Waikari, North Canterbury

Come and enjoy some of New Zealand's finest views on horseback. Spectacular scenery over the Waikari Valley, rural farmland, tussock country and outstanding limestone rock formations. Historic Maori rock art can be viewed at leisure along the ride. Beginners to advanced riders catered for on quiet, well mannered horses and ponies.

Weka Pass Horse Treks caters for a variety of ages and all abilities. A one hour sight-seeing trek with elevated views is the main attraction of this riding centre. Longer treks of 2-3 hours are also available. Riding lessons are also available f

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Phone: 027 873 5797
Mobile (and SMS): 027 873 5797




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Kowhai Residential School of Riding Ltd

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High Country Horse Adventures

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Alpine Horse Safaris

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Weka Pass Horse Treks and Riding Centre

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Check out the North Canterbury accommodation page of the New Zealand B&B guide, which includes bed and breakfast's, farmstays, homestays, vineyard stays and self-catering accommodation. Or perhaps you would prefer luxury accommodation in north canterbury?


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