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Some say that Dunedin is more Scottish than Scotland! Watch the “scarfies” as they scurry around the vibrant university campus and browse the bookshops in the central city Octagon.
Out on the Peninsular you will be captivated by the Royal Albatross colony. There are marvellous penguin watching opportunities too.
Inland, you could try cycling the Central Otago Rail Trail or take the stunning backcountry trip via Dansey’s Pass and Naseby. This is rugged pioneer gold mining country steeped in history with spectacular scenery to entrance you.
The elegant town of Oamaru features some of New Zealand’s best examples of 19th centurary architecture. Oamaru is also renowned for its penguin colonies and was the town in which the author Jant Frame grew up. Oamaru is almost certainly the town of "Waimaru" in her writings.
See the Moeraki Boulders and follow the Vanished World Fossil Trail.
Prices from $50 to $200
2254 Herbert-Hampden Road, RD9O, Oamaru 9495
Come enjoy a relaxing horse trek up the Waianakarua River, steeped in history, visit a Moeraki Boulder Nursery, pass the Taniwha Lair and see Hobbit Chairs, all under the watchful gaze of Tuis, Bellbirds, Wood Pigeons and More. Small inimate groups to allow maximum enjoyment. Horses are matched to the riders ability.
Ideal for individuals and small groups, horses trained to suit all ability levels from beginners / no previous experience to experienced riders.
We provide safety equipment and training to ensure you are comfortable with riding a horse. Please note w
Phone: 021 0254 0946
Address: 2254 Herbert-Hampden Road, Herbert
15kms from Kurow, 60kms inland from Oamaru.
Small personalised and friendly rides over farmland and tussock country. Wonderful views ranging from the mountain to the sea. Rides vary in length to suit you.
We accommodate riders of all abilities and experience. Beginner and novice riders can be confident in the knowledge they will be riding a quiet, reliable horse within a small, personalised tour group with an experienced trekking guide. Experienced riders are welcome to bring their own horses, and since the farm is spread over an impressive 1583 hectares there is plenty of scope for experienced and novice riders to enjoy
Phone: 03 436 0200
Mobile (and SMS): 027 222 1119
Address: 477 Gards Road, Kurow
Other Rural Otago
Deborah Bay, Port Chalmers, Dunedin.
We offer a variety of activities, including horse trekking from 1.5 hours to 3 hours, riding instruction and pony parties.
N.Z.Q.A. lessons and riding instruction for all levels.
Students can be credited with NZQA Units leading to a National Certificate in Equine Introductory Level 2.
Students may also be accredited A.T.T.T.O National Certificate in Adventure Tourism with strands in Horse Trek Guiding, leading to a career in this area.
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