5 Best Places in New Zealand for Horse Riding

5 Best Places in New Zealand for Horse Riding

Written by mighway

When travelling in your private motorhome rental in New Zealand, you may want to treat yourself and family to some horse riding tours. Whether you are on the North Island or south island, you can find great places to go horse riding. See our list of best places to go horse riding, including horse riding in Wanaka.

Wanaka – South Island

During your stay in Wanaka, you can visit the Waterfall Creek Equestrian Centre to ride horses. Here you can choose from learning how to ride or venture out on a guided tour. If you choose the tour, you will travel through the Rippon Vineyard. During your riding tour, you will see Lake Wanaka and the mountains.

Rubicon Valley – South Island

If you make your way to Springfield with your motorhome, you can take a horse riding tour along the river with Rubicon Valley Horse Treks. The two hour ride provides you with views of the Southern Alps and the country’s farmlands. The tour will stop for snacks and allow you to view the overlook of the canyon.

Queenstown – South Island

The Walter Peak Horse Trek in Queenstown offers two adventures in one. This half-day trek will have you travel by steam boat to the Walter Peak Country Farm. When cruising the river, you will see the mountains around Lake Wakatipu. After you reach the farm, you will have tea and other refreshments before beginning your ride. Your guide will take you through the rolling countryside. When the riding portion of your tour is over, you will board the steamboat and head back to Queenstown.

Hawkes Bay – North Island

If you find yourself in Hawkes Bay, you can get your fix of riding at the Mountain Valley Adventure Lodge and Campground. Whether you stay on the grounds or just come for the horse tour, you will ride through the pine forest and across the countryside. The packages begin with an hour trek but you can ride for up to three hours.

Auckland – North Island

Just like in the movies, you can ride along the beach with the surf in the background at Pakiri Beach Horse Rides. After you trek along the beach trails, you can venture to the farm to ride.

There are plenty of places to go riding horses on both islands. For more information on other horse riding locations, check out the Horse Trekking Guide.