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Lodge to Lodge 2 Day Horse Riding Holiday

Days
2

Pricing From
$827.5

North Island
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Overview

This horse trekking holiday takes you on a two day adventure and allows you to spend each night in a different lodge.  Sights along the way include breathtaking landscapes, river crossings and magnificent river canyons.

As you drive into the North Island high country, you will notice new and exciting sights everywhere you look.  The Ruapehu, Tongariro and Ngauruhoe volcanoes to the north and the Ruahine Mountain Ranges to the East make for the most memorable views.  Over the course of your stay, you will truly become part of these stunning landscapes as you explore them more closely on horseback.

The True Base for Adventures

We enjoy dinner inside the River Valley Lodge which is the true base for adventures and horseback holidays.  You will notice some fellow guests preparing for white water rafting, others for a horseback adventure and some will be making their way to a rejuvenating yoga session.  The excitement in the air is all but tangible.

As you leave the main lodge and make your way to your room, you will really get the sense that you have left the world behind.  It's dark all around and only the sound of the nearby river breaks the silence.  You can't help but feel as though the river is calling your name and begging you to come out and explore! 

Meeting the Horses

After a scrumptious breakfast, you will be taken up to the stables to meet the tough, sure footed, trained trekking horses.  By this time you will have already made your saddle preference known, according to your best knowledge, and we will do everything in our capabilities to ensure your needs are met.  Soon, your horse will be saddled up and you'll be out exploring!

You will ride around the flanks of the 3,000 foot tall Rukeokahu before making your way along a trail down into the glorious Rangitikei River Canyon.  This canyon consists of huge papa cliffs, river terraces and perfectly clear water.  As you make your way downstream towards the Tarata Fishaway Lodge, you will need to cross this water several times. 

Feet Up Time

In the later part of the afternoon, the horses are fed and let go.  Now it's time to put those feet up, enjoy a much deserved glass of wine and a gentle soak in the tub.  After soothing those muscles, you can make your way over to the Tarata Homestead where you will tuck into a delicious dinner.  As you enjoy your meal, you can also take the time to socialise with fellow holidaymakers and exchange stories.

Bed with dreams of Horses, Rivers and Landscapes

Your bed will undoubtedly feel absolutely amazing!  As you doze off, you will enjoy the natural lullaby of the river waters rushing.  The sooner you fall asleep, the faster the morning will come and all the adventures that go along with it!

The following day, as you make your way to the River Valley lodge, you will encounter a number of river crossings before making your way up and over the Pukeokahu summit.  As you look around in every direction, you will be met by the landscapes postcards are made from!  Enjoy lunch as you really take in your remarkable surroundings. 

Home and the Magic of Memories

As the final horse reaches its destination, the stable yard gates close and your amazing adventure is concluded.  Not to worry though, your mind will be overflowing with wonderful memories and you can always come back for more!

This ride is strictly for riders of an intermediate or higher riding level.  It is not recommended for novice riders or beginners.

Lodge to Lodge 2 Day Horse Riding Holiday

Lodge to Lodge 2 Day Horse Riding Holiday River Valley Tongariro

Lodge to Lodge 2 Day Horse Riding Holiday River Valley Tongariro

Lodge to Lodge 2 Day Horse Riding Holiday River Valley Tongariro

Lodge to Lodge 2 Day Horse Riding Holiday River Valley Tongariro

Lodge to Lodge 2 Day Horse Riding Holiday River Valley Tongariro

Lodge to Lodge 2 Day Horse Riding Holiday River Valley Tongariro

Cost per person

January 2020 - March 2020

  • Twin Share: NZ$827.50
  • Single: NZ$995

Minimum Age: 13 Years
We do make exceptions, provided the young rider has sufficient riding experience.
Weight Limit: 96KG

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