A fabulous half day excursion combining a beautiful tour to Paradise in one of our 4WD vehicles and a horse ride in the majestic Dart Valley, Glenorchy.
The 50km round road trip from Glenorchy to Paradise, and up to Mount Aspiring National Park, one of New Zealand’s three World Heritage Areas, visits locations used in the filming of The Lord of the Rings and views locations and backdrops from many others including The Hobbit, Narnia and Wolverine.
Including is a short forest walk through Red Beech trees (used as Ents in the Lord of the Rings) and an introduction to our native plants and their special properties.
The gentle, walking paced one hour horse ride is excellent for beginners and children. From the back of your horse you will see a different view up the Wizard’s Vale and the Misty Mountains in the Dart Valley, the location of Isengard.
Plenty of photo opportunities on and off horse! A wonderful experience for beginner riders, Lord of the Rings fans and movie buffs.
Suitable for beginner riders and children as young as 5 years of age. This is a walking paced horse ride.
Please note for safety reasons it is 1 rider per horse.
For the health and wellbeing of our horses and client safety we have a strict rider weight limit of 95kg/210lbs/15st. Please note this and provide accurate weights when booking. We reserve the right to weigh all customers on the day of the ride and if they exceed the rider weight limit, they will not be permitted to ride and a full charge will apply and no refunds will be provided.
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Rates valid to 30 September 2017
Self drive to Glenorchy for either a 9am or 2.15pm check-in. Allow 3½ hours for this trip. We will return you to our Glenorchy base at either 12.30pm or 5.45pm
Adult - NZ$ 165 per person
Child - NZ$ 155 per person
Transfer from Queenstown available at 8am or 1.30pm for an extra $20pp