An exhilarating 2 1/2 hour, 21km ride strictly for very experienced riders with a good level of fitness.
Alongside braided, glacial fed rivers, this ride offers river crossings and spectacular scenery at the head of Lake Wakatipu, including views of The Misty Mountains, The Wizard’s Vale and the dominant Mt Earnslaw.
Normally this loop will take you along and across both the Rees and Dart rivers. There are some great secluded riding areas and you are on horses that want to go, these are the V8’s of our herd.
We have a herd specifically for this ride, mostly thoroughbred who need an experienced hand. So in addition to being an experienced rider able to hold a sustained trot and canter you also need to be experienced on thoroughbred horses with their ‘hotter’ temperament. Those not experienced enough are advised to join The River Wild which covers similar terrain.
Advanced rider. Minimum age 12 years old.
For health and safety reasons clients riding ability will be assessed by the guide before any increase in pace is offered. For everyone's enjoyment and safety please do not over estimate your riding ability.
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 a 9am check-in. Allow 3½ hours for this trip. We will return you to our Glenorchy base at approximately 12.30pm.
Adult - NZ$ 185 per person
Child - NZ$ 175 per person
Transfer from Queenstown available at 8am for an extra $20pp