Horse Riding

Enjoy a gentle horse ride through breath taking scenery in the stunning Dart Valley.

At the head of Lake Whakatipu lies Glenorchy, the gateway to Mount Aspiring National Park and Te Wahipounamu, one of New Zealand’s three World Heritage areas.

Internationally recognised for its exceptional beauty and untouched qualities, the area has been showcased in the Oscar-winning Lord of the Rings trilogy as well as other big screen films.

With more than 60 horses of various breeds and a team of guides with a wealth of experience and knowledge, we are able to provide amazing horse treks for riders of all levels.

We spend a lot of time with our horses, assessing their capabilities and personality, so that we can provide a suitable match for each rider.

Customers are constantly amazed at the condition and quality of our horses and the beauty that surrounds us. Most say they have never experienced better.

Dart Stables has been offering visitors to the area the opportunity to explore Glenorchy and Paradise for over 20 years.

Join us for a horse riding experience you’ll remember for a lifetime…

Horse Riding Experiences

1 Hour Hobbits' Hack

Half Day

Adult from $147

A gentle, walking paced hack across a 100-acre property in the Dart Valley. A delightful introduction to horse riding for first-time riders and hobbit-sized people!

Gear up (15-30 mins)

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Travel (15 mins)

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Hobbits' Hack (1 hr)

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Explore (45 mins)

2 Hour River Wild

Half Day

Adult from $189

A gentle, walking paced ride along beautiful braided rivers and stunning scenery in the Dart Valley. This adventure offers river crossings and spectacular scenery of Te Wahipounamu, as well as Lord of the Rings locations.

Gear up (15-30 Mins)

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Travel (15 mins)

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River Wild Trek (2 hrs)

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Travel (15 MINS)