Horse Riding at Lake Tekapo

New Zealand has some fantastic natural scenery all across the country, but if you’re after a true hidden gem, then you can’t miss Lake Tekapo. What better way to experience some of the country’s most picturesque and tranquil scenery than on horseback? Share the natural beauty of New Zealand’s South Island on the most classic form of transport, the saddle!

Where can I go horse riding in the South Island?

With it's crystal clear lakes in the shadow of the alps, Mackenzie Alpine Horse Trekking at Lake Tekapo, in the centre of the South Island, is the perfect place to take up the saddle. Your guide with over 20 years experience, and a whole lot of passion, will make sure your experience is one that you won't forget!

You’ll find an amazing variety of landscapes at Lake Tekapo to ride through on your new horse companion – if you’re looking for something simple but still striking, take an easy ride through a lush green pine forest, great for anxious first timers or children. Take a gentle trek through to St John ridge to get stunning views of Lake Tekapo and the countryside surroundings. Go on a longer ride around the base of Mount John for breathtaking views of the lake and the snow-capped mountains of the alps! Experience the ultimate horse riding trip in the Glacier Country tour, where you’ll see everything in the other rides, plus a ride to Lake Alexandria in a must-do trip for camera enthusiasts!

With a remarkable line-up of horse riding experiences available for all levels, don’t miss this unforgettable adventure in one of New Zealand’s most extraordinary natural landscapes!

  • All equipment including helmets provided.
  • Prices start from NZ$55 per person.
  • Weight limit for all rides is 105kg.
  • Click here to see your choice of experiences.
  • Click here to make your booking enquiry.

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