Mountain High River Deep

Full Day Ride

A full day horse ride for experienced riders. Cross glacier fed rivers, explore ancient beech forests and enjoy the complimentary lunch under snowcapped mountains.




Experienced Riders with good level of fitness.


5-6 Hours


 9 AM 

Minimum Age

12 years old

Weight Limit


Ancient Beech Forests, Glacial Rivers and the chance to really ride.

Our company boasts the largest backyard in the Queenstown Basin, with exclusive access to some of Glenorchy’s most iconic and renowned scenery. Come and explore over 100,000 acres of pristine Backcountry. Cross glacier fed rivers, climb the side of a mountain and explore stunning heritage trails through ancient beech forests, among the wildflowers and snowcapped mountain ranges made famous from New Zealand’s biggest Hollywood blockbuster films. 

Complementary Lunch included in this package. 5-6 hours in the saddle.

FOR RIDERS WITH A GOOD LEVEL OF FITNESS AND RIDING ABILITY: due to the terrain, pace and the length of the ride riding experience is required.

Minimum 2 riders required.


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Frequently Asked Questions

For the safety of our horses, staff and yourself, we require all clients booking this trek to be at an EXPERIENCED RIDER level. Our guides reserve the right to ask you to not participate or pull you off this ride if they deem you not up to ability. No refunds will be offered in the event this happens.

Yes! Our age limit for the Rees River Trail ride is 12 years old provided they have extensive riding experience and are riding fit. If your child is younger we recommend checking out our Rees River Ride. 

All children under 18 years old and MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 

The well being and safety of our horses is of the utmost importance to our team and weight limits are put in place to ensure their welfare is kept in accordance to the world horse welfare tourism standard. We are strict on this policy.

Please note that guests may be weighed at check in and then introduced to the horse that best suits your riding ability and weight.

Long trousers, suitable sturdy footwear, sunglasses, sunscreen. During winter please bring warm layers including socks, gloves, scarf.

Yes! If the guide deems your ability ok, there are multiple chances to go at faster paces on this ride. 

All booking cancellations 7 days prior to your trek date will be refunded in full.  

50% of the booking cost will be refunded between 7 days and 24 hours of your cancellation request.  

No refund is available within 24 hours of your departure time

The back drop of this ride has been featured in numerous movies over the years. 

You’ll be riding beneath the famous “misty mountains” in The Lord of The Rings looking up at the Dart Valley that was the location of the tower of Isengard. 

You will also ride right through a scene from X-Men Origins Wolverine – a famous bridge that has been used for countless Car commercials to name just a few.

Most importantly… this ride will leave you feeling like you’re the star in your own movie!

The adventure of a lifetime is just a few clicks away.

Interactive Trail map