X-men Origins: Wolverines

Ride through the rolling hills of this iconic scene

LOTR - Borimir's Last Stand

Ride Through the battle of Amon Hen

The Hobbit - Beorns House

Ride up to the site where Beorns cottage was filmed

Taylor Swift out of the woods

Music Video FIlmed in Paradise

Prince Caspian

Opening Scene Filmed in Dart Valley and Paradise

The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe

Aslan and Lucy

Mission Impossible: Fallout

Helicopter chase scene and village filmed up the Rees Valley

A legacy of Equestrian exploration in Glenorchy

Glenorchy’s history is a tapestry woven with threads of exploration, adventure, and the enduring bond between humans and horses. As Queenstown’s premier horseback adventure destination, understanding the historical significance of Glenorchy is essential.

Pioneering Spirit: In the mid-19th century, intrepid European settlers embarked on a daring journey to explore the untamed wilderness that is now Glenorchy. Their trusty steeds were not merely means of transportation but steadfast companions on this arduous expedition. Queenstown’s horse riding enthusiasts can still feel the pioneering spirit in the air as they follow in the footsteps of these early explorers as we traverse through ancient beech forests and glacially carved valleys on horseback.

The Settlement Era: Glenorchy’s settlement was driven by the discovery of gold, and the town quickly flourished as a hub for prospectors and adventurers. Horses played a crucial role in facilitating transportation and communication during this bustling era. Today, Queenstown’s horse riding trails often lead through remnants of this gold rush history, allowing riders to connect with the past in a tangible way.

Horseback Heritage: Over the years, Glenorchy has retained its close connection to horse culture. Local farms and equestrian centers continue to celebrate the heritage of horsemanship, preserving the traditions and skills that have been passed down through generations. Queenstown’s horse enthusiasts can immerse themselves in this living history, whether through guided tours, equestrian events, or simply by exploring the region on horseback.

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