Paradise Cinematic Trail


$275.00 pp


All Riding Abilities


Walk Only


1.5h ride experience

Minimum Age

7 years old

Weight Limit


Immerse yourself in Iconic Movie Scenes on the Paradise Cinematic Trail

Your adventure starts now!

Step into a world of magic and cinematic wonder with our exclusive Paradise ride in Glenorchy, Queenstown. Prepare to be captivated as you embark on a horseback adventure through breathtaking landscapes that have graced the silver screen and left audiences in awe.

This beginner friendly 1.5 hour Scenic ride takes clients on an exclusive guided trail through the stunning Paradise valley – the world renowned filming location for some of hollywood’s biggest blockbusters, including Lord of the Rings and Hobbit (Isengard, Lothlorien forest, Bormir’s death, Beorns hut, aerial shots of two towers and return of the king, etc) as well as The Chronicles of Narnia, Wolverine Origins and Taylor Swifts “Out of the woods” music video, just to name a few.

Be awe inspired by the mystical snow capped mountain ranges, enchanted ancient native forests and fantasy based landscapes that have inspired some of the biggest films ever made in New Zealand.
If your dream is to ride through middle earth on horseback – this is the ride for you! Who knows, you might even be lucky enough to meet one of our movie star horses on your adventure.

High Country horses has exclusive commercial horse riding rights through this iconic film location and beautiful part of the world, working closely with the Paradise trust to bring you the most magical and unforgettable experience possible on horseback!

With our small, intimate groups, you’ll receive personalized attention from our experienced guides, ensuring a truly immersive and unforgettable adventure. Whether you’re a beginners or an experienced rider, this ride is suitable to all levels of ability, providing a  magical journey into the heart of cinematic beauty. 

Walk pace only due to terrain. Min 2 riders per session required.

DURATION: Please allow 2.5 hours in total for this activity, includes transfer time from our Glenorchy base to Paradise and 1.5 Hours for your ride experience.

Ride Gallery


Movie Scenes

Our Paradise Cinematic trail takes you right through the breathtaking mountains and ancient beech forests used in the following movie scenes:



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

Narnia: Prince Caspian

Aslan and Lucy

Narnia: Prince Caspian

Opening Scene Filmed in Dart Valley and Paradise

Be the Star of your own movie

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