The Rees River Trail

Our most popular ride for all abilities, cross glacial rivers and experience the untamed beauty of Glenorchy.

Price

$220.00 | Adult 
$210 | Child

Experience

All Riding Abilities

Duration

2.5 hour Experience

Departures

 9 AM & 2:30 PM

Minimum Age

7 years old

Weight Limit

95kg

Ride beneath snow capped mountains as you cross pristine glacial rivers.

Taking the best of the Rees River and showcasing it to you. This 2.5 hour ride caters for beginners, intermediate and experienced riders looking for a relaxed paced scenic trail. Designed to take in the stunning scenery that is Glenorchy, the Rees river trail takes clients across farmland and onto the Rees River. You will experience crossing glacial fed waters, ride amongst the lupin / wild flower fields, and be awe inspired by our beautiful snow-capped mountain ranges known famously from LOTR, Hobbit, The Chronicles of Narnia, Mission Impossible and Wolverine origins. Come and have a REAL Kiwi experience!

Please note, this ride does not guarantee a faster pace, this is subject to our guides recommendation and group ability. If you are an experienced rider after the thrill of a canter, please look into our Rees River PRO Instead. 

Book an unforgettable experience with High Country Horses today and witness the awe-inspiring vistas that have captivated hearts for generations. Experience the magic, heritage, and natural wonders of Glenorchy from the saddle of a trusted companion.

Testimonials

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Winter means lupin season isn't far away! 
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Today was a dream 🐎 I'd forgotten how much I loved and missed riding and this was just too amazing!! Not sure how I'm going to say goodbye to New Zealand in 1 week 💙 #highcountryhorses #glenorchy #reesrivertrail #ahorseisahorse #happyplace #lovelovelove #lotr #isengard #taytaymusicvideospot
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Beautiful, picturesque landscape views of Glenorchy's basin, crossing glacial rivers whilst on horseback 😍 Save up to 20% off! ⁠
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Four day, 76km backpacking trip along the Rees Track.  Yeah, I climbed those mountains. 
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Checking out all treks are going well..... and they were.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! Our Rees River Trail ride is suitable for riders of all abilities. From beginners through to experienced riders. 

Our guides offer expert tuition and horses that excel at helping beginners find their confidence as you explore the wondrous Rees Valley on horseback. 

Yes! our age limit for the Rees River Trail ride is 7 years old. If your child is younger we recommend checking out our Mid Rivers One Hour Ride. 

All children under 16 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.

Our Rees River Trail is a walk, trot pace only.

There is NO GUARANTEE you’ll be able to go faster on this ride.

If you are an experienced rider after the thrill of a canter or faster paced ride please look into our ‘Rees River Pro’ ride instead.

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!

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For the safety of our staff, horses, other clients and of course yourselves, it is mandatory to have proficient basic knowledge, understanding and communication of English to participate in any ride we offer. All safety instructions are in English and it is important to understand and listen to our expert guides for the entirety of our treks to avoid or minimize any mishaps, dangers or risks. No refunds are offered in the case you are turned away due to the breach in policy.

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为了我们的员工、马匹、其他客户,当然还有您自己的安全,必须具备熟练的英语基础知识、理解和沟通才能参加我们提供的任何骑行活动。所有安全说明均为英文,在整个徒步旅行中理解并听取我们的专家指南非常重要,以避免或最大程度地减少任何事故、危险或风险。如果您因违反政策而被拒绝,则不予退款。
 

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