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From NZ$70 per adult

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Mackenzie Alpine Horse Trekking

Join Mackenzie Alpine Horse Trekking and share the natural beauty of the Lake Tekapo region in one of the most natural forms of transport available, in a saddle.

The Mackenzie Country contains some of New Zealand’s most picturesque and natural scenery – teal blue lake water and chiselled mountains are amongst the Mackenzie’s jewels.

Enjoy a horse trek through spectacular scenery, with experienced guides, all levels of riders welcome, treks from half an hour to overnight.

Mackenzie Alpine Horse Trekking Activity Options

Pine Forest (30 Mins)

  • An easy ride through a pine forest
  • This is suited for nervous beginners and children

 Lake View Horse Trek (1 Hour)

  • A gentle trek through larch and pine forest to the leading south ridge of Mt John
  • Fantastic views of Lake Tekapo and surrounding station country
  • A gentle wander down hill to the lake, followed by a walk through silver birch & pine forest

Mountain Top Horse Trek (2.5 Hour)

  • A stunning ride around the base of Mount John with a breathtaking view of the lake
  • From the top of the North end of the mountain, breathtaking views of the Alps and the huge expanse of the Mackenzie Country

 Glacier Country Horse Trek (4 Hour)

  • Depending on the weather, this is a ride that takes in the other rides features, but you get the chance to travel on horseback to Lake Alexandrina on the western side of the lake
  • You will appreciate how harsh this land must have been to the early settlers whilst traveling back across this part of The Mackenzie Basin
  • An absolute must for camera enthusiasts
  • Minimum 2 persons
  • Minimum age 9 years (unless the child has had plenty of horse riding experience)

Other Information on Mackenzie Alpine Horse Trekking

  • Transport available from Lake Tekapo accommodation
  • Bookings recommended
  • Helmets are provided and are compulsory to wear
  • Bring your camera the scenery is amazing

What should I wear?

  • Please wear long pants and closed in shoes e.g. sand shoes – sport-shoes – boots (with no heel etc).

I have never ridden before, does this matter?

  • Our horses are very quiet so you will be perfectly safe. We provide a demonstration before you get on your horse. We take care to match the horse with your ability.


Godley Peaks Road, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand.

Book Mackenzie Alpine Horse Trekking

You can book a Lake Tekapo horse trek separately or as part of one of our New Zealand holiday packages. We bundle activitiesaccommodation, and transportation together for convenient, affordable New Zealand holidays.

Popular New Zealand holiday packages with a stay in Lake Tekapo include:

Contact New Zealand Travel Organiser today to plan your Lake Tekapo activities.

Tour Prices

* All pricing is in New Zealand Dollars (prices subject to change)

* Select item(s) above and submit with your other New Zealand accommodation, activity and transport needs. A travel consultant will contact you in less than 12 hours with availability and best available price. Upon your approval and payment you will then receive confirmation.


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• Pine Forest Adult NZ$70 PP
• Pine Forest Child NZ$70 PP
• Lake View Adult NZ$140 PP
• Lake View Child NZ$90 PP
• Mountain Top Adult NZ$210 PP
• Mountain Top Child NZ$160 PP
• Glacier Country Adult NZ$290 PP
• Glacier Country Child NZ$290 PP

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