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Taupo Horse Treks

#27 of 49 Tours in Taupo
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Karapiti Rd | Wairakei Forest, Taupo 3377, New Zealand
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Horse Trekking with my 8 year old

My daughter is still just learning to ride and i want to highly recommend this horse trek. The... read more

Reviewed April 26, 2018
charliebrownwood
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
Great fun! Great service

We had a great time with the guides. The horses are well cared for. We loved the interaction and... read more

Reviewed December 26, 2017
Terri G
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Houston, Texas
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Horse trekking through forest trails, on safe horses, where the song of the shy Tui welcomes you to the Wairakei forest. With breath taking views of the Craters of the Moon and Mt Ruapehu in the background. All treks are guided by capable guides and the treks are suitable for all levels of experience. Our aim is to provide fun for all who ride, in a safe and organised manner.
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  • Very good10%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible18%
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Karapiti Rd | Wairakei Forest, Taupo 3377, New Zealand
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

My daughter is still just learning to ride and i want to highly recommend this horse trek. The guys there were super friendly and they did a great job. Zoey came away feeling like she had the best ride of her life - me included....More

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Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

We had a great time with the guides. The horses are well cared for. We loved the interaction and the way they customized our ride to our desires. They even divided the small group into two at the halfway point for those who wanted to...More

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Reviewed 24 November 2017

We booked a last minute decision horse trek with these guys, arrived and both the guides were friendly, until we got on the horses, then one turned a bit mean and understandably seemed quite protective of the horses and how to "ride" them, but he...More

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Reviewed 19 September 2017

Beautiful forest ride with great horses, and a lovely guide. My friend and I took a one hour trek to the craters of the moon (which are amazing!). I've been riding all my life, and my friend just started a year ago - they found...More

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Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Had a great time here, very helpful and friendly staff, they take care of you and their horses. Good price and wonderful experience. Very good for beginners as most of my group was. Would definitely recommend and would definitely go again.

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Reviewed 5 July 2017

My daughter and I are experienced riders and went for a two hour trek with these guys. It was an awesome trek! There was just us and our guide Bailey, the horses were not your run of the mill, all three had different personalities and...More

2  Thank Sam J
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Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Lovely outing to see some local sites on excellent horses, suitable for all level riders. We had 3 experienced riders and 3 beginners and all enjoyed the morning immensely.

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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

I've never done horse riding before but was made to feel so comfortable. Friendly staff. It is a must try experience. Loved my horse - Rogan and the path was beautiful. If your new to horse riding - be aware that your muscles will be...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2017

Bear was great . I havent ridden for a while so nice slow start felt safe so Sam took a couple of us for a quicker ride back..... big smiles all round afterwards. Guides had great control of the group catered for all abilities well....More

Thank Raewyn W
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Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Will definitely be back! Awesome people, beautiful horses. Really helpful people and made us feel comfortable while we were out on our trek. Thanks guy. See you again some time 😊

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