There is no better way to negotiate the ruggedly beautiful wilderness of New Zealand than on horseback.

Horse Trekking is one of the best ways to truly explore New Zealand – from beaches that stretch as far as the eye can see, to snow-capped volcanoes and enchanting native forests. Riding on horseback allows you to get back to nature and enjoy the solitude and harmony of the New Zealand wilderness.

There’s a multitude of horse trekking experiences on offer in New Zealand. Choose from coastal treks along white-sand beaches in Northland or ride under the shadows of snow-topped dormant volcanoes in Ruapehu. If you’re a Middle-earth fan, head to Glenorchy in the South Island, which was used for many filming locations from The Lord of the Rings. Located at the gateway to Mount Aspiring National Park, Glenorchy offers horse trekking amongst turquoise lakes and the towering peaks of the Southern Alps.

New Zealand’s equestrian industry is internationally recognised and this extends to breeding horses that are ideal for trekking – reliable, friendly and easy to ride.

There’s a range of different horse riding tours on offer throughout the country, with half day, full day and overnight treks available. All tack, including hard hats is provided and overnight trekking packages also include the necessary camping equipment.