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OUR TREKS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR THE SEASON

HORSE AND CARRIAGE AVAILABLE FOR WEDDINGS ALL YEAR ROUND

TREKS REOPENING OCTOBER 1ST 2022

COVID - 19 INFORMATION

Our guests' health and safety is our first concern.

Please wear a mask on entering the office building and checking in

  Anyone that has been in contact with Covid 19 or has cold or flu like symptoms is asked to contact us and remain at home

Safe distancing of 1 metre will be expected of everyone where possible

WELCOME

The Mackenzie Country's Lake Tekapo contains some of New Zealand's most picturesque and natural scenery. Teal blue lake water and chiselled mountains are amongst Mackenzie's jewels.

 

Join Mackenzie Alpine Horse Trekking by sharing the natural beauty in one of the most natural forms of transport available, in a saddle.

Please Note: We are only taking horse trek bookings by arrangement over the 2022/23 season.  

OUR TREKS

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PINE FOREST

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

 
30 mins duration  /  $60 per person

LAKE VIEW

Consists of a gentle trek through larch and pine forest to the leading south ridge of Mt John, with fantastic views of Lake Tekapo and surrounding station country.

 

1 hour duration  /  Adult $110 Child $90

MOUNTAIN TOP

A stunning ride around the base of Mount John with a breathtaking view of the lake and, from the North end of the mountain, breathtaking views of the Alps and the huge expanse of the Mackenzie Country.
 
2.5 hour duration  /  Adult $180, Child $160

GLACIER COUNTRY

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 Lake Tekapo. An absolute must for camera enthusiasts.
(Minimum 2 persons)


Half Day (4hrs) / $250 per person

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PRIVATE BOUTIQUE TREK AND PICNIC

Enjoy a unique trail riding experience in Lake Tekapo with our Horse Ride and Picnic package.

Our package  includes a 1-hour private trail ride (just you, your loved one and one of our awesome guides to show you the way) and a horseback photo shoot from Mt John overlooking the stunning turqouise waters of Lake Tekapo.

Specially prepared gourmet picnic hamper; with a complementary bottle of bubbles for you to enjoy either prior to or at the conclusion of your ride (hint…picnic after your ride if you want to indulge in a couple of BYO champagnes or beers!)


Allow 3 hour duration  /  $500 per couple
Available Mid November - Mid January

HENS/STAG PACKAGE

Wanting to organise something a little different and fun for a Hens or Stag do. Let us help you with the planning of organising a trek to suit your time constraints as well as food/drink to make that occasion extra special.

For the keen men/women out there, we work in partnership with Guidemasters with claybird shooting as an option (guided hunts can also be requested).  Or a round of Golf at the local 9 hole Golf course, which has stunning views and is the only one in NZ situated above 2000ft. The course is an inland links which is contoured into the impressive natural landscape.  We can also help you with accommodation choices!

Why not turn it into a weekend event!


 

ABOUT US

Mackenzie Alpine Horse Trekking is owned and operated by Sarah Simpson.

 

Sarah lives on Balmoral Station which is where the Horse Trekking is based. She adores showing off this spectacular landscape and it's breathtaking views to those who visit.

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- L Thomas

“Truly a fantastic experience. I would highly recommend booking a horse trek with Summer and the team. We have done a number of horse treks around the world, and this one was head and shoulders above all of them.

We will definitely be rebooking, soon!” 

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