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Rubicon Valley Tourist Centre

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Horse treks run on a working high country sheep and cattle farm at the foot of the Southern Alps and only 1 hour from Christchurch City - various treks available with 1hour, 2hour, 3hour and full day.
Christchurch 7681, New Zealand
+64 3-318 8886
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recomend this for a wonderful day out. The horses were amazing and ready for whatever type of rider got on their back. Chris the guide was very professional and made everyone feel calm and relaxed. The views were amazing. We did the 2hr trek...More

Thank vicky41
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Chris the owner knows his horses and kept it interesting for all riders with all abilities. There were plenty of opportunities to canter and trott, only if you wanted to. The scenic was stunning, especially with the tea at the top. Chris trusts you as...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Ann-Kathrin L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great time horse riding whilst also taking in the the gorgeous views. I haven’t ridden for 40 years. Would thoroughly recommend.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Veronica B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chris is an amazing and experienced guide. He knows his horses well and managed to lead a group of all abilities and cater for every person whilst keeping the ride safe. The ride was interesting the scenery was perfect and the horses were brilliant. I...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Stephanie C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am only rating Rubicon Valley 5 stars because I can’t leave 6! Amazing experience out in the most beautiful countryside with incredible views. I have only ever ridden a donkey on Blackpool beach before today, but now, after Chris’ expert tuition, I think I...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank SueH35
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tour is two full hours of riding in incredible surroundings. Three of us did this as part of a group of four; we were all total novices but under Chris and Danielle’s instruction left confident (and feeling like cowboys) The trail took us on...More

Thank N2626ZZjamese
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did a 2 hours sunset horse trekking at around 530pm, covering some of the green fields, up and down the slopes beside the valley and pine tree forest and a stream. The instructors, Chris and Sarah, were very professional and knowledgeable and ensures that...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank kevleow
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing experience, well knowledged instructor and incredible views, would highly recommend everyone to come give it a go if you’re ever in New Zealand

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Maddi B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took our cousin who came for a short visit in Christchurch. We want her to experience the excitement riding a horse and immerse in the beauty of our landscape. Chris, as always was very professional at the same time very warm in making us...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank NanayGene
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

we had an absolutely amazing time with Rubicon Valley Horse Treks. Chris made sure we were all safe and having fun. It was great getting to know the horses and of course seeing the great views. An amazing opportunity to connect with the horse and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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20 January 2019|
Response from RubiconValleyHorseTr | Property representative |
Sorry we do not pick up from Akaroa. It is almost 3 hour drive each way.... on a good day.... Chris
13 October 2018|
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Response from ASwalez | Reviewed this property |
Easy drive from Christchurch
Bianka R
28 August 2016|
Response from CHRISTINE M | Reviewed this property |
It is certainly better than average but sorry I wouldn't have a clue how you do that. Best you ask Trip Adviser.