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2 Days Queenstown Moonlight Valley Overnight Trek Horse Riding Holiday in New Zealand

Moonlight Lodge, Moonlight 9371, New Zealand

Horse Riding Holiday in New Zealand

If your idea of a perfect weekend away includes being exposed to some of the most untouched high country station views from horse back, sleeping in a luxurious lodge in the middle of the mountains, and interacting with local people, then look no further. This exclusive tour is for you! The two days ride will bring you through the dramatic landscape of Ben Lomond Station, crossing rivers and climbing up hills for a perfect view of the valley. On your way, you will spot the rich gold mining heritage of the area with historic water races, tailings, and the remains of old huts.

Key information

  • Rider weight limit: 187 pounds / 85 kilograms
  • Horse height range: 14.2 and 18 hands
  • Tack type: Freeform Treeless Western, Freeform Endurance Style, and English tacks

Meet the instructors

Flore
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Highlights

  • 2 days of riding
  • 10 hours of riding in two days
  • Horses and guides included in the price
  • Breathtaking scenery throughout the entire ride, with various landscapes
  • Free transfer from / to Queenstown Central or Queenstown Airport
  • Delicious home cooked dinner, tasty breakfast, and lunches
  • Ride exclusive to your group
  • 1 night accommodation

Skill level

  • Advanced

Styles


2 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: French
Group size: 4-10 participants
Airport transfer included: Queenstown Airport
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
10:30
Check-out Time:
14:30

Facilities

  • Dining area
  • Fireplace

The accommodation is located in the Moonlight Valley in the Ben Lomond Station, Queenstown, New Zealand. Featuring double / twin en-suite rooms, Moonlight Lodge has all the modern comforts, and the beautiful setting allows you to relax, unwind, and explore the area at your leisure after your ride. Guests will stay in a private en-suite room or will have the possibility to stay in a larger bedroom with 10 beds.

Program

Day 1

You will be meeting in the yard in the morning. After a quick debrief with the guides about the trek and safety procedure, you will meet with the horses, get some extra gear, if needed, and leave towards the lodge with your guide. You will stop for a lunch break along the river, in Moke Creek Canyon.

During the second part of the ride, you will go up and down some pretty steep hills, riding in the middle of an old gold mining area and crossing a forest before arriving at the Moonlight Lodge. Guests can discover their en-suite room, have a nice hot shower, and go for a stroll around the lodge until dinner time.

Dinner will be served, a beautiful local farm meal prepared by the owners themselves. Guests can enjoy a nice evening by the fireplace or head off to their room for a well deserved rest.

Day 2

After a beautiful breakfast, you will start the ride back to Moke Lake. The lunch break will be either by the old gold mining huts or by the lake on arrival.

Notes: Due to the nature of the terrain, Ben Lomond Horse Trekking require experienced riders only. If the track is too difficult for the rider's level, they will have to drive them to the set location. Please note that no refund will be given in that case.

Please note that they have a strict weight limit of 85 kilograms for the health and well-being of their horses. Staff will weigh all riders before the ride. If your weight exceeds the limit on the day, you will not be permitted to attend the ride and no refund will be given.

Instructors

Flore

Location

Moonlight Lodge is located deep in the Moonlight Valley, overlooking sweeping tussock terraces and stunning beech forest.

Food

During your stay, you will be provided with delicious home cooked dinner, tasty breakfast, and lunches. The meals are home cooked only and consist of local food, farm food, and New Zealand food. Meals will be served in the common area.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Soda
  • Alcoholic beverages

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 2 days of riding
  • Horses and guides
  • Free transfer from / to Queenstown Central or Queenstown Airport (ZQN)
  • Delicious home cooked dinner, tasty breakfast, and lunches
  • 1 night accommodation

What's not included

  • Airfare

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Queenstown Airport (ZQN). Transfers from and to this airport are included. Ben Lomond Horse Trekking will pick you up from the airport.

They also offer free transportation from Central Queenstown. You also have the option to drive yourself to Moke Lake, on a beautiful and easy 20 minutes drive from Queenstown Central.

Airport: Queenstown Airport Airport transfer included: Queenstown Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
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Pricing information

The price for non-riders is 390 NZD per person.

Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 4 participants

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