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Horse Trekking

Not only is a guided horse trek a special and unique experience, the horse owners will also share their deep love and respect for the animal along with one or two of the better kept secrets that the Ruapehu bush has to offer.

Blue Duck Station

Back Country Trail Rides

The Back Country Trail rides are suitable for all levels of experienced riders, the scenery varies from native bush canopy to pine tree forests, ridge top tracks and mountain views. $145 per person for half a day, pre-booking is essential and require a minimum of 2 people.

To arrange a trek either call on 07 895 6276 or email

Retaruke Country Estate

Stay in this luxury lodge and enjoy horse trekking across remote, classic high country. Options for beginners as well as those who are experienced, use our horses or bring your own.

To arrange your trekking experience or call +64 (07) 895 9506

Ruapehu Homestead

Horse Treks For Young New Riders

A trail ride designed especially for young children, for a special first experience on a horse we encourage families to participate, up to 30 minutes in the Homestead paddock.

River Trail Ride - One hour guided scenic ride to a mountain stream for all levels of experience, giving safety hints for an added boost of confidence.

Ready Set Ride - A great ride for new to riders and those who want to know more. We introduce you to the horse and skills of riding followed by a short ride close to the homestead.

Back Country Trail Rides - Both bush, river or expansive hill and mountain views make these rides a wonderful experience with three choices of horse treks. Mainly for riders over 12 or experienced younger riders. Suitable for adults and young riders who have riding experience.

Are you wanting to catch up on riding at your own pace? Choose to ride with one of their guides who will host just you on your own. Additional costs may apply

To arrange a trek either call on 027 267 7057 or email

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