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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.

Horse treks at Blue Duck Station

  • Description:  The Back Country Trail rides are suitable for all levels of experience from complete beginners to advanced riders.  The scenery varies from native bush canopy to pine tree forests, ridge top tracks and mountain views.  
  • Time: Treks last 3 to 4 hours
  • Pre-booking is essential and we require a minimum of 2 people.  To arrange a trek either call on 07 895 6276 or email
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Horse treks with Ruapehu Homestead

Horse treks for younger new riders

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

Horse treks for first time riders

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  • Description : A guided ride for all levels of experience, giving safety hints for an added boost of confidence. A scenic ride to a mountain stream. Mainly for riders over 12 years of age.
  • Time : One hour
  • Description : A great ride for those new to riding 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.
    Suitable for riders of any age.
  • Time : One hour

Horse treks for more experienced riders

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  • Description : Both bush and 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

  • Description : 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

Contact for more information

Phone : 027 26 770 57
Email :
Address : Ruapehu Homestead Corner of Piwari Street and SH49 
Rangataua, Ohakune, New Zealand

Open every day subject to weather. Treks leave at 10.00, 12:00 and 2:00 and other times by arrangement.

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