Guided Horse Trekking From Rotorua

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 1 Hr
  • Departure Time :
    10am, 11:30am, 2pm, or 3:30pm.
  • Return Details :
    • Not recommended for participants with back problems • Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Hop into the saddle and experience the best of New Zealands great outdoors on this 1 hour horse trekking adventure from Rotorua. Choose the start time to suit your schedule, then follow a guide on horseback into the countryside around Mt. Ngongotaha. Explore green paddocks and working farmland, and enjoy fine views over Lake Rotorua in the distance. This tour includes all safety gear plus wet weather gear if raining.


This is a guided walking horse trek. Prior instructions are given before departing the paddock arena. You will be allocated a riding hat and a suitable horse to match your ability. Riders must be 12 years old minimum. Starting on the lower farm you follow our guide and wind your way up to our lookout overlooking Lake Rotorua which you will see in our photos. The whole experience takes part on the lower part of Mount Ngongotaha. There is some uneven terrain during the trek, however, no previous experience is required. Helmets are provided for safety reasons.


  • Safety gear
  • Guide
  • Horse safari


  • Food and drinks

Additional Info

Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health

Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller

Public transportation options are available nearby

Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries

Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Traveler Reviews

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  • 19-Aug-2023

    The scenic trail is stunning and the experience is wonderful. The horse selected are of high quality. The time is just right and the photos and videos taken are great. Thank you and well done!

  • 16-Aug-2023

    My son wanted to do horse riding for his 15th birthday. We thoroughly enjoyed it, the tour guide lady was amazing. Overall I recommend everyone to do this, you won’t be disappointed, My son loved it. Thank you.

  • 11-Aug-2023

    This horse trek was really nice with a great view at the top of the mountain which shows the whole town and lake. Staff were friendly and informative

  • 16-Jul-2023

    Loved every minute of this trek. The horses are very well behaved and cared for. Will definitely do this trek again. Thank you xx

  • 24-Jun-2023

    Enjoyable trek up to a great view. Guide was a good teacher for us, considering it had been a couple decades since our last time.

  • 01-May-2023

    Great experience for people with no horse riding experience. I highly recommend to anyone! Horses are very gentle and calm, beautiful scenery and great guides. Even though, the weather wasn’t perfect, the whole experience blew our minds!

  • 06-Apr-2023

    My ride was wonderful with a great horse named Goose. We went up the mountain on trails that were not rocky. The guide was very experienced and it was a relaxing ride. The views from up top were awesome! Great experience.

  • 08-Jan-2023

    We arrived Adventure playground 30 minutes before appointment and was told that they don't have our reservation. We booked the horse trek 2 days in advance from Tripadvisor and received confirmation with barcoded tickets already online. I also received email notifications 2 times before the activity, which made an impression that everything was ready for us as booked. Then we were hit by the news that the operator didn't have our reservation and it might be a system error (an easy excuse). The operator offered no makeup effort on this, just saying that you can ask for a refund. Instead they said you can take our guided UTV tour, and we did. It was a way overpriced activity comparing to other UTV tours we had before. Our time has been wasted there. More over, the "system error" excuse between operator and Tripadvisor makes me strongly concerned to book any further tours with Tripadvisor. Unless I get a satisfying solution on this case, I will stop booking tours through Tripadvisor and will tell my friends about this experience online.

  • 01-Jan-2023

    Our booking was not confirmed by the horsecompagny only by Viator. So we had to wait a hole day before riding. Really confusing.

  • 12-Dec-2022

    It was a great trek, we hadn’t been on horses since we were children so a little nervous at first but the instructor was great and made us feel at ease. The horses were so chilled and well behaved. Great experience.

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