Kia Ora, Welcome to Aotearoa, New Zealand

“Land of the Long White Cloud”

Are you ready for your own unique horseback adventure?

Created through a lifetimes passion for horses, our boutique horseback adventures are born out of a lifetime’s passion for horses and trail riding through the mountains, rivers and lakes of the NZ South Island.

Horseback Adventure Calendar

Imagine riding your dream adventure in the NZ South Island


Meet the Horses

Purpose bred, sure footed, forward moving


Meet Angie and John

Kiwi Owners & Horse Lovers behind Adventure Horse Trekking


The hidden historic trails

We explore are threaded through the NZ Southern Alps, lost to most travelers on the winds of time.

Our Adventure Horses

Carry us far from the tourist routes and deep into the heart of the real 100% pure Aotearoa NZ. These are the locations that inspire you and further more allow you to feel like a rider in a movie scene.

Dream Destinations

We have negotiated exclusive access to iconic private stations. This allows you, our customer to experience life in the South Island high country as if they are a local.

Experience the Real 100% Pure NZ

Imagine choosing from a catalog of boutique horseback adventures exploring our native forests, glacial lakes, braided rivers or high mountain peaks.

In addition, you can choose to put all of these things into the heady mix. Choose a trail that enjoys all of the above or combine two trails and spend more of your precious time in the saddle.

John guiding Lake Hawea @solene_gllt

Relax into the saddle

and share your dream destination with your adventure horse team mate.

Come with your friends/ whanau or alone, either way you will leave with a group of new friends who have shared something amazing with you.

Dust away your excuses and let your bucket list shine out for all to see.

Don’t Just Dream It…. Ride It!

“The horse, with beauty unsurpassed, strength immeasurable and grace unlike any other, still remains humble enough to carry a man upon his back”

Amber Senti
Had a wonderful 5 days trekking Lake Hawea, Hunter Valley with Adventure Trekking. Angie and John are great hosts and work very hard to ensure we all have a great experience. The food, the scenery, horses and accommodation are all super, thank you.
Lynette Bibby
Lynette Bibby
I loved every minute of the four days I spent with John & Ange, an awesome group of like-minded riders, and their beautiful heard of horses, (and Tui the dog of course!). On the Birchwood Station trek we explored beautiful countryside and ate delicious meals, all prepared by Ange. I was very sad to leave but I am already planning my next trek - I'm hooked!
Heather Rogers
Heather Rogers
What an incredible adventure completing the Musterers Pack Trail from St Bathans to the Ahuriri Valley. We waded through rivers, crossed shingle slides, scaled mountains, stayed in back country huts and experienced a range of weather, all of which added to the journey. John our guide was amazing, a great host and an exceptional horseman. The horses were all stunning, obviously so well loved and cared for. Angie prepared delicious food for us to cook up in the huts and made us wonderful meals before and after our trek. I could not recommend this company enough if you want to experience an authentic horse trek in Central Otago.
B & W Jaggard
B & W Jaggard
Feel so privileged to be able to experience the NZ backcountry on horse-back. The horses are purpose bred, know their job and give you confidence to enjoy the scenery and this incredible experience. Wonderful hosts, stories and evening laughs. Loved it!!
R Bonetti
R Bonetti
This trek exceeded all of our expectations. John and Angie are fantastic and their helpers, Natalie and Suzie where awesome. Our horses, Tussock and Chanook where so good and matched well to our riding capabilities. This is an immersive experience and we loved how we could be involved with as much as we wanted to, such as catching horses, helping with saddles, as well as helping in the huts. The scenery and experience was exceptional and I would recommend Adventure Horse Trekking to anyone who wants an authentic South Island horse trekking experience. Thank you for such good memories. Craig and Chris McCulloch
Craig McCulloch
Craig McCulloch
Jaipur Rajasthan
Naeif Khan
Naeif Khan
A real adventure for sure! One of the best ways to see NZ off the beaten track. Beautiful scenery, wonderful well trained horses, excellent hosts, great food, spending time with like minded people. Highly recommended and an adventure you will never forget
Christine Grieve
Christine Grieve
Expect the unexpected! Exceptional value for money. Our family group was part of a larger group riding the Birchwood 3 day boutique trail. Everyone had their individual needs meet with care and precision. Think varied days on horse back, well cared for and loved horses, great food, great beds with lovely clean linen, entertainment in the evenings and friendly smiles all the while. What more could you ask for!!
Michelle Bleeker
Michelle Bleeker
Sensational trek at Birchwood Station. Horses, scenery and organisation were superb. Adventure Horse Trekking deserve the highest praise for matching a beautiful team of horses with their respective riders. Highly recommend this adventure.
Anne Grady
Anne Grady

Horseback Adventurers Angie & John

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