TSS Earnslaw Cruise & Walter Peak Horse Trek

Horse Ride

Unwind on a scenic horse trek through Queenstown’s stunning scenery at Walter Peak High Country Farm.

Your time in the saddle starts with some time onboard. Take a Lake Whakatipu cruise on the historic TSS Earnslaw to disembark at Walter Peak High Country Farm before meeting your horse and guide.

This experienced guide will take you on a horse trek across rolling high country farmland to a lookout offering spectacular views of Lake Whakatipu and the surrounding mountains. The riding is easy, the scenery incredible and the memories enduring. Great family fun, this trip is more suited to first-time or novice riders.

After returning to the stables you’ll enjoy a delicious morning or afternoon tea at the Colonel’s Homestead Restaurant. Then it’s time to explore the glorious gardens and farmyard before heading back to Queenstown on board the TSS Earnslaw, our iconic vintage steamship providing the perfect relaxing end to an exciting trip.

  • 3 hours & 30 minutes
  • Small group (6 per guide), 40 minute leisurely guided horse trek
  • Suitable for all abilities, including first-time riders
  • Freshly baked morning or afternoon tea included
  • Includes return cruise aboard historic TSS Earnslaw
  • Maximum weight 100kg (and this is strictly adhered to)
  • Minimum age 7 years
  • Minimum height 120cms
  • Child rates apply for 7 – 14 years


Cape Tribulation Horse Rides

Horse Ride

The only horse ride in Cape Tribulation – the perfect way to experience the Daintree Rainforest!

Experience the unrivalled beauty of Cape Tribulation like a true explorer with a guided riding tour. After saddling up, learning the basics and being paired with a horse suited to your ability level, you will depart the stables and follow your guide through the majestic Daintree Rainforest. Discover an abundance of local flora and fauna as you weave through the rainforest and across several creek crossings on your way to Myall Beach. Once there you will explore the beautiful stretch of golden sand and have the opportunity to walk your horse into the shallow waters of the ocean (clarity permitting). Take a minute to soak in this incredible moment and look at the juxtaposing landscapes that surround you. You will be given a dry bag for your camera at the commencement of your tour so you can capture that Insta-worthy shot!

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