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Gills Canyon Horse Trek - 2 Hours

Take our beautiful horses out for a trek through the scenic valley's of Gills Canyon with Moke Lake Horse Treks!

Highlights

  • Explore the Gills Canyon track and gorgeous surrounding scenery by horseback
  • Fresh water river and stream crossings on the way to Moke Lake
  • Stunning photo opportunities throughout the entire trek
  • Perfect for couples, families and children
  • Friendly horses and experienced guides along the way

Discover the spectacular scenery of Gills Canyon track by horseback, along with beautiful Queenstown farmland.

On this trek we head along the farm road overlooking stunning views of the valley and canyon below, before descending into what was historically known as Old Gold Mining Country.

Soak up breathtaking scenery at every turn as we explore, from the farm flats and valleys to the mountains and rivers that flow down from the peaks. The route crosses Moke Creek multiple times, and at the end of the track we visit the picturesque Moke lake for an amazing photo opportunity. Very few get to experience the beauty of this very special area.

With a mix of terrain that includes river crossings, small climbs and flats on the farmland, there is something for everyone and all levels of experience!

Per person $160.00

What's included

  • Briefings and riding demonstration
  • Experienced and supportive guides
  • Helmets

Duration

  • Allow approximately 2 hours for the whole experience

Location

  • Moke Lake Road, Ben Lomond 9371, New Zealand

Restrictions

  • Minimum age: 12
  • Maximum weight 85kg.

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Notes

  • If you are driving from Queenstown, allow a 20 mins drive each way. Please arrive 10 mins before your departure time.

  • Minimum age 12 years. Maximum weight 85kg. If you are under age or over our weight limit on the day, no refund will be given and you will not be able to ride.

    For all treks cancelled within 24 hours, no refund will be given.

    Not recommended if you have vertigo.

Available Bookings from October 16 to October 22

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  • Per person$112.00 Less than 6 at this price!

  • Per person$96.00 Less than 6 at this price!

  • Per person$96.00 Less than 6 at this price!

  • Per person$96.00 Less than 6 at this price!

  • Per person$96.00 Less than 6 at this price!

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

4.6

9 reviews

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linleyd from New Zealand wrote on 12 April 2022

A great scenic ride

The scenery on this ride is outstanding. The guide was friendly and helpful, and my horse was calm and easy to ride.

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Thanks Linley for your awesome review! We hope to see you again soon!

biancac6 from New Zealand wrote on 12 April 2022

Highly recommend- unreal views

Highly recommend this tour! The scenery was unreal, up high in the hills and lots of river crossings. Our guide Flo was amazing, very friendly and knowledgeable. The horses are healthy and well looked after too

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Hi Bianca and Rachelle, thank you so much for your lovely review. We are super glad you had a great time with us and notice how well looked after our horses are! Hopefully we'll see you next time you come down here :)

Jasmin Bolwell from New Zealand wrote on 10 February 2022

Great track in a beautiful area.

Very friendly and knowledgeable guides, great and well trained horses. Easy track and beautiful scenery. Highly recommend.

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Hi Jasmin thanks so much for your lovely review and for being flexible time wise. Jojoe is missing you already :) We hope to see you again soon

evaz from New Zealand wrote on 11 May 2022

Injured from the horse trek

Quite a scary experience. The horse was jumpy and spooky and looked quite uncomfortable somehow. The instructor neglected multiple feedback and actions about hazards. I ended up fell off the horse the and one of backbone was fractured.

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Hi Eva, thanks for your feedback. You rode a gentle quiet horse who was happily plotting along. Unfortunately he took a tumbled causing you to loose balance and fall off. He was not spooky or jumpy at all, we are sorry that you felt that way tho.

MariaAnnRees Jones from New Zealand wrote on 06 February 2022

Gills Canyon Horse Trek

A great ride!

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Thanks Maria :)

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