Horseback riding in Queenstown at Lord of the Rings locations
Horseback riding in Queenstown was a must do and on my list of 7 best places to visit in New Zealand. I didn’t have time to go to the actually Hobbit location on the North Island. I decided to do horseback riding in Queenstown at Rees Valley with High Country Horses in the South Island.
This scenic valley has many filming locations from Lord of the Rings, was pointed out during our ride. I went on half day tour with the Rees River Trail, that had stunning scenery and a great view of picturesque Mountains and the river.
Horseback riding in Queenstown was scenic, but not speedy. .
I loved the nature, this was the best part of the trip. And of course to actually ride at some of the filming locations to Lord of the Rings, was awesome. Having a horse on autopilot was a bit boring, not so much opportunity to have a great riding experience.
The river crossing was cool, but there was almost no speed. Instead it was more than enough time to take in the scenery. This was a scenic ride, in Argentina it was a speedy ride with a lot more fun, a true Gaucho experience. New Zealand is all about the scenery, that was spectacular. I think my half day horseback riding in Queenstown was well money spent and time.
Where did you have
your best horseback riding experience?