The perfect tour for those who want the thrills of an off-road adventure but also want to discover exciting 'Lord of the Rings' film locations.
River and Rings Horseback Ride
River and Rings Horseback Ride, New Zealand
Dart Stables provide a superb riding experience through some of New Zealand's most breathtaking scenery. With horses and guides to suit all abilities and a client-to-guide ratio of 1:5 you are guaranteed an unforgettable riding experience. On this full-day excursion you will enjoy a stunning five to six hour ride to either Kinloch, the Rees Valley or Paradise, depending on the time of year and river crossings. You will journey through locations used in such films as 'Lord of the Rings' and 'Willow' whilst taking in the spectacular surroundings.
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