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Horse Treks

Makoura Horse treks take you down through bush clad farmland where you will enjoy views of the beautiful Ruahine Ranges. This is New Zealand at her finest - beautiful scenery, native bush, birds and wildlife in a peaceful and tranquil setting.

Horse Trek Packages

Makoura Meander (1 hour)
An easy going ride along farm tracks bordered by native bush and through wide-open paddocks. The ride ends with a meander across a gorge and a gentle canter up to Makoura Lodge

The Coal Creek Ride (2 hours)
The perfect way to see a little more of our country-side. This ride takes you past stunning bush views and to the best swimming holes in Coal Creek.

Horsey Heaven Ride
Begin the day with a pleasant ride through bush and country side before heading back to Makoura lodge where a well earned delicious lunch will be waiting. Then back on our horses to explore, discover and gallop through some more fantastic Apiti hill country.

Learn as you go
For those who want to combine a horse riding lesson with a ride. No going around in circles at Makoura Lodge! Learn to ride in an interesting and stimulating way from an instructor with a fun and encouraging approach.

Horsey Getaway
Combine one of our horse riding options with a stay at our beautiful Lodge. Enjoy a day out riding and then continue the experience with our Makoura Lodge Hospitality. Ride, dine and stay!

Glencone Mountain Adventure
An experience not to be missed! Two days riding through open farmland, hill country tracks and the beautiful Ruahine native bush stying overnight in an authentic bush cabin. A minimum of six people required.

General information
We supply well-mannered horses to suit all riders, safety helmets, all meals (where applicable), a relaxed friendly atmosphere, excellent scenery and experienced guides. Please bring long trousers (preferably not jeans as they tend to rub), clothing and sturdy footwear for all weather, sunscreen, sleeping Bag (2 day trek) and a small backpack.

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