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THE CARDRONA High Country Pub Ride
Wanaka- Otago- New Zealand
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4 Hours
6 Persons
English
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Brief

“The Cardrona” sightseeing activity centre offers first class family friendly guided horse trekking and quad biking tours of the stunning Cardrona Valley, between Wanaka and Queenstown in the South Island of New Zealand. All experience levels catered for.

Tour Detail

THE HIGH COUNTRY PUB TRAIL HORSE TREK 12:30pm (Allow 3.5 hours)
Mount up and begin the big hill climb which soon gives way to spectacular views of the surrounding mountains of the Crown and Pisa ranges. The working Merino sheep farm land turns to rugged rock and tussock country as you climb higher to get that even better photo opportunity. Really feels like you are on top of the world in the middle of nowhere! Descend to the Cardrona Hotel where you dismount & tie your horse to our hitching rail and enjoy a well earned beverage on us in the gorgeous garden bar. If you fancy a bit of a run heres your chance to cut loose! The trail along the river allows a safe stretch to have a nice canter- the whole package!


Price Detail
Inclusions

Beverage at The Cardrona Hotel 

Exclusions

Cancellation Policy

You will get

100% refund if cancel 7 days before tour starts.

80% refund if cancel within 6 days before tour starts.

50% refund if cancel within 5 days before tour starts.

NO refund if cancel within 3 days before tour starts.

You will be refunded for all costs EXCEPT Processing Fees.

Guests can get full refunds at any time of cancellation prior to the actual date of the tour if that cancellation is due to a Force Major reason. Force Major reasons include but are not limited to war, civil insurrection, strikes, volcanoes, extreme weather, earthquake, and natural disasters.

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Reviews

Global60724521965

2020-09-04 14:33:45

"A Lovely Interlude on Horseback" The Cardrona was happy to take us at short notice for a 2 hour scenic tour in the Cardona Valley on willing but calm horses. Our guide was friendly, confident and shared interesting history of the...

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LegallyBlondeVegan

2020-09-01 01:39:23

"Amazing Experience❤️" I’m always dubious about these activities because I HATE to see animals being treated as ‘equipment’. But I’ve been around horses a fair bit, I will always love horse riding, and I’d heard super...

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NZUKTrip

2020-08-16 20:45:14

"Great horse riding experience" This was excellent Sam and the team did a great job! Lovely well looked after horses very well organised with a good mix of cantering, trotting and walking. Spectacular ride with a stop at the...

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WillClarke_NZ

2020-08-11 14:28:58

"Awesome Quad-bike experience!" Beat quad bike tour experience I’ve had. Great for teenagers and adults of all ages. The trail was very much off and off-road experience, even though we stayed on the clearly defined tracks. Went...

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Carojnic

2020-08-03 18:41:24

"Totally recommend this ride and the team at The Cardrona." I did the new Top Beat ride with Sam & on Danny :) I had the most amazing time!! Sam was so awesome, friendly & helpful. Totally recommend this ride and the team at The Cardrona. This is the 2nd ride...

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Stella B

2020-07-08 14:10:49

"Breakfast " Stopped in for brekkie, took obligatory photos of this famous hotel. It was so nice & warm inside, as it was the school holidays it was busy but not annoyingly so. Great service meant we got our...

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kyul27han

2020-07-01 16:16:39

"Highly recommended" It was so fun to ride a horse at the beautiful place and the horses are gentle and nice. Teachers are wonderful!

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Jontymills

2020-06-16 23:39:30

"An Amazing Experience" We had an amazing time on this horse trek. Kelly is an awesome guide who shared with us a lot of history about the Cardrona area while on our trip. On the horse ride we were lucky enough to get to...

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Tour272569

2020-06-10 13:25:57

"Quad bike tour up to the alpine ranges" I had such an awesome time going quadbiking with Kelly. She’s entertaining and thoughfull if it’s your first time on a quadbike. We went through snow and mudpools, all the way up to the top of the...

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DL2Some

2020-03-18 17:20:32

"Great Surprise, A Wonderful Restaurant" Pulling up in front we were not ready for what we found behind the doors. The bar and restaurant are quaint and welcoming, but the highlight is the beautiful open space in the back for lounging and...

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horseymum_11

2020-03-07 11:44:04

"Early lunch" Lovely quaint place, surprised it is on a main road as the photos I had seen don’t show this. Lunch was fine, enjoyed the features in the bar. Glad to have visited!

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Denise K

2020-02-15 21:10:24

"Absolutely awesome!! " I joined the "Top Beat" - Ride some days ago and it was so much fun! A real Highspeed-Ride up in the mountains (just for experienced riders). Small Group, fantastic Guide, good trained horses...

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chris_88_au

2020-02-02 18:32:34

"Mountain view quad biking" Great experience riding the quad bikes up the mountain. Great fun and fantastic views once you get to the top. The team were very flexible in moving our booking, and our guide was friendly and...

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paulamE3621LQ

2020-01-19 12:04:33

"Horse trek to Cardrona pub" Great trip thoroughly enjoyed by experienced and less experienced riders. Plenty of opportunity to trot and canter. Great guide

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Flash2004

2020-01-08 20:21:46

"A must stop " It’s everything the reputation and photos promise and you really must stop and at least get the photo.

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edwardcV5782VH

2020-01-08 14:48:18

"What’s behind that tiny facade?" I was told to stop here but when we turned our car into the lot I thought “this will be over quick”. Yet through the door is a wonderland of bars, gardens and open space. The food is excellent and...

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ashgammie

2020-01-06 20:59:14

"Fantastic morning on horse back" Such an amazing morning and a beautiful way to see the views Cardrona has to offer. Val was our horse back guide for the day, she was very kind and patient with everyone in the group despite varying...

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Donna S

2019-12-02 18:58:06

"Quaint little pub with great food" A perfect little place for some lunch and relaxation in the beautiful beer garden out back. The food was fantastic.

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Hannah Y

2019-11-21 10:08:11

"Awesome operator" I booked the tour last minute and had to unfortunately cancel half an hour later. I spoke with Kelly on the phone 3 times and she was the nicest person about this whiplash and very patient with me...

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mattbenson74

2019-11-16 09:55:07

"Well organised trail ride through scenic Cardona mountains" The trail ride was organised for our Haka group. The horses were well behaved and the staff were both knowledgeable and experienced. The scenery was breathtaking and was close the ski fields...

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mumoffiveau

2019-10-24 16:09:40

"What a pub!! Friendly and great service❤️" Worth a stop or stop-over. Had a great time but didn’t want to leave. Such friendly service and good time had for all. Beautiful beer garden out the back and some great antiques to look at. Will...

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daphnes985

2019-10-20 22:55:51

"Horseback riding " I really loved the ‘THE HIGH COUNTRY PUB TRAIL’. Beautiful surroundings and lovely horses on which you can rely. Although I’m an experienced rider, the guide (sorry, totally forgot your name...

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JennMarkCarter

2019-10-09 00:16:55

"Always good food and atmosphere " A must visit between Queenstown and Wanaka, sitting out by the fire with a mulled wine whilst roasting marshmallows is highly recommended.

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Travelislife1976

2019-10-06 20:55:51

"Excellent Trail Ride! " Horse riding through beautiful Cardrona country with Kelly was fabulous! Great local knowledge and very thorough with safety and pre-ride information. Our horses, Toby and Danny were great and the...

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Julius A

2019-10-05 19:36:45

"Amazing views from the top of the ridge" Great way to spend an arvo riding ATVs up to the top of the ridge for amazing views of the Cardrona valley. Sally was a great guide. Can definitely recommend this for the amazing views of the valley.

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Natternoo

2019-09-23 20:21:02

"Fantastic! We’ll be back!" Thank you to the fabulous Val to guided our 2 hour horse ride through the beautiful Cardrona Valley. My two daughters and I have been on a few horse treks over the years, and I’d rate this one as the...

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Monandrew88

2019-09-14 16:33:45

"Best trek ever!" This horse trek was a real highlight of our trip. We’ve done a few treks over the years and this was the best yet. The host, Kelly, is awesome and her horses so well behaved you don’t need to do...

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ShSheep

2019-09-02 13:38:46

"Sunny afternoon" I've just written my review under Cardrona Hotel. Busy but a local must see.lots of seating great atmosphere .large outdoor area with a fire.

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dhendo77

2019-08-30 11:14:34

"A must visit" Love this pub! We visited for breakfast with our two kids who loved exploring all the history and memorabilia around the pub and garden. Great ambience and service. Timing a visit when others will...

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Kimberley_jade87

2019-08-23 16:56:24

"Horse riding in the valley" Awesome experience! The guide was really friendly and knowledgeable of the local area. Horses can cater for beginners through to advanced riders.

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Scottnnicky

2019-07-20 18:54:05

"Quad biking with the Fam" Travelling from Queenstown to Wanaka we stopped in to The Cardrona for a Quad bike adventure. Kelly and Sally were amazing, we had a 2 young kids and they had quads bikes and a track to suit. The...

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adambuffin09

2019-07-19 18:47:24

"Amazing!" Did quad biking this morning. Had a blast! An unreal experience with the rough track. Our guide was incredible, extremely nice and took everyone's level of ability into account. Rained all today and...

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Lianne B

2019-07-02 13:02:30

"Ski cardrona" Amazing place . The cardrona staff extremely helpful with everyone . Very patient with my 11yr old with autism and he really enjoyed his ski experience. We had the full learners package which...

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Kathryn232

2019-06-29 17:58:07

"Top Beat Ride" Did the top beat ride. It was fantastic. Horses were excellent in temperament and forward moving. Our guide Kelly was awesome - very knowledgable. Beautiful ride with spectacular scenery...

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teemareeleslie

2019-06-12 20:11:46

"Horse Riding" We had the most amazing winter afternoon riding around Cardrona on the pub ride. The sun was out and the views were absolutely beautiful. We had a small group of 4 and the guide Ally was fantastic...

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Sandra M

2019-05-23 02:38:35

"Lovely place ro visit , Very Interesting Buildings" We stopped her for a break and had a lovely Fresh raspberry and white chocolate muffin and good coffee.really nice place to walk around and take in the mountains . We also looked around the rest of...

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TaniaS966

2019-05-08 15:05:32

"Tania S" A great afternoon on the horses. Throughly enjoyed the trek. The horses were beautiful and so well loved. Highly recommend this activity.

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BBTex

2019-05-05 10:55:16

"Quick drink stop" Our Moatrek tour took a mid morning break here for coffee and beers. The historic building is lovely inside and out. We enjoyed sitting at the picnic tables in the back on a beautiful sunny day.

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MarkP3951

2019-04-26 12:15:22

"Great adventure!" Spent a couple of hours riding through this beautiful country side. Kelly was a great guide with plenty of local knowledge. Matched me with my horse Wally and gave this beginner an amazing...

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FrancesMackie12

2019-04-14 21:21:13

"Amazing experience! " We had a great trek this morning with Kelly and her beautiful horses through Cardrona and it’s panoramic views. She was so knowledgable about the area and tailors her ride to the experience of the...

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jwd_lawyer

2019-04-13 23:17:35

"Nice pub, great history " We stopped here 3x in 2 days, after nearby horse trek and distillery tours. Friendly staff, good prices, wonderful setting. Can’t wait to visit in winter

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JennaElvin

2019-03-30 18:03:45

"Horse Trek" We had such a fantastic ride with Kelly this morning, she was organised , professional and very informative throughout the tour about Cardrona and it’s history, the scenery was incredible , The...

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Mrdinkum

2019-03-28 22:01:09

"Top beat ride" Just had an amazing ride at Cardrona - the top beat ride. There were just two of us and the guide. It was a fast and exciting ride to a hitching point high up the mountain side. My horse was Lou...

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gloucester08

2019-03-23 19:53:59

"Cardrona Hotel" Very good Fried Chicken! Lovely Place! A Must Do around Wanaka. I would highly recommend stopping by. Also a pretty souvenir shop with cooking books and Gin from the Distellery near by. Coming back...

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rallydoc

2019-03-06 09:14:24

"Pre and Post Tramp Stay" Very comfy character pub, great food at the restaurant and outdoor fireplace a post meal cheese and drinks magnet. Room spacious with two queen beds (booking a double or a twin gave this...

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Charlotte H

2019-03-05 23:03:24

"Amazing afternoon riding" What a great afternoon. It the perfect ride through the hills into the valleys over stream to the pub. The owner is very good at judging which pony is best for you and excellent with all levels of...

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Jakeal82

2019-03-05 21:26:06

"So old fashioned" This is a lovely little spot to stop off for lunch on your way up the crown range highway. It looks really small but it is deceiving. We 4 had a lunch served promptly and piping hot, they have a...

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Kelley811

2019-02-28 14:43:07

"Cardrona Horse Back Riding" My friend and I had an AMAZING experience riding with Kelly! She was so much fun, an excellent lead, and provided great insights into the history of the area. HIGHLY recommend and best horse back...

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torym808

2019-02-19 23:54:56

"Awesome mountain ride" My wife and I are experienced riders and signed up for the “Top Beat” ride at The Cardrona. We had a wonderful romp up the mountain, cantering most of the way and then got to the top to catch our...

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Azure55

2019-02-18 09:01:12

"Step back in time " Nice place to stop for coffee or lunch on the drive from Queenstown to Wanaka. The building is preserved like a museum with very interesting contents. Lovely garden out back to eat your meal. Gift...

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wjin21

2019-02-11 02:24:00

"Great horse riding in Cardrona Valley" We went for the 'twilight horse riding' on 10 Feb. Was a lovely afternoon and Kelly did a great job showing us stunning views. The horses are friendly and calm. Kelly also arranged a few running...

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Mark A

2019-01-31 10:46:27

"Great riding, great horses, great scenery" I am an experienced rider and thoroughly enjoyed the Cardrona pub trail led by the lovely Sam. The whole operation is well-organised by Kelly who made sure that a very mixed group were on the right...

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Derek P

2019-01-21 22:01:53

"Above expectations" Sam took me out on a 3 hr ride on the lovely Danny. Not only did she horse the group well according to ability, she managed the whole ride to give us all a fantastic experience even though we were...

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Stephkstella

2019-01-19 18:38:09

"Horse riding" The most amazing horse ride. Great group of people running it, very highly recommend. Horses are lovely

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Fleur v

2019-01-16 21:15:42

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82MarkT

2019-01-07 21:45:24

"What a magnificent little secret this is!!" From the road all you see is the iconic photo of the old pub. Once inside you realize that there is a whole lot more to this place. It is almost a museum in its own right. Fantastic staff, food and...

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benn377

2019-01-07 18:58:25

"Amazing" Great afternoon beautiful scenary, wonderful horses and Kelly is an incredible guide with great insight and flexibility with all levels of riding experience

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Alison-JNZ

2019-01-03 13:06:42

"Top Beat Ride well worth the experience" Fantastic ride for experienced riders. The scenery was stunning and the horses were really well mannered and great fun to ride. As Kelly says in her blurb it is a fast ride and it didn't disappoint...

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kaisizeng

2018-12-28 16:12:21

"Amazing First Experience" It was the first time our family went horse riding, and it was beyond any expectations! The views in the Twilight Riding were beautiful and breathtaking and the horses were also lovely. Sam was an...

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Mondonnaa831

2018-12-23 15:56:56

"Best experience ever!!" If you’re tired of riding horses that are slow and seem as though they are on auto then this is the place for you. I used to ride as a kid in the states and since I’ve stopped I have yet to find a...

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MSturt

2018-12-17 20:17:54

"Cardona Horses" Brilliant horse trek! Kelly was wonderful, and the care and attention given to every individual rider was fantastic. Having ridden before, but with complete beginners in our party, I was picky about...

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keith3nz

2018-12-12 20:15:28

"Excellent - The Cardrona Horse Trek - gold discovery" My 12 yo daughter and I loved this trek. Ally was a wonderful, friendly and helpful guide. Lovely views, opportunities to trot and canter - with relaxed atmosphere to just ride to your level (we were...

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andrew c

2018-12-11 19:59:46

"The cardrona horse trek" Unreal experience kelly or guide let us go hard it was serious craic best trek i have done strongly recommend it if your in the wonaka area

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triciahales8

2018-12-02 00:46:53

"Beautiful ride. Beautiful country." We did the Cardrona pub trail ride today. 5 of us and we haven’t been on a ride for over 10 years. They matched the horses perfectly to our ability. Absolutely loved the ride and beautiful...

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ChrystalHansen

2018-11-26 01:30:07

"Amazing! " Make sure this pub is a stop off of you Queenstown Trip. The drive out is beautiful and the Pub even more so. Try the Cardrona Ale, Great Steak and Delicous Venison Burgers.

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Georgia667

2018-11-10 11:49:40

"Great trail ride!" My partner and I loved the top beat trail ride. Lots of cantering which was really fun and wonderful views of the valley. Kelly also talked about the history of Cardrona and took photos along the way...

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missmollyrc0327

2018-11-10 11:04:55

"A lovely little spot to stop but not a lot happening" Cardrona is more a spot to stop for a little history and heritage. Other then that there is a post office, old hotel and a gift shop. We did check out the ‘Bradrona Fence’ a real tourist attraction...

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charliecharlie444

2018-11-09 18:25:58

"So beautiful! " What a neat experience to stop here on our roadie! Such a beautiful grand old building and there was so much to look at. Super friendly staff and delicious looking meals. We stopped for a drink or...

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Passenger15802872538

2018-11-06 20:21:29

"Top Beat . . . top ride for experienced riders" If you know how to ride this is most definitely the ride to book. Lots of opportunities to canter and amongst the most amazing scenery. The horses are in fantastic condition and very well behaved...

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Travel67219877458

2018-11-05 15:38:08

"Top Beat ride" The Top Beat ride, aimed at more experienced riders- is incredible. Plenty of places to canter/gallop, with stunning scenery and Kelly gives a great commentary on the history of the Cardrona area...

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whatmarkshoots

2018-11-05 15:33:35

"Something different" So my mate and I have had our fair share of adrenaline fix from QT, and wanted to end off the trip by going for something more... tamed. We stopped over in Wanaka for a night and decided to just try...

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chrisdV2469ZY

2018-10-30 21:48:37

"Atmosphere" Awesome place to stop and enjoy the history. Awesome sitting areas including a large out door area which is kid friendly. Good list of drinks and menu. A must do when in the passing.

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Sightseer827332

2018-10-29 01:19:54

"Horse trekking" Absolutely amazing. As first timers, we enjoyed every single bit of the ride and the views were stunning. The staff has been friendly and helpful, making the whole experience even better! We had...

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KellyAKK

2018-10-28 21:21:30

"Perfect handling of the horses and our family:)" Our family of 4 (two daughters, 10 and 12) had a day out on the trail with Ally at The Cardrona. It was a great day on the three (+) hour trail ride and fulfilled what we'd dreamed it would be like...

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Suzanne D

2018-10-06 15:05:55

"A cute step back in time " We went here for a quick drink and snack after some horseback riding. It is a lovely pub - much bigger than it looks from the outside. Has a large garden area with a log fire which is a delight. We...

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pagechaos

2018-10-05 21:56:32

"Fabulous Quad Biking tour" We are a family of 5 with 3 teenage children, I called to see availability and the lovely Kelly answered the phone whilst she was out on a horse trek, she arranged a time with us that suited us much...

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cedand3

2018-10-05 18:10:46

"Fabulous morning!" My family and I had the most wonderful morning at the Cardrona. The boys rode quad bikes and the girls rode horses - everyone loved it, the scenery was magnificent and we have been talking about it...

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melissasharplin

2018-10-05 13:54:12

"BEST RIDE EVER" Our family had the best time on a ride with Kelly and Ally.! The kids haven’t stopped talking about it.! We’ll be back that’s for sure.! Attentive, and knowledgeable, you can tell they really know...

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maddog181

2018-09-03 03:21:54

"Snowmobile trip " Was the most epic day of our trip can’t recommend this experience enough. Big thanks to Shaun and his team as he made our experience personal with no limitations on carving up untouched snow. Highly...

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Kait O

2018-08-31 20:00:21

"Top beat ride is awesome" Second time back to do the advanced ride and it did not disappoint. Our guide ally was amazing, and our horses were great. Really well cared for, beautiful scenery, and we got to go very fast!

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logan8900

2018-08-27 14:49:18

"The mountain tour" My fiance and I recently did the mountain tour. We loved it . The guide was very easy going as she assessed us for the 1st part of the tour to see our ridding capabilities. Once she saw we could...

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Ally C

2018-08-26 00:31:09

"So much fun I went back again!" I had such a great time on the high country pub trail, I came back a 2nd time during my trip to Queenstown for the top beat ride. The guide Ally was great at guaging riding abilities and knows every...

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Quentin G

2018-08-23 21:29:08

"Quad bike tour" We did the quad bike tour, the host was wonderful and so informative. Had a blast would highly recommend it

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Chelsea J

2018-08-13 22:31:50

"My favourite experience of the trip!" Had such a great time with some beautiful animals and people. The horse trek was fun and catered easily for all skill levels. Kelly provided informative and entertaining commentary throughout the...

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Robert J

2018-08-13 19:44:24

"Skidoo" An awesome day on the skidoo with Shaun!! Definitely up there for the adrenaline seeker! It is physically demanding, however you can't beat the feeling of planing up on a skidoo in fresh pow!! Shaun...

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chargarama

2018-07-30 02:59:45

"What a cracker" There is nothing bad to say about this amazing little pub. Long may it remain as it is. Great drinks and staff but above all the most terrific atmosphere

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Soma28

2018-07-30 00:52:03

"Ride Robrosa Snowmobile" Had an amazing snowmobile experience with Sean. We asked for something that mixes touring the back country and mountain ranges, with the fast adrenaline experience. He tailored the tour to suit...

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Jason B

2018-07-24 13:49:52

"Snowmobiling in the High Country" Love majestic views and the outdoors? Want to be shown around by locals with long ties to the area? If this is you and you are anywhere near New Zealand go to The Cadrona. It is a required...

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Rebecca L

2018-07-15 22:37:27

"Stunning scenery, brilliant guide" This was a wonderful experience, the scenery is super, Kelly is a great guide with loads of local knowledge, the horses are much loved and they know their job. The local ale isn’t half bad either...

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Willow1653

2018-07-14 04:29:52

"Fab!" Must do - stop off for mulled wine and wedges after an epic day up the hill! Never disappoints! Great atmosphere inside and out. Fire going and grounds looking great!

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Fiona D

2018-07-14 00:43:19

"The Cardrona" We had a fantastic morning ride with Kelly. The horses are fantastic and Kelly was extremely professional and supportive. We loved it!

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Rosie S

2018-07-13 00:29:58

"Great horse riding experience through the Cardrona valley." It was a lovely experience with Kelly on the Gold Rush morning ride. As beginner riders, we found the experience very informative and helpful. The scenery was spectacular :)

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Jeremy H

2018-06-30 13:07:54

"Feel the cardrona valley like no other way" My wife and I went for an epic 4x4 style safari , quad bike of choice for me it was and off we went in control of our own destiny! Sean our quad pack leader was epic and relaxed and talked the...

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David_ST8074KV

2018-06-28 12:07:55

"Snowmobile Adventure Tour." We have all been on supposed "adventure" tours where the guides do their best to ensure that nothing remotely adventurous happens. Have no fear - Sean's Sled Spectacular is bloody brilliant. So long...

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Kathleen G

2018-06-27 15:38:31

"Absolutely amazing time" We went out with Sam to the Cardrona Hotel, we were in a really small group so could go as fast as we liked, it was honestly the best thing I’ve done in NZ so far. Love love loved it, views were...

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sarahgale95

2018-06-27 15:38:30

"Amazing experience, lovely guide" Went with these guys on the 3.5hr ride stopping at the Cardrona Hotel. We had the most amazing experience, the horses were so well-behaved and Sam our guide was so great, really friendly and...

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danfamhar

2018-06-24 19:50:24

"Mountain Views" Loved the Staff (Ally), cats, and horses, and definitely The Ride. Highlight was the stop at the Cadrona Pub for a drink of choice

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reneeboston12

2018-06-14 15:58:49

"Awesome" Absolutely loved our ride this morning. The guides were fantastic and the horses are a lot of fun. Incredible views, highly recommend this ride for any horse enthusiast wanting to explore NZ

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281darrells

2018-06-14 11:07:22

"The best Quad Bike experience in the snow you will ever have." Fantastic experience well worth the time and money. Awesome trek, fantastic Scenery. Guides well versed in the conditions and caters for all ranges of experience.

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nehagautam0490

2018-06-06 00:03:10

"A breathtaking experience" It was an amazing day at the Codrona today. Sam was our guide and man she was amazing! She started with a brief history with the area and took for a ride way up in the mountains. Our horses were...

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sadrush c

2018-06-03 04:02:33

"Horse Trekking" The horse tour at the cardrona was epic. It was my first time riding a horse and oh boy it was amazing. Kelly the guide was so good and made our tour a memorable one. Would recommend this place for...

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CassTeeky

2018-05-19 03:19:30

"Amazing horse riding experience" My husband and I did a 2 hour horse trek with Cardrona Horses and it was one of the highlights of our honeymoon! We got to ride 2 beautiful, calm horses and were led by Ally who taught us a lot about...

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Leonie K

2018-05-15 13:07:32

"Amazing ride" Amazing views and great horses. We really enjoyed doing this, both as an experienced rider and a beginner. Background info of the environment and the guides were also really nice.

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Mukesh M

2018-05-12 21:26:25

"Awesome ride." Great 2 hours of horse riding up the mountain and around deer and sheep farms. Beautiful rivers and streams. Great instructor.

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_sacant2

2018-05-09 00:01:58

"Wow! Such an amazing experience!" We had the most amazing time on our trek through the mountains with our wonderful guides Ally and Sam! Our horses were great and the cantering was super fun! The whole experience was excellent and...

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Bonnie R

2018-05-07 00:02:44

"Mountain quad biking" Awesome! Can’t speak highly enough of this activity. Very friendly operator. Safe, thorough, and considerate. Loads of fun. Great value at 2 hours long. Scenery incredible! Thanks, we will be back...

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Allana H

2018-05-05 18:18:23

"Top Beat Horse Ride" We had the most awesome time today on the Top Beat Ride! The ride was everything we imagined, plenty of cantering up the hills to the top with amazing views the entire time. Kelly took heaps of...

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Alison K

2018-05-04 23:52:10

"Don’t just take photos outside it - grab a bite to eat" Set out from Wanaka to Queenstown on a cool Autumnal day. The Cardrona is a lovely country pub. Friendly & happy service. Enjoyed a seafood chowder & a local brew. There is a lovely garden out the...

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Judith S

2018-05-01 22:07:36

"Best ride ever !!" Today I went to Cardrona and had the best horse riding experience here in New Zealand!! The view was amazing,my horse (John) was the coolest guy ever and my guide was super friendly - all in all the...

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Fishers68

2018-04-23 22:37:11

"High thrills on the high hills" Thank you Kelly for a fun family experience, quad biking on the stunning hills opposite Cardrona ... a must do if you’re looking for something different to do with your friends or kids on the South...

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michaelb2bc

2018-04-21 05:37:31

"Exceeded Expectations" Kelly and Sean have an amazing welcoming family friendly well run operation. The horse back ride offers spectacular views of the Cordrona Valley. Kelly went out of her way to make sure the ride was...

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Randi L

2018-04-17 22:37:40

"Great ride!" We had a great time with Ally! She picked 2 super horses and showed us views to die for! My hubby had never trotted or cantered before and Ally gave him the confidence he needed to love both! What...

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SpaceWolf

2018-04-11 13:57:21

"Horse riding" This was the first time I was riding a horse. My horse Angus was well trained a pretty much known what to do by himself, which let me more space to train individual parts of the raiding. We've been...

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Park C

2018-04-07 22:41:07

"Simply the best of best!" Three of us including me (47-year man), 15-year old daughter and 11-year son had a two-hour horse riding activity on 5 Apr. We all first time in horse riding so were a bit nervous and concerned that...

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Lour G

2018-04-05 22:21:04

"Safe and enjoyable" Wonderfully tailored experience. We had booked a river quad bike tour. Our youngest had difficulty with the quad bike brakes so Shaun adjusted the trip to suit their ability. Then to avoid our elder...

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Domini C

2018-04-05 22:05:23

"Scenic and beautiful " I had such a beautiful ride today with Ally and my handsome horse Wally today!! It was a bit overcast and windy, and the drizzle came in towards the end, however, it was so magical once up the...

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Frederik T

2018-03-21 23:36:57

"Awesome snow view!!

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Pauline T

2018-03-20 22:01:09

"Best day of holiday" hello, My partner and I (Fred and Pauline) were given the best day of our holiday. Fred went with Stuart on the quad bike, Shaun gave him the most amazing time, the scenery, the fun, the scary bits...

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ktharter

2018-03-13 12:04:00

"Awesome Top Beat Ride" My husband and I are both experienced riders, so we were thrilled when we came across the Top Beat ride at The Cardrona. Ally was an excellent guide and filled us in on interesting facts about the...

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Rowan422015

2018-03-12 16:16:06

"Had a great time" It had been 30 years since I’d ridden a horse but thought I’d get back in the saddle. It was an enjoyable two hour ride with some interesting information about the area. The pace was a mix of mostly...

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ellekyllo

2018-02-18 14:46:30

"The Twilight ride is a must!" My friend and I went for the Twilight Ride and it was so amazing! A very personal feel to the ride and the prettiest time of day to ride as the sun was setting. Amazing staff as well! Definitely...

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MPCLDC

2018-02-16 23:18:55

"Feel the History" Truly remarkable hotel and experience. You can feel the history from the building, the grounds and the people. Definitely worth a stop.

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Blaw10

2018-02-14 08:11:08

"A cool stop on the road to Wanaka" This is a must do on the way to Wanaka. They have great drinks, good food, a cool outside area, nice restrooms (important when shopping for a travel break) and great history.

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Nonapama

2018-02-13 18:53:38

"Top quad mountain trail" Well done Ali on guiding another 2 Aussies on a fabulous quad bike tour. Ali made sure we were comfortably decked out and familiar with the quirks of quad biking, skilfully accommodating a novice and...

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clementineosssemer

2018-02-10 15:56:59

"AMAZING" This is really great fun! Most importantly the horses were really loved and well kept! I rode Danny who had a lot of character and a joy to ride. My parter was not as experienced as me, he really...

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ghanbg

2018-01-04 17:04:50

"Beautiful beer garden " The place is lovingly set out and the garden out the back is just plain gorgeous. Kids can run around, everyone’s happy and the food and portions sizes are excellent.

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Joanne W

2018-01-01 20:52:03

"Lovely" Lovely restaurant and hotel in a stunning setting. I have come here multiple times and have never been let down by the hosts or the food. Always amazing!

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frankie_b83

2017-12-28 16:50:31

"Twilight Ride" My partner and I recently joined Ally, Ella and John for a Twilight ride last month. The scenery was beautiful, the horses perfectly behaved, and Ally very friendly and informative. We are beginner...

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morgui113

2017-12-24 14:44:12

"Amazing moment with the horses " We spent an amazing moment ! We did the 3 hours and half walk. Kelly was so friendly and nice and the horses just perfect for each of us ! The landscape are amazing and the beer at the hotel in the...

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jla1710

2017-12-20 21:43:16

"THE HIGH COUNTRY PUB TRAIL" Awesome experience, definitely worth going. Nice stop at the pub for quick drinks alongside the path. Magnificent, well kept and well trained horses.

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Debcartref

2017-12-20 15:01:58

"Fabulous venue" Stayed at Cardrona for one night only, wish I could have stayed longer. Beautiful gardens and log fires, inside and out. Steeped in history, photographs and memorabilia.

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Clive O

2017-12-19 21:39:34

"Character pub worth a drive" Well worth a drive from Wanaka to this charismatic old pub. Good beer and food. Nice wood burning fireplace outside.

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Sophie P

2017-12-09 18:13:45

"Wonderful experience!" Beautiful day on the high country pub trail. Both ginger bear and Ella were beautiful calm horses. The trail was amazing and scenic, with great history in the area. The pub topped it off with yummy...

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AJ F

2017-12-05 18:13:23

"Awesome fun and great views" Our group of 4 went on a ride with Kelly, who was great at matching the horse to the person depending on their experience/comfort level. We all ended up loving the ride, the tour, and the views. It...

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Wiltshire-feet

2017-12-04 14:48:13

"Not to be missed" Deceptive from the outside, I was expecting one large room. Restaurant and bar, beautiful garden and amazing log fire in the centre. Accommodation is sixteen rooms in this 1863 hotel with mostly...

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Sir_Kiet

2017-11-29 06:33:13

"Horseback Riding" My wife and I decided to do horseback riding in Cardrona Valley near Wanaka last minute and glad we did! We were both first time riders. It was just us 2 so we had Kelly all to ourselves. Kelly was...

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Herald N

2017-11-27 19:07:41

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Lys T

2017-11-27 01:27:33

"Definitely glad we did quad biking!" My friends and I last minute booked quad biking here at The Cardrona for our last day and we are so happy we did it! It was such a beautiful day and quad biking up to the top of the mountain was so...

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varpuv2017

2017-10-24 20:03:00

"Amazing views in quad tour" We had a quad tour to the mountains nearby, amazing views and excellent service!! It was easy to ride the quad. We stopped for photos on top too.

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Mei Cheng L

2017-10-23 05:45:08

"Awesome views n exciting ride n great guide!" Kelly is a great guide who assured me with her detailed explanation for beginners to ride her horses Boss n Angus. We took High Country Pub trail at 1230pm on 9 October :). Kelly shows patience n...

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christiec2016

2017-10-20 22:43:24

"Wicked and historic " I heard of Cadrona and happen to stumble across it whilst driving through Crown Ranges - wicked little town with a lot of historic structures, the pub is very close to the toad and a lot of people...

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Arthur S S

2017-10-15 04:48:18

"Awesome and very safe horse ride with a beautiful scenery" We select The Cardrona after screening for every review for horse riding that is safe. Nobody wants to go to hospital on their vacation! Meeting Kelly really confirms all the review, she's very...

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Sarah R

2017-10-12 22:18:47

"Awesome ride" Kelly & the horses were wonderful, the scenery spectacular, and it was so much fun on the runs! Cardrona hotel was a great stop too.

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petebarron

2017-10-10 18:36:38

"One of the best experiences in Nz" We had the most thoroughly enjoyable horse riding trek with Ally which had us crossing rivers, climbing mountains and traveling at all different speeds, from trotting to cantering. Ally was a...

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Sarah C

2017-10-07 01:44:01

"A+ Quad Bike Tour!" I lucked out with a 1:1 quad bike tour with Sean, owner and amazing guide. Most companies probably would have canceled. Sean loves what he does and never considered it. I arrived a little...

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Milly S

2017-09-21 02:49:19

"3hrs of heaven" We went on the an incredible one of a kind horse trek whilst visiting Cadrona this week. Ally our instructor was absolutely amazing, and showed us a fantastic time, and the kittens were just a the...

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Geoff B

2017-09-14 16:33:53

"Great day" I did the quad tour in the morning which was fantastic. Up into the snow through cross country tracks, safe but exciting. In the afternoon, after an exhilarating trip up the mountain, had an awesome...

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Rod S

2017-09-12 21:45:05

"A week in Wanaka in summer" We stayed in Wanaka in March 2017 and visited the Cardrona Hotel several times as it is on the Crown Range Road to Queenstown. The Crown Range Road is an attraction in itself --- the highest road in...

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Anthony T

2017-08-24 23:31:07

"Fantastic Experience" Thankyou to the team at The Cardrona for an amazing Quad Bike experience up into the snow today. It was my wife's first time and they took the time to teach her the ropes and in no time she was off...

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311kelsies

2017-08-24 00:42:11

"Breakfast, lunch and coffee!" We came here on there separate occasions on our NZ trip. Perfect location, great staff and great food! Mulled wine was great and kept us warm!

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Dennis K

2017-08-23 12:26:19

"Wonderful Quad Day - One of the best tours around Wanaka" If you always wanted to drive a quad bike - this is your place to be. When we booked the tour at Wanaka i-site, Sean our tour guide was flexible and offered us to come around at a time that suits us...

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michaelmacfie

2017-08-21 00:04:43

"Amazing!" MUST DO when in Queenstown or Wanaka! - Trek through the amazing Cardrona Valley and finish off with a beer at the historic pub or new whiskey distillery :)

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Polly-India M

2017-08-19 20:20:43

"Gone riding! " Had such a great time. Kelly was fantastic and the ride was brill. Big thanks from the team. Will definitely recommend to our friends and we back one day, hopefully soon!

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331jno

2017-08-16 01:01:47

"High Country Pub Trail" Excellent trail around the local hills with amazing views of Cardrona farms and mountains. Spent around 3 hours on the horses with my 8 and 10 year old daughters, including trotting and some...

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Pj1509

2017-08-15 20:37:37

"Fantastic pub ride " Ali our guide was great. Our happy horses were matched to our experience and the ride was spectacular!

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Kel T

2017-08-13 03:38:16

"Awesome food!" The pulled pork burger and cheese scones are delicious! Awesome stop for a bit of grub and a history lesson.

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Wayne T

2017-08-11 01:50:58

"Best après ski mulled wine in NZ" We have been in Wanaka for a week and have made sure we called into the Cardrona every day after skiing for a mulled wine and plate of Nachos.

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Joshua H

2017-08-08 19:46:34

"Amazing high trail experience " We had a great time with Kelly on our ride. She took some great pictures of us and we even got to trot and canter! We would highly recommend this excursion, especially the package that includes a...

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avessey

2017-08-06 01:34:17

"Wow! Amazing ride! " As an experienced rider who has been lucky enough to ride in many different countries, I was really impressed with the ride. Beautiful scenery, Ally was able to tell me so much about the history of...

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Mausl2014

2017-08-04 14:29:57

"The best snow mobiling adventure" What a blast! Snow mobiling at the top of the Pisa Range near Wanaka is the best. Sean is super cool and gives fantastic explanations on how to work of those fantastic snow mobiles to get the most...

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Shane R

2017-08-03 21:50:39

"Awesome day" Went on the cardrona trek with my partner and guide Alley. From the moment we saddled up we had a great time and some awesome views. Alley was really informative and a great tour guide. Would...

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debbieeeee

2017-08-03 15:24:23

"Absolutely stunning" This was the highlight of our two week south island tour. The weather and views were stunning and our guide Ally made us beginners feel very comfortable and at ease - we even grasped the trot! Highly...

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81jfm

2017-07-29 17:41:16

"Quaint and cosy" Recommended by friends and locals. The atmosphere is old world, staff friendly and efficient. I had the seafood chowder, absolutely scrumptious, prices reasonable

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Lorenzo O

2017-07-28 21:29:43

"Beautiful experience" Beautiful experience as the first time on horseback.Very good and prepared staff, it was funny and Adventurous, thanks.

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kennlee2017

2017-07-27 02:57:53

"Morning ride experience" Very relaxing watching the views slowly change Ally great company and the horses easy rides. Thanks for the lovely photos. The star turns were the two feral kittens who were so friendly in their...

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THE CARDRONA High Country Pub Ride
Wanaka, Otago, New Zealand
( 1096 )
4 Hours
6 Persons
English
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Brief

“The Cardrona” sightseeing activity centre offers first class family friendly guided horse trekking and quad biking tours of the stunning Cardrona Valley, between Wanaka and Queenstown in the South Island of New Zealand. All experience levels catered for.

Tour Detail

THE HIGH COUNTRY PUB TRAIL HORSE TREK 12:30pm (Allow 3.5 hours)
Mount up and begin the big hill climb which soon gives way to spectacular views of the surrounding mountains of the Crown and Pisa ranges. The working Merino sheep farm land turns to rugged rock and tussock country as you climb higher to get that even better photo opportunity. Really feels like you are on top of the world in the middle of nowhere! Descend to the Cardrona Hotel where you dismount & tie your horse to our hitching rail and enjoy a well earned beverage on us in the gorgeous garden bar. If you fancy a bit of a run heres your chance to cut loose! The trail along the river allows a safe stretch to have a nice canter- the whole package!


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Price Detail

Beverage at The Cardrona Hotel 

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancel 7 days before tour starts.

80% refund if cancel within 6 days before tour starts.

50% refund if cancel within 5 days before tour starts.

NO refund if cancel within 3 days before tour starts.

You will be refunded for all costs EXCEPT Processing Fees.

Guests can get full refunds at any time of cancellation prior to the actual date of the tour if that cancellation is due to a Force Major reason. Force Major reasons include but are not limited to war, civil insurrection, strikes, volcanoes, extreme weather, earthquake, and natural disasters.

Start Date:

*Final price, no additional charge by Gopackup

Tour Guide/ Owner
Reviews

Global60724521965

2020-09-04 14:33:45

"A Lovely Interlude on Horseback" The Cardrona was happy to take us at short notice for a 2 hour scenic tour in the Cardona Valley on willing but calm horses. Our guide was friendly, confident and shared interesting history of the...

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LegallyBlondeVegan

2020-09-01 01:39:23

"Amazing Experience❤️" I’m always dubious about these activities because I HATE to see animals being treated as ‘equipment’. But I’ve been around horses a fair bit, I will always love horse riding, and I’d heard super...

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NZUKTrip

2020-08-16 20:45:14

"Great horse riding experience" This was excellent Sam and the team did a great job! Lovely well looked after horses very well organised with a good mix of cantering, trotting and walking. Spectacular ride with a stop at the...

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WillClarke_NZ

2020-08-11 14:28:58

"Awesome Quad-bike experience!" Beat quad bike tour experience I’ve had. Great for teenagers and adults of all ages. The trail was very much off and off-road experience, even though we stayed on the clearly defined tracks. Went...

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Carojnic

2020-08-03 18:41:24

"Totally recommend this ride and the team at The Cardrona." I did the new Top Beat ride with Sam & on Danny :) I had the most amazing time!! Sam was so awesome, friendly & helpful. Totally recommend this ride and the team at The Cardrona. This is the 2nd ride...

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Stella B

2020-07-08 14:10:49

"Breakfast " Stopped in for brekkie, took obligatory photos of this famous hotel. It was so nice & warm inside, as it was the school holidays it was busy but not annoyingly so. Great service meant we got our...

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kyul27han

2020-07-01 16:16:39

"Highly recommended" It was so fun to ride a horse at the beautiful place and the horses are gentle and nice. Teachers are wonderful!

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Jontymills

2020-06-16 23:39:30

"An Amazing Experience" We had an amazing time on this horse trek. Kelly is an awesome guide who shared with us a lot of history about the Cardrona area while on our trip. On the horse ride we were lucky enough to get to...

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Tour272569

2020-06-10 13:25:57

"Quad bike tour up to the alpine ranges" I had such an awesome time going quadbiking with Kelly. She’s entertaining and thoughfull if it’s your first time on a quadbike. We went through snow and mudpools, all the way up to the top of the...

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DL2Some

2020-03-18 17:20:32

"Great Surprise, A Wonderful Restaurant" Pulling up in front we were not ready for what we found behind the doors. The bar and restaurant are quaint and welcoming, but the highlight is the beautiful open space in the back for lounging and...

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horseymum_11

2020-03-07 11:44:04

"Early lunch" Lovely quaint place, surprised it is on a main road as the photos I had seen don’t show this. Lunch was fine, enjoyed the features in the bar. Glad to have visited!

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Denise K

2020-02-15 21:10:24

"Absolutely awesome!! " I joined the "Top Beat" - Ride some days ago and it was so much fun! A real Highspeed-Ride up in the mountains (just for experienced riders). Small Group, fantastic Guide, good trained horses...

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chris_88_au

2020-02-02 18:32:34

"Mountain view quad biking" Great experience riding the quad bikes up the mountain. Great fun and fantastic views once you get to the top. The team were very flexible in moving our booking, and our guide was friendly and...

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paulamE3621LQ

2020-01-19 12:04:33

"Horse trek to Cardrona pub" Great trip thoroughly enjoyed by experienced and less experienced riders. Plenty of opportunity to trot and canter. Great guide

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Flash2004

2020-01-08 20:21:46

"A must stop " It’s everything the reputation and photos promise and you really must stop and at least get the photo.

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edwardcV5782VH

2020-01-08 14:48:18

"What’s behind that tiny facade?" I was told to stop here but when we turned our car into the lot I thought “this will be over quick”. Yet through the door is a wonderland of bars, gardens and open space. The food is excellent and...

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ashgammie

2020-01-06 20:59:14

"Fantastic morning on horse back" Such an amazing morning and a beautiful way to see the views Cardrona has to offer. Val was our horse back guide for the day, she was very kind and patient with everyone in the group despite varying...

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Donna S

2019-12-02 18:58:06

"Quaint little pub with great food" A perfect little place for some lunch and relaxation in the beautiful beer garden out back. The food was fantastic.

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Hannah Y

2019-11-21 10:08:11

"Awesome operator" I booked the tour last minute and had to unfortunately cancel half an hour later. I spoke with Kelly on the phone 3 times and she was the nicest person about this whiplash and very patient with me...

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mattbenson74

2019-11-16 09:55:07

"Well organised trail ride through scenic Cardona mountains" The trail ride was organised for our Haka group. The horses were well behaved and the staff were both knowledgeable and experienced. The scenery was breathtaking and was close the ski fields...

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mumoffiveau

2019-10-24 16:09:40

"What a pub!! Friendly and great service❤️" Worth a stop or stop-over. Had a great time but didn’t want to leave. Such friendly service and good time had for all. Beautiful beer garden out the back and some great antiques to look at. Will...

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daphnes985

2019-10-20 22:55:51

"Horseback riding " I really loved the ‘THE HIGH COUNTRY PUB TRAIL’. Beautiful surroundings and lovely horses on which you can rely. Although I’m an experienced rider, the guide (sorry, totally forgot your name...

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JennMarkCarter

2019-10-09 00:16:55

"Always good food and atmosphere " A must visit between Queenstown and Wanaka, sitting out by the fire with a mulled wine whilst roasting marshmallows is highly recommended.

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Travelislife1976

2019-10-06 20:55:51

"Excellent Trail Ride! " Horse riding through beautiful Cardrona country with Kelly was fabulous! Great local knowledge and very thorough with safety and pre-ride information. Our horses, Toby and Danny were great and the...

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Julius A

2019-10-05 19:36:45

"Amazing views from the top of the ridge" Great way to spend an arvo riding ATVs up to the top of the ridge for amazing views of the Cardrona valley. Sally was a great guide. Can definitely recommend this for the amazing views of the valley.

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Natternoo

2019-09-23 20:21:02

"Fantastic! We’ll be back!" Thank you to the fabulous Val to guided our 2 hour horse ride through the beautiful Cardrona Valley. My two daughters and I have been on a few horse treks over the years, and I’d rate this one as the...

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Monandrew88

2019-09-14 16:33:45

"Best trek ever!" This horse trek was a real highlight of our trip. We’ve done a few treks over the years and this was the best yet. The host, Kelly, is awesome and her horses so well behaved you don’t need to do...

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ShSheep

2019-09-02 13:38:46

"Sunny afternoon" I've just written my review under Cardrona Hotel. Busy but a local must see.lots of seating great atmosphere .large outdoor area with a fire.

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dhendo77

2019-08-30 11:14:34

"A must visit" Love this pub! We visited for breakfast with our two kids who loved exploring all the history and memorabilia around the pub and garden. Great ambience and service. Timing a visit when others will...

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Kimberley_jade87

2019-08-23 16:56:24

"Horse riding in the valley" Awesome experience! The guide was really friendly and knowledgeable of the local area. Horses can cater for beginners through to advanced riders.

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Scottnnicky

2019-07-20 18:54:05

"Quad biking with the Fam" Travelling from Queenstown to Wanaka we stopped in to The Cardrona for a Quad bike adventure. Kelly and Sally were amazing, we had a 2 young kids and they had quads bikes and a track to suit. The...

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adambuffin09

2019-07-19 18:47:24

"Amazing!" Did quad biking this morning. Had a blast! An unreal experience with the rough track. Our guide was incredible, extremely nice and took everyone's level of ability into account. Rained all today and...

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Lianne B

2019-07-02 13:02:30

"Ski cardrona" Amazing place . The cardrona staff extremely helpful with everyone . Very patient with my 11yr old with autism and he really enjoyed his ski experience. We had the full learners package which...

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Kathryn232

2019-06-29 17:58:07

"Top Beat Ride" Did the top beat ride. It was fantastic. Horses were excellent in temperament and forward moving. Our guide Kelly was awesome - very knowledgable. Beautiful ride with spectacular scenery...

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teemareeleslie

2019-06-12 20:11:46

"Horse Riding" We had the most amazing winter afternoon riding around Cardrona on the pub ride. The sun was out and the views were absolutely beautiful. We had a small group of 4 and the guide Ally was fantastic...

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Sandra M

2019-05-23 02:38:35

"Lovely place ro visit , Very Interesting Buildings" We stopped her for a break and had a lovely Fresh raspberry and white chocolate muffin and good coffee.really nice place to walk around and take in the mountains . We also looked around the rest of...

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TaniaS966

2019-05-08 15:05:32

"Tania S" A great afternoon on the horses. Throughly enjoyed the trek. The horses were beautiful and so well loved. Highly recommend this activity.

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BBTex

2019-05-05 10:55:16

"Quick drink stop" Our Moatrek tour took a mid morning break here for coffee and beers. The historic building is lovely inside and out. We enjoyed sitting at the picnic tables in the back on a beautiful sunny day.

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MarkP3951

2019-04-26 12:15:22

"Great adventure!" Spent a couple of hours riding through this beautiful country side. Kelly was a great guide with plenty of local knowledge. Matched me with my horse Wally and gave this beginner an amazing...

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FrancesMackie12

2019-04-14 21:21:13

"Amazing experience! " We had a great trek this morning with Kelly and her beautiful horses through Cardrona and it’s panoramic views. She was so knowledgable about the area and tailors her ride to the experience of the...

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jwd_lawyer

2019-04-13 23:17:35

"Nice pub, great history " We stopped here 3x in 2 days, after nearby horse trek and distillery tours. Friendly staff, good prices, wonderful setting. Can’t wait to visit in winter

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JennaElvin

2019-03-30 18:03:45

"Horse Trek" We had such a fantastic ride with Kelly this morning, she was organised , professional and very informative throughout the tour about Cardrona and it’s history, the scenery was incredible , The...

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Mrdinkum

2019-03-28 22:01:09

"Top beat ride" Just had an amazing ride at Cardrona - the top beat ride. There were just two of us and the guide. It was a fast and exciting ride to a hitching point high up the mountain side. My horse was Lou...

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gloucester08

2019-03-23 19:53:59

"Cardrona Hotel" Very good Fried Chicken! Lovely Place! A Must Do around Wanaka. I would highly recommend stopping by. Also a pretty souvenir shop with cooking books and Gin from the Distellery near by. Coming back...

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rallydoc

2019-03-06 09:14:24

"Pre and Post Tramp Stay" Very comfy character pub, great food at the restaurant and outdoor fireplace a post meal cheese and drinks magnet. Room spacious with two queen beds (booking a double or a twin gave this...

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Charlotte H

2019-03-05 23:03:24

"Amazing afternoon riding" What a great afternoon. It the perfect ride through the hills into the valleys over stream to the pub. The owner is very good at judging which pony is best for you and excellent with all levels of...

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Jakeal82

2019-03-05 21:26:06

"So old fashioned" This is a lovely little spot to stop off for lunch on your way up the crown range highway. It looks really small but it is deceiving. We 4 had a lunch served promptly and piping hot, they have a...

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Kelley811

2019-02-28 14:43:07

"Cardrona Horse Back Riding" My friend and I had an AMAZING experience riding with Kelly! She was so much fun, an excellent lead, and provided great insights into the history of the area. HIGHLY recommend and best horse back...

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torym808

2019-02-19 23:54:56

"Awesome mountain ride" My wife and I are experienced riders and signed up for the “Top Beat” ride at The Cardrona. We had a wonderful romp up the mountain, cantering most of the way and then got to the top to catch our...

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Azure55

2019-02-18 09:01:12

"Step back in time " Nice place to stop for coffee or lunch on the drive from Queenstown to Wanaka. The building is preserved like a museum with very interesting contents. Lovely garden out back to eat your meal. Gift...

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wjin21

2019-02-11 02:24:00

"Great horse riding in Cardrona Valley" We went for the 'twilight horse riding' on 10 Feb. Was a lovely afternoon and Kelly did a great job showing us stunning views. The horses are friendly and calm. Kelly also arranged a few running...

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Mark A

2019-01-31 10:46:27

"Great riding, great horses, great scenery" I am an experienced rider and thoroughly enjoyed the Cardrona pub trail led by the lovely Sam. The whole operation is well-organised by Kelly who made sure that a very mixed group were on the right...

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Derek P

2019-01-21 22:01:53

"Above expectations" Sam took me out on a 3 hr ride on the lovely Danny. Not only did she horse the group well according to ability, she managed the whole ride to give us all a fantastic experience even though we were...

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Stephkstella

2019-01-19 18:38:09

"Horse riding" The most amazing horse ride. Great group of people running it, very highly recommend. Horses are lovely

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Fleur v

2019-01-16 21:15:42

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82MarkT

2019-01-07 21:45:24

"What a magnificent little secret this is!!" From the road all you see is the iconic photo of the old pub. Once inside you realize that there is a whole lot more to this place. It is almost a museum in its own right. Fantastic staff, food and...

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benn377

2019-01-07 18:58:25

"Amazing" Great afternoon beautiful scenary, wonderful horses and Kelly is an incredible guide with great insight and flexibility with all levels of riding experience

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Alison-JNZ

2019-01-03 13:06:42

"Top Beat Ride well worth the experience" Fantastic ride for experienced riders. The scenery was stunning and the horses were really well mannered and great fun to ride. As Kelly says in her blurb it is a fast ride and it didn't disappoint...

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kaisizeng

2018-12-28 16:12:21

"Amazing First Experience" It was the first time our family went horse riding, and it was beyond any expectations! The views in the Twilight Riding were beautiful and breathtaking and the horses were also lovely. Sam was an...

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Mondonnaa831

2018-12-23 15:56:56

"Best experience ever!!" If you’re tired of riding horses that are slow and seem as though they are on auto then this is the place for you. I used to ride as a kid in the states and since I’ve stopped I have yet to find a...

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MSturt

2018-12-17 20:17:54

"Cardona Horses" Brilliant horse trek! Kelly was wonderful, and the care and attention given to every individual rider was fantastic. Having ridden before, but with complete beginners in our party, I was picky about...

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keith3nz

2018-12-12 20:15:28

"Excellent - The Cardrona Horse Trek - gold discovery" My 12 yo daughter and I loved this trek. Ally was a wonderful, friendly and helpful guide. Lovely views, opportunities to trot and canter - with relaxed atmosphere to just ride to your level (we were...

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andrew c

2018-12-11 19:59:46

"The cardrona horse trek" Unreal experience kelly or guide let us go hard it was serious craic best trek i have done strongly recommend it if your in the wonaka area

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triciahales8

2018-12-02 00:46:53

"Beautiful ride. Beautiful country." We did the Cardrona pub trail ride today. 5 of us and we haven’t been on a ride for over 10 years. They matched the horses perfectly to our ability. Absolutely loved the ride and beautiful...

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ChrystalHansen

2018-11-26 01:30:07

"Amazing! " Make sure this pub is a stop off of you Queenstown Trip. The drive out is beautiful and the Pub even more so. Try the Cardrona Ale, Great Steak and Delicous Venison Burgers.

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Georgia667

2018-11-10 11:49:40

"Great trail ride!" My partner and I loved the top beat trail ride. Lots of cantering which was really fun and wonderful views of the valley. Kelly also talked about the history of Cardrona and took photos along the way...

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missmollyrc0327

2018-11-10 11:04:55

"A lovely little spot to stop but not a lot happening" Cardrona is more a spot to stop for a little history and heritage. Other then that there is a post office, old hotel and a gift shop. We did check out the ‘Bradrona Fence’ a real tourist attraction...

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charliecharlie444

2018-11-09 18:25:58

"So beautiful! " What a neat experience to stop here on our roadie! Such a beautiful grand old building and there was so much to look at. Super friendly staff and delicious looking meals. We stopped for a drink or...

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Passenger15802872538

2018-11-06 20:21:29

"Top Beat . . . top ride for experienced riders" If you know how to ride this is most definitely the ride to book. Lots of opportunities to canter and amongst the most amazing scenery. The horses are in fantastic condition and very well behaved...

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Travel67219877458

2018-11-05 15:38:08

"Top Beat ride" The Top Beat ride, aimed at more experienced riders- is incredible. Plenty of places to canter/gallop, with stunning scenery and Kelly gives a great commentary on the history of the Cardrona area...

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whatmarkshoots

2018-11-05 15:33:35

"Something different" So my mate and I have had our fair share of adrenaline fix from QT, and wanted to end off the trip by going for something more... tamed. We stopped over in Wanaka for a night and decided to just try...

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chrisdV2469ZY

2018-10-30 21:48:37

"Atmosphere" Awesome place to stop and enjoy the history. Awesome sitting areas including a large out door area which is kid friendly. Good list of drinks and menu. A must do when in the passing.

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Sightseer827332

2018-10-29 01:19:54

"Horse trekking" Absolutely amazing. As first timers, we enjoyed every single bit of the ride and the views were stunning. The staff has been friendly and helpful, making the whole experience even better! We had...

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KellyAKK

2018-10-28 21:21:30

"Perfect handling of the horses and our family:)" Our family of 4 (two daughters, 10 and 12) had a day out on the trail with Ally at The Cardrona. It was a great day on the three (+) hour trail ride and fulfilled what we'd dreamed it would be like...

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Suzanne D

2018-10-06 15:05:55

"A cute step back in time " We went here for a quick drink and snack after some horseback riding. It is a lovely pub - much bigger than it looks from the outside. Has a large garden area with a log fire which is a delight. We...

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pagechaos

2018-10-05 21:56:32

"Fabulous Quad Biking tour" We are a family of 5 with 3 teenage children, I called to see availability and the lovely Kelly answered the phone whilst she was out on a horse trek, she arranged a time with us that suited us much...

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cedand3

2018-10-05 18:10:46

"Fabulous morning!" My family and I had the most wonderful morning at the Cardrona. The boys rode quad bikes and the girls rode horses - everyone loved it, the scenery was magnificent and we have been talking about it...

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melissasharplin

2018-10-05 13:54:12

"BEST RIDE EVER" Our family had the best time on a ride with Kelly and Ally.! The kids haven’t stopped talking about it.! We’ll be back that’s for sure.! Attentive, and knowledgeable, you can tell they really know...

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maddog181

2018-09-03 03:21:54

"Snowmobile trip " Was the most epic day of our trip can’t recommend this experience enough. Big thanks to Shaun and his team as he made our experience personal with no limitations on carving up untouched snow. Highly...

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Kait O

2018-08-31 20:00:21

"Top beat ride is awesome" Second time back to do the advanced ride and it did not disappoint. Our guide ally was amazing, and our horses were great. Really well cared for, beautiful scenery, and we got to go very fast!

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logan8900

2018-08-27 14:49:18

"The mountain tour" My fiance and I recently did the mountain tour. We loved it . The guide was very easy going as she assessed us for the 1st part of the tour to see our ridding capabilities. Once she saw we could...

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Ally C

2018-08-26 00:31:09

"So much fun I went back again!" I had such a great time on the high country pub trail, I came back a 2nd time during my trip to Queenstown for the top beat ride. The guide Ally was great at guaging riding abilities and knows every...

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Quentin G

2018-08-23 21:29:08

"Quad bike tour" We did the quad bike tour, the host was wonderful and so informative. Had a blast would highly recommend it

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Chelsea J

2018-08-13 22:31:50

"My favourite experience of the trip!" Had such a great time with some beautiful animals and people. The horse trek was fun and catered easily for all skill levels. Kelly provided informative and entertaining commentary throughout the...

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Robert J

2018-08-13 19:44:24

"Skidoo" An awesome day on the skidoo with Shaun!! Definitely up there for the adrenaline seeker! It is physically demanding, however you can't beat the feeling of planing up on a skidoo in fresh pow!! Shaun...

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chargarama

2018-07-30 02:59:45

"What a cracker" There is nothing bad to say about this amazing little pub. Long may it remain as it is. Great drinks and staff but above all the most terrific atmosphere

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Soma28

2018-07-30 00:52:03

"Ride Robrosa Snowmobile" Had an amazing snowmobile experience with Sean. We asked for something that mixes touring the back country and mountain ranges, with the fast adrenaline experience. He tailored the tour to suit...

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Jason B

2018-07-24 13:49:52

"Snowmobiling in the High Country" Love majestic views and the outdoors? Want to be shown around by locals with long ties to the area? If this is you and you are anywhere near New Zealand go to The Cadrona. It is a required...

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Rebecca L

2018-07-15 22:37:27

"Stunning scenery, brilliant guide" This was a wonderful experience, the scenery is super, Kelly is a great guide with loads of local knowledge, the horses are much loved and they know their job. The local ale isn’t half bad either...

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Willow1653

2018-07-14 04:29:52

"Fab!" Must do - stop off for mulled wine and wedges after an epic day up the hill! Never disappoints! Great atmosphere inside and out. Fire going and grounds looking great!

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Fiona D

2018-07-14 00:43:19

"The Cardrona" We had a fantastic morning ride with Kelly. The horses are fantastic and Kelly was extremely professional and supportive. We loved it!

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Rosie S

2018-07-13 00:29:58

"Great horse riding experience through the Cardrona valley." It was a lovely experience with Kelly on the Gold Rush morning ride. As beginner riders, we found the experience very informative and helpful. The scenery was spectacular :)

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Jeremy H

2018-06-30 13:07:54

"Feel the cardrona valley like no other way" My wife and I went for an epic 4x4 style safari , quad bike of choice for me it was and off we went in control of our own destiny! Sean our quad pack leader was epic and relaxed and talked the...

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David_ST8074KV

2018-06-28 12:07:55

"Snowmobile Adventure Tour." We have all been on supposed "adventure" tours where the guides do their best to ensure that nothing remotely adventurous happens. Have no fear - Sean's Sled Spectacular is bloody brilliant. So long...

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Kathleen G

2018-06-27 15:38:31

"Absolutely amazing time" We went out with Sam to the Cardrona Hotel, we were in a really small group so could go as fast as we liked, it was honestly the best thing I’ve done in NZ so far. Love love loved it, views were...

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sarahgale95

2018-06-27 15:38:30

"Amazing experience, lovely guide" Went with these guys on the 3.5hr ride stopping at the Cardrona Hotel. We had the most amazing experience, the horses were so well-behaved and Sam our guide was so great, really friendly and...

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danfamhar

2018-06-24 19:50:24

"Mountain Views" Loved the Staff (Ally), cats, and horses, and definitely The Ride. Highlight was the stop at the Cadrona Pub for a drink of choice

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reneeboston12

2018-06-14 15:58:49

"Awesome" Absolutely loved our ride this morning. The guides were fantastic and the horses are a lot of fun. Incredible views, highly recommend this ride for any horse enthusiast wanting to explore NZ

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281darrells

2018-06-14 11:07:22

"The best Quad Bike experience in the snow you will ever have." Fantastic experience well worth the time and money. Awesome trek, fantastic Scenery. Guides well versed in the conditions and caters for all ranges of experience.

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nehagautam0490

2018-06-06 00:03:10

"A breathtaking experience" It was an amazing day at the Codrona today. Sam was our guide and man she was amazing! She started with a brief history with the area and took for a ride way up in the mountains. Our horses were...

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sadrush c

2018-06-03 04:02:33

"Horse Trekking" The horse tour at the cardrona was epic. It was my first time riding a horse and oh boy it was amazing. Kelly the guide was so good and made our tour a memorable one. Would recommend this place for...

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CassTeeky

2018-05-19 03:19:30

"Amazing horse riding experience" My husband and I did a 2 hour horse trek with Cardrona Horses and it was one of the highlights of our honeymoon! We got to ride 2 beautiful, calm horses and were led by Ally who taught us a lot about...

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Leonie K

2018-05-15 13:07:32

"Amazing ride" Amazing views and great horses. We really enjoyed doing this, both as an experienced rider and a beginner. Background info of the environment and the guides were also really nice.

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Mukesh M

2018-05-12 21:26:25

"Awesome ride." Great 2 hours of horse riding up the mountain and around deer and sheep farms. Beautiful rivers and streams. Great instructor.

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_sacant2

2018-05-09 00:01:58

"Wow! Such an amazing experience!" We had the most amazing time on our trek through the mountains with our wonderful guides Ally and Sam! Our horses were great and the cantering was super fun! The whole experience was excellent and...

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Bonnie R

2018-05-07 00:02:44

"Mountain quad biking" Awesome! Can’t speak highly enough of this activity. Very friendly operator. Safe, thorough, and considerate. Loads of fun. Great value at 2 hours long. Scenery incredible! Thanks, we will be back...

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Allana H

2018-05-05 18:18:23

"Top Beat Horse Ride" We had the most awesome time today on the Top Beat Ride! The ride was everything we imagined, plenty of cantering up the hills to the top with amazing views the entire time. Kelly took heaps of...

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Alison K

2018-05-04 23:52:10

"Don’t just take photos outside it - grab a bite to eat" Set out from Wanaka to Queenstown on a cool Autumnal day. The Cardrona is a lovely country pub. Friendly & happy service. Enjoyed a seafood chowder & a local brew. There is a lovely garden out the...

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Judith S

2018-05-01 22:07:36

"Best ride ever !!" Today I went to Cardrona and had the best horse riding experience here in New Zealand!! The view was amazing,my horse (John) was the coolest guy ever and my guide was super friendly - all in all the...

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Fishers68

2018-04-23 22:37:11

"High thrills on the high hills" Thank you Kelly for a fun family experience, quad biking on the stunning hills opposite Cardrona ... a must do if you’re looking for something different to do with your friends or kids on the South...

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michaelb2bc

2018-04-21 05:37:31

"Exceeded Expectations" Kelly and Sean have an amazing welcoming family friendly well run operation. The horse back ride offers spectacular views of the Cordrona Valley. Kelly went out of her way to make sure the ride was...

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Randi L

2018-04-17 22:37:40

"Great ride!" We had a great time with Ally! She picked 2 super horses and showed us views to die for! My hubby had never trotted or cantered before and Ally gave him the confidence he needed to love both! What...

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SpaceWolf

2018-04-11 13:57:21

"Horse riding" This was the first time I was riding a horse. My horse Angus was well trained a pretty much known what to do by himself, which let me more space to train individual parts of the raiding. We've been...

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Park C

2018-04-07 22:41:07

"Simply the best of best!" Three of us including me (47-year man), 15-year old daughter and 11-year son had a two-hour horse riding activity on 5 Apr. We all first time in horse riding so were a bit nervous and concerned that...

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Lour G

2018-04-05 22:21:04

"Safe and enjoyable" Wonderfully tailored experience. We had booked a river quad bike tour. Our youngest had difficulty with the quad bike brakes so Shaun adjusted the trip to suit their ability. Then to avoid our elder...

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Domini C

2018-04-05 22:05:23

"Scenic and beautiful " I had such a beautiful ride today with Ally and my handsome horse Wally today!! It was a bit overcast and windy, and the drizzle came in towards the end, however, it was so magical once up the...

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Frederik T

2018-03-21 23:36:57

"Awesome snow view!!

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Pauline T

2018-03-20 22:01:09

"Best day of holiday" hello, My partner and I (Fred and Pauline) were given the best day of our holiday. Fred went with Stuart on the quad bike, Shaun gave him the most amazing time, the scenery, the fun, the scary bits...

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ktharter

2018-03-13 12:04:00

"Awesome Top Beat Ride" My husband and I are both experienced riders, so we were thrilled when we came across the Top Beat ride at The Cardrona. Ally was an excellent guide and filled us in on interesting facts about the...

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Rowan422015

2018-03-12 16:16:06

"Had a great time" It had been 30 years since I’d ridden a horse but thought I’d get back in the saddle. It was an enjoyable two hour ride with some interesting information about the area. The pace was a mix of mostly...

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ellekyllo

2018-02-18 14:46:30

"The Twilight ride is a must!" My friend and I went for the Twilight Ride and it was so amazing! A very personal feel to the ride and the prettiest time of day to ride as the sun was setting. Amazing staff as well! Definitely...

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MPCLDC

2018-02-16 23:18:55

"Feel the History" Truly remarkable hotel and experience. You can feel the history from the building, the grounds and the people. Definitely worth a stop.

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Blaw10

2018-02-14 08:11:08

"A cool stop on the road to Wanaka" This is a must do on the way to Wanaka. They have great drinks, good food, a cool outside area, nice restrooms (important when shopping for a travel break) and great history.

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Nonapama

2018-02-13 18:53:38

"Top quad mountain trail" Well done Ali on guiding another 2 Aussies on a fabulous quad bike tour. Ali made sure we were comfortably decked out and familiar with the quirks of quad biking, skilfully accommodating a novice and...

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clementineosssemer

2018-02-10 15:56:59

"AMAZING" This is really great fun! Most importantly the horses were really loved and well kept! I rode Danny who had a lot of character and a joy to ride. My parter was not as experienced as me, he really...

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ghanbg

2018-01-04 17:04:50

"Beautiful beer garden " The place is lovingly set out and the garden out the back is just plain gorgeous. Kids can run around, everyone’s happy and the food and portions sizes are excellent.

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Joanne W

2018-01-01 20:52:03

"Lovely" Lovely restaurant and hotel in a stunning setting. I have come here multiple times and have never been let down by the hosts or the food. Always amazing!

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frankie_b83

2017-12-28 16:50:31

"Twilight Ride" My partner and I recently joined Ally, Ella and John for a Twilight ride last month. The scenery was beautiful, the horses perfectly behaved, and Ally very friendly and informative. We are beginner...

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morgui113

2017-12-24 14:44:12

"Amazing moment with the horses " We spent an amazing moment ! We did the 3 hours and half walk. Kelly was so friendly and nice and the horses just perfect for each of us ! The landscape are amazing and the beer at the hotel in the...

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jla1710

2017-12-20 21:43:16

"THE HIGH COUNTRY PUB TRAIL" Awesome experience, definitely worth going. Nice stop at the pub for quick drinks alongside the path. Magnificent, well kept and well trained horses.

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Debcartref

2017-12-20 15:01:58

"Fabulous venue" Stayed at Cardrona for one night only, wish I could have stayed longer. Beautiful gardens and log fires, inside and out. Steeped in history, photographs and memorabilia.

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Clive O

2017-12-19 21:39:34

"Character pub worth a drive" Well worth a drive from Wanaka to this charismatic old pub. Good beer and food. Nice wood burning fireplace outside.

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Sophie P

2017-12-09 18:13:45

"Wonderful experience!" Beautiful day on the high country pub trail. Both ginger bear and Ella were beautiful calm horses. The trail was amazing and scenic, with great history in the area. The pub topped it off with yummy...

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AJ F

2017-12-05 18:13:23

"Awesome fun and great views" Our group of 4 went on a ride with Kelly, who was great at matching the horse to the person depending on their experience/comfort level. We all ended up loving the ride, the tour, and the views. It...

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Wiltshire-feet

2017-12-04 14:48:13

"Not to be missed" Deceptive from the outside, I was expecting one large room. Restaurant and bar, beautiful garden and amazing log fire in the centre. Accommodation is sixteen rooms in this 1863 hotel with mostly...

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Sir_Kiet

2017-11-29 06:33:13

"Horseback Riding" My wife and I decided to do horseback riding in Cardrona Valley near Wanaka last minute and glad we did! We were both first time riders. It was just us 2 so we had Kelly all to ourselves. Kelly was...

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Herald N

2017-11-27 19:07:41

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Lys T

2017-11-27 01:27:33

"Definitely glad we did quad biking!" My friends and I last minute booked quad biking here at The Cardrona for our last day and we are so happy we did it! It was such a beautiful day and quad biking up to the top of the mountain was so...

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varpuv2017

2017-10-24 20:03:00

"Amazing views in quad tour" We had a quad tour to the mountains nearby, amazing views and excellent service!! It was easy to ride the quad. We stopped for photos on top too.

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Mei Cheng L

2017-10-23 05:45:08

"Awesome views n exciting ride n great guide!" Kelly is a great guide who assured me with her detailed explanation for beginners to ride her horses Boss n Angus. We took High Country Pub trail at 1230pm on 9 October :). Kelly shows patience n...

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christiec2016

2017-10-20 22:43:24

"Wicked and historic " I heard of Cadrona and happen to stumble across it whilst driving through Crown Ranges - wicked little town with a lot of historic structures, the pub is very close to the toad and a lot of people...

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Arthur S S

2017-10-15 04:48:18

"Awesome and very safe horse ride with a beautiful scenery" We select The Cardrona after screening for every review for horse riding that is safe. Nobody wants to go to hospital on their vacation! Meeting Kelly really confirms all the review, she's very...

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Sarah R

2017-10-12 22:18:47

"Awesome ride" Kelly & the horses were wonderful, the scenery spectacular, and it was so much fun on the runs! Cardrona hotel was a great stop too.

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petebarron

2017-10-10 18:36:38

"One of the best experiences in Nz" We had the most thoroughly enjoyable horse riding trek with Ally which had us crossing rivers, climbing mountains and traveling at all different speeds, from trotting to cantering. Ally was a...

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Sarah C

2017-10-07 01:44:01

"A+ Quad Bike Tour!" I lucked out with a 1:1 quad bike tour with Sean, owner and amazing guide. Most companies probably would have canceled. Sean loves what he does and never considered it. I arrived a little...

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Milly S

2017-09-21 02:49:19

"3hrs of heaven" We went on the an incredible one of a kind horse trek whilst visiting Cadrona this week. Ally our instructor was absolutely amazing, and showed us a fantastic time, and the kittens were just a the...

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Geoff B

2017-09-14 16:33:53

"Great day" I did the quad tour in the morning which was fantastic. Up into the snow through cross country tracks, safe but exciting. In the afternoon, after an exhilarating trip up the mountain, had an awesome...

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Rod S

2017-09-12 21:45:05

"A week in Wanaka in summer" We stayed in Wanaka in March 2017 and visited the Cardrona Hotel several times as it is on the Crown Range Road to Queenstown. The Crown Range Road is an attraction in itself --- the highest road in...

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Anthony T

2017-08-24 23:31:07

"Fantastic Experience" Thankyou to the team at The Cardrona for an amazing Quad Bike experience up into the snow today. It was my wife's first time and they took the time to teach her the ropes and in no time she was off...

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311kelsies

2017-08-24 00:42:11

"Breakfast, lunch and coffee!" We came here on there separate occasions on our NZ trip. Perfect location, great staff and great food! Mulled wine was great and kept us warm!

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Dennis K

2017-08-23 12:26:19

"Wonderful Quad Day - One of the best tours around Wanaka" If you always wanted to drive a quad bike - this is your place to be. When we booked the tour at Wanaka i-site, Sean our tour guide was flexible and offered us to come around at a time that suits us...

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michaelmacfie

2017-08-21 00:04:43

"Amazing!" MUST DO when in Queenstown or Wanaka! - Trek through the amazing Cardrona Valley and finish off with a beer at the historic pub or new whiskey distillery :)

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Polly-India M

2017-08-19 20:20:43

"Gone riding! " Had such a great time. Kelly was fantastic and the ride was brill. Big thanks from the team. Will definitely recommend to our friends and we back one day, hopefully soon!

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331jno

2017-08-16 01:01:47

"High Country Pub Trail" Excellent trail around the local hills with amazing views of Cardrona farms and mountains. Spent around 3 hours on the horses with my 8 and 10 year old daughters, including trotting and some...

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Pj1509

2017-08-15 20:37:37

"Fantastic pub ride " Ali our guide was great. Our happy horses were matched to our experience and the ride was spectacular!

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Kel T

2017-08-13 03:38:16

"Awesome food!" The pulled pork burger and cheese scones are delicious! Awesome stop for a bit of grub and a history lesson.

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Wayne T

2017-08-11 01:50:58

"Best après ski mulled wine in NZ" We have been in Wanaka for a week and have made sure we called into the Cardrona every day after skiing for a mulled wine and plate of Nachos.

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Joshua H

2017-08-08 19:46:34

"Amazing high trail experience " We had a great time with Kelly on our ride. She took some great pictures of us and we even got to trot and canter! We would highly recommend this excursion, especially the package that includes a...

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avessey

2017-08-06 01:34:17

"Wow! Amazing ride! " As an experienced rider who has been lucky enough to ride in many different countries, I was really impressed with the ride. Beautiful scenery, Ally was able to tell me so much about the history of...

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Mausl2014

2017-08-04 14:29:57

"The best snow mobiling adventure" What a blast! Snow mobiling at the top of the Pisa Range near Wanaka is the best. Sean is super cool and gives fantastic explanations on how to work of those fantastic snow mobiles to get the most...

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Shane R

2017-08-03 21:50:39

"Awesome day" Went on the cardrona trek with my partner and guide Alley. From the moment we saddled up we had a great time and some awesome views. Alley was really informative and a great tour guide. Would...

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debbieeeee

2017-08-03 15:24:23

"Absolutely stunning" This was the highlight of our two week south island tour. The weather and views were stunning and our guide Ally made us beginners feel very comfortable and at ease - we even grasped the trot! Highly...

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81jfm

2017-07-29 17:41:16

"Quaint and cosy" Recommended by friends and locals. The atmosphere is old world, staff friendly and efficient. I had the seafood chowder, absolutely scrumptious, prices reasonable

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Lorenzo O

2017-07-28 21:29:43

"Beautiful experience" Beautiful experience as the first time on horseback.Very good and prepared staff, it was funny and Adventurous, thanks.

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kennlee2017

2017-07-27 02:57:53

"Morning ride experience" Very relaxing watching the views slowly change Ally great company and the horses easy rides. Thanks for the lovely photos. The star turns were the two feral kittens who were so friendly in their...

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