New Zealand Horseback Riding Holidays

New Zealand horse riding holidays are a glimpse into the wild, untamed New Zealand, which lies off the south west coast of Australia, and guest ranch vacations here give an authentic taste of this unique country.

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Beaumont High Country Experience
Southland, New Zealand

  • Great for

    Action & adventure, Peace & quiet, Adults
  • Capacity

  • Ranch Type

    Working Ranch, Authentic, Hands-On, Bed & Breakfast
  • Open

    Jan-Apr, Nov-Dec
  • Nearest Airport

    50 miles
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Each year people flock to New Zealand's working ranches and ranch stations for a once-in-a-lifetime horseback riding vacation.

New Zealand is in fact the same size as Colorado, and has a mix of extraordinary geography, sense of adventure and Maori culture. Famous Kiwis include film director and producer Peter Jackson, who directed the Lord of the Rings trilogy and King Kong, and Hollywood actor Russell Crowe, who starred in the films Gladiator, Robin Hood and A Beautiful Mind. Model Rachel Hunter was also born in New Zealand, and is perhaps most famous for marrying - and later divorcing - Rod Stewart of The Rolling Stones.

New Zealand's luxury dude ranches, guest ranches and working ranches are a world away from this glamorous world, however. Here you can reconnect with nature and relax at a luxury dude ranch and spa, or if you're after adventure why not take a ranch vacation at a working cattle station in New Zealand, and find out what real horseback riding is all about. Visit one of New Zealand's working ranches for your horseback riding holiday in its summer months of November to April, and you'll escape the northern winter.

During your horse riding holiday enjoy old fashioned Kiwi hospitality and magical backcountry horseback rides. We’ve chosen the best quality New Zealand horseback riding holidays you can find. Enjoy an intimate experience where you feel part of the family. On your New Zealand horseback riding vacation, try sheep mustering at an authentic ranch and sheep station.