Paddle to Saddle Full-Day Tour by Rippled Earth Kayaks

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Duration: 10h
Location: Glenorchy, New Zealand | Glenorchy, New Zealand

Category: Adventures

Great combination tour of exciting outdoor activities
Kayaking on the immaculate waters of Lake Wakatipu
Cantering along the Dart River valley on horseback
Stunning scenery at Lord of the Rings filming locations
Adventurous day spent exploring an area of natural beauty

Guided kayak tour
Guided horseback ride
All safety equipment
Roundtrip transportation between Queenstown and Glenorchy


Get out and explore the stunning natural environment of the Mount Aspiring National Park by kayak and on horseback. Using Glenorchy as your base, paddle out to the conservation reserve of Pigeon Island before mounting your horse and riding through the picturesque Dart River Valley.

After traveling around the shores of Lake Wakatipu to the idyllic town of Glenorchy, begin the kayaking leg of your tour by paddling out to Pigeon Island. Hear from your guide about the significant role the island played in the region's history as you stroll around the nature reserve, spotting diverse species of wildlife including a rich array of birds.

Spend some free time in Glenorchy over lunch, and then it's time to release your inner cowboy. Climb onto your horse and explore the stunningly charming Dart River Valley.

With multiple water crossings, flanked by verdant countryside and surrounded by snow-capped peaks, this is an awe-inspiring setting. Your guide points out real-life filming locations used to portray the lands of Middle-Earth in the epic production of The Lord of the Rings.

Cancellation Policy: 4 days
Know before you book: Children 7 and younger are not allowed., At least 4 people are required for this activity to take place., You do not need previous horse riding or kayaking experience., Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

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