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Gills Creek Horse Trek - 2 Hrs - Ben Lomond Horse Treks

Take our beautiful horses out for a trek through the scenic valley's of Gills Creek, just 20 minutes from central Queenstown.

Highlights

  • Perfect for couples, families and older children
  • Spend more time exploring the Gill Creek Track and farm surrounds
  • Plenty of fresh water river and stream crossings before reaching the beautiful Moke Lake
  • Friendly horses and experienced guides who will make sure you get the most out of your trip
  • Stunning photo opportunities throughout the entire trek!

Spend two hours exploring Gill Creek Track by horseback, located on stunning Queenstown farmland.

Introduce yourself to our friendly horses and head into the valley, historically known as Old Gold Mining Country.

Throughout the ride you will be surrounded by breathtaking scenery at every turn, from the farm flats and valley's to the mountains and rivers that flow down from the peaks. At the end of the track, we visit the picturesque Moke lake. Very few get to experience the beauty of this very special area.

The track offers variable terrain down the valley, with plenty of river crossings, small climbs and flats on the open farmland.

This trek can accomodate all levels of experience and is perfect for couples or families with older children.

All riders will be made to feel safe and supported.

Remember to pack a camera, the photos taken on this tour are stunners!

Per person $130.00

What's included

  • Complimentary return transfers (if required).
  • Briefings and riding demonstration.
  • Experienced and supportive guide.
  • Helmets, riding and safety gear.

Duration

  • Allow approximately 3 hours for the whole experience

Restrictions

  • Minimum age 8 years old.

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Notes

  • Extras: You may book a private trek for an extra $40 per rider, this can be purchased as you proceed through checkout.

    Transfers: We offer complimentary return transfers (if required) from The Station Information Building in Central Queenstown (corner of Shotover Street and Camp Street) to the stables.

    Location: We are situated at Moke Lake, approximately 20 minutes drive from Queenstown.

  • Please note we have a strict weight limit of 95kg for the health and wellbeing of our horses. Staff will weigh all riders before the ride, if your weight exceeds our limit on the day you will not be permitted to attempt the ride and no refund will be given.

    During the busy season, it is recommended that you self drive in order to spend that little bit of extra time with our horses.

    When planning your trek allow for a total of 3 hours for transport, registration, introductions to your horse and riding demonstration.

    Refund policy:

    For all treks cancelled within 24h no refund will be given.

    For all the treks cancelled with more than 24h notice a full refund will be given.

    For all the treks cancelled on our behalf due to enforceable events a full refund will be given.

Available Bookings from October 01 to October 07

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Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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Elisha Marsden from New Zealand wrote on 07 February 2020

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Amazing Experience

Did the 2 hour trek loved it!!! The best trek I've done! Scenery was unreal and our guide Alina was 5 star! She talked about all the area and so experienced with horses (it was my friends first time on one and she was brilliant with her helping the nerves etc). Definitely recommend this :)

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Aww thanks Elisha!!!

Adam Chen from Taiwan wrote on 02 February 2020

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Good

Good

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Thanks Adam :)

Ian Li from Singapore wrote on 15 January 2020

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Ben Lomond Horse Treks

Enjoyable ride accompanied by experienced guides.

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Thanks Ian Li :)

ET from Singapore wrote on 23 January 2020

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Potential Safety Concerns

All the guides are part-timers, that work there in exchange for accommodation and food. They can be there for as short as a few weeks. All the girls are really friendly and nice, but if you're looking for a more professional riding experience, then this wouldn't be it. There is a difference between experienced horse riders and professional horse instructors and guides. Potential safety concerns due to the nature of the business model. Not sure if it was always like this, but I understand that this business was bought over by a businessman 2 years ago, who does not have much knowledge about horses.

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From Gills Creek Horse Trek - 2 Hrs - Ben Lomond Horse Treks

Hi ET, We can assure you that our staff are all extremely professional and ride to a very high standard. All staff undergo full training before they begin guiding, we are glad you found everyone friendly, they also have a huge equine expertise. Feel free to get in touch if you have any REAL safety concerns as we would of course wish to discuss this with you. Our staff, however, are certainly not one of these concerns and can't see any evidence to support this claim. The owner has been operating for over 5 years now and the horses are all happy and healthy.

Kati from New Zealand wrote on 29 December 2018

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Not worth the money for experienced riders

The good thing first up. Beautiful scenery. Very quiet setting. Nice horses. The Trek itself was incredible boring. Reading other reviews here and on TripAdvisor I thought that trotting and cantering would definitely be included but it wasn't. We were a group of 5 and at least 2 or 3 were very experienced riders (I've owned a.horse back home). But it was a solid 1 hour 45 Min of walking. Single file. No interaction with the customers whatsoever. No stopping for taking photos (of us). If you wanted to talk photos of the scenery you had to do it mid walk, which wasn't a problem for me as a good rider, but the beginners were obviously struggling with that. There was no info about the mountains, the farm or any other interesting facts the place. I've done many many horse treks in New Zealand and around the world. And it's usually always a mixed ability group but usually they can cater for everyone. One guide stays with the group (of beginners) and the other guide takes the confident riders for a bit of a trot or canter. This did not happen! I'm very upset that I spend so much money ($342 for 3 of us) on a trek that I could've done by foot. And then it didn't even take the promised 2hrs... Imagine... When trotting or cantering was included we would've make it back in even less... That's false advertising.. And as a Queenstown local I'm very disappointed and will not recommended this to any of my friends and family visiting..

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Thanks for your review. Sorry that you didn't enjoy it. For experienced riders who would like to go faster we recommend to book a private ride that you can trot and canter.

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