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Alpine Horse Safaris, Christchurch

Alpine Horse Safaris - Christchurch, New Zealand
Alpine Horse Safaris
Waitohi Peaks Road, Hawarden, New Zealand 7385Map
+64 3 314 4293

Experience the beauty of the New Zealand rural landscape in the time honored pioneering way, trekking on thoroughbred Clydesdales along rough tracks, and camping in old musterers and shearers' huts. Riding for around six hours a day can be tough, but the rewards make it worthwhile, with spectacular views of the Southern Alps, mountain lakes and rivers. All horses are bred on the 932-hectare property of tour guides, Lawrie and Jenny O'Carroll, and they are sure-footed and easy to ride. Tours at Alpine Horse Safaris range from two hours to 11-day trips with all food supplied.

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By Michéle Garland | Posted 02/24/14
  We dreamed we did. The safari is a great experience, for which we had prepared six months earlier. We had very high horse, powerful, kind to the riders. The material very well maintained. The grandios landscapes, sometimes very steep with perilous passages especially if horses are attacked by wasps. Very negative point it is best to speak English, because if your English is poor nobody made an effort to understand you; you are set apart Two clans are formed. The kindness and politeness disappear in favor of the roughness and boorishness. The supreme leader Lawrie with his stick shepherd leads his guests as his horses without putting shapes, At the evening meal should be a moment of conviviality and relaxation is the first to pass a table without worrying about there clients takes the right place and so what if you're sitting on the edge of a stone or full air flow. Never pleasant to ask if everything is okay if you need something so word .. one day a horse lost his footing he fell on his rider, more frightened than hurt but Lawrie came not ask if the customer was wounded . Take out insurance is a good expense .. Our safari was everything to be perfect has become opressant because of the bad atmosphere maintained by Lawrie, his bad character grumpy old thing. Now we understand why customers are not many On departure day nobody said goodbye This is not the image we had of New Zealand or we will very regularly and where people are lovely ......   Read More
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  • Type: Sports and the Outdoors, Activities
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