Lupin Lovers Horseback Heaven

From NZD $1,290.00
  • Duration: 36 Hours (approx.)
  • Location: Lindis pass
  • Product code: LLET

Lupin Lovers Horseback Heaven

Suitable for riders with good levels of fitness who are wanting to get back into riding and the incredible beauty of Papatuanuku (Mother Earth) with her spring time flowers.

This trail is designed for riders who want to wilderness ride but have a little luxury. Hot showers, flushing toilets, Wifi, comfy beds and TV in the evenings.

Dates: 

11th 12th 13th Dec 2022

13th 14th 15th Dec 2022


Length of trail : 2 days riding & 2 nights’ accommodation 

Number of riders: 10 riders


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With stunning views of the Lindis Pass, Ahuriri River and the Clay Cliffs filled with magnificent lupin's in bloom (great for the romantics among us)

Day 1 Arrival on first day –pickup in Queenstown at 8:00am delivered to the Lindis Pass at 10:00am

6 hours riding

Morning tea will be served on your arrival. The horses are saddled and once we have packed our lunch boxes and cameras into the saddle bags we are off on the first of our wonderful adventures into this flower filled mountain environment. We will follow the Lindis River which at this time of year is filled with beautiful lupins and the air is heady with the scent. The mountains flank our trail making us feel very small in comparison as we head through the Lindis Pass following the meandering Lindis River. We reach the Dunstan Downs cattle yards for lunch where we enjoy a nice hot drink.

The afternoon ride sees us continue along the Lindis River heading to Dunstan Downs station shearers quarters for our evenings accommodation. Your camera will be exhausted at the end of the day! Luckily, we have electricity, hot showers and comfy beds tonight. We enjoy a glass of wine with our hearty Kiwi roast dinner and desert.

Day 2 – 9 am start and 6 hours riding

After enjoying a home cooked breakfast, tucker boxes packed we say goodbye to Dunstan Downs. We head back onto the lupin trail, we will ride in and out of the flowers all day today as we head to the picturesque clay cliffs. Following the Crystal clear Ahuriri River the mountain ranges are a site to behold from our flower based, horse heaven. Lunch is on the banks of the Ahuriri River.

The afternoon sees us ride towards the Clay Cliffs which are a stark sight - tall pinnacles separated by narrow ravines. These otherworldly formations are made up of layers of gravel and silt, originally formed by the flow from ancient glaciers over a million years ago. 

From here we will ride towards the Omarama highway where the truck will be waiting for the horses and your ride to our accommodation for the evening. Lovely comfy beds, hot showers and evening meal awaits.

We can arrange for a hot tub at the Omarama Hot tubs this evening if you so desire, this will be an additional cost.

Day 3 – Breakfast is provided and then you will make your way home. Transportation to Queenstown airport is provided.