The Gold Discovery Trail of Cardrona
1 on 1 lesson before departure
Photos available for purchase
Shuttle available from Queenstown
Experience a horse-riding tour across the Cardorona River, once world-famous for its abundance of gold.
Learn about the Gold Rush of the 1860s
No riding experience is required
What you'll do
Let your horse take you across the Cardrona River while keeping a keen eye out for gold along the way! Learn about the gold rush that Cardrona experienced in the 1860s which gave way to farming which you will experience first hand as you ride through mobs of Merino sheep. Climb to a beautiful vantage point allowing breathtaking views of Mount Cardrona and the Crown Range.
No riding experience is required as we provide suitable instruction for each individuals horse riding ability before the ride commences. Children can be led from the lead horse if required.
This ride takes a journey along the Cardrona River under the willow trees, crosses through the river and ascends up in to the mountains of the working sheep & cattle station allowing spectacular views down the the Cardrona Valley and the surrounding mountain ranges along the way.
Reward your horse with a well earned bucket of feed on return to the stables!
Why choose Wayfairer?
To compensate for your travel footprint, our pricing includes the carbon offset price equivalent to the amount of emissions you were responsible for.
We ensure our providers never work at loss and enable them to have a more sustainable practice.
We work with a flexible booking and re-scheduling policy making it as easy as it gets to plan your holidays.
What to bring?
Know before you go
There are no age restrictions for this experience
Not suitable for wheelchair users
Not suitable for pregnant women
Minimum passenger weight is 20 kg, and the maximum passenger weight is 105 kg
Any experience can be cancelled and refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 3 days before the experience start.
Covid-19 Special Information
All required protective equipment is provided.
The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds.
Customers must fill out a travel information form.