New Zealand – Kiwi Style

Find serenity while exploring New Zealand's snow-capped volcanoes, lush exotic greenery, and sparkling beaches on horseback.

Go for a breathtaking gallop along the white sand beaches of Northland, horse trekking amidst the towering peaks and glittering turquoise lakes of the Southern Alps, or riding in the shadow of snow-capped dormant volcanoes in Ruapehu.

Tolkien enthusiasts might experience a little Middle Earth magic while riding in Glenorchy on the South Island—scene of many of the iconic locations from the movies.

Besides its world-renowned equestrian industry, New Zealand offers visitors a diversity of other exciting adventures. Celebrate a glacier landing with a bottle of champagne, swim with hundreds of wild dolphins, or golf on some of the most beautiful courses in the world. Oh, and don’t forget New Zealand’s spectacular wine and world-class cuisine!

Suggested Additions to Complement Your Journey

  • Come face-to-face with koalas, kangaroos, Australian sea lions, and New Zealand fur seals on pristine Kangaroo Island, South Australia.
  • Island-hop across the South Pacific and enjoy a romantic stay in an overwater bungalow.

Journeys Equestrian Travels Experience
Your journey will be a private, customized travel experience, based on your individual schedule, interests and budget. Programs are designed for riders and non-rider companions alike.

Suggested Experiences:

  • VIP
    Receive VIP treatment at world-class equine events throughout the year
  • Education
    Train like an Olympic rider with one of New Zealand’s top riders and her performance coach; learn the training secrets used with Kaimanawa wild horses
  • Trail Ride
    Ride along beaches, through native forests, and around snow-capped volcanoes
  • Adventure
    Experience a volcanic safari via helicopter; land on a glacier for a champagne toast
  • Local Immersion
    Enjoy a traditional Maori hangi lunch after your horse trek through a forest
  • Golf
    Play a round of golf at Kauri Cliffs
  • Beach
    Sail through the Bay of Islands on a private boat; swim alongside wild dusky dolphins
  • Culinary and Wine
    Experience the best in cuisine and wine