Multi-Day Horse Treks

Experience New Zealand’s pristine backcountry on horseback. A unique high-country ride through some of the most scenic destinations in South Canterbury. Awarima Station is nestled in amongst the Four Peaks Range. It's a 1,350 hectare sheep and beef station offering breathtaking views, ever-changing landscapes and comfortable accommodation options.


Season Year-round (weather dependent)
Age Limit 10 y/o and above (all children MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian)
Child Limit Per Group Maximum of three 10 y/o per group booking (open to negotiation depending on riding ability)
Weight Limit 115kg
Minimum Riders A minimum of three people per booking
Bookings Please try to book a minimum of one week in advance
Experience Level Beginner – experienced (click here to find out what experience level best suits you)
Departures 9:00am morning departures and 12:00pm afternoon departures
  • Primary location: 23 Awarima Road, Fairlie 7987, New Zealand
  • Breakfast, lunch, BBQ dinner, snacks and tea/coffee
  • Experienced guide
  • Secluded backcountry cabin accommodation
  • Horses and helmets
  • Inclusive of taxes (GST)
Essential Gear Download PDF version of essential gear list
Cancellation Policy The following applies in the event of a cancellation:

Inside 14 days
100% charge of entire trek

$1,265 PP


November 2023 18th - 19th
December 2023 16th - 17th
January 2024 14th - 15th
February 2024 17th - 18th
March 3rd - 4th

Day one

Arrive at Awarima Station - approximately a 15-minute drive from the small township of Fairlie, Canterbury (2WD accessible). Everyone will be paired with a horse, fitted with a helmet and given a safety briefing on arrival. Departure is at 9:00am after everyone is comfortable on their horse. We will stop for a packed lunch beside the lake and continue on riding to the hut where we will camp for the evening and enjoy dinner by the camp fire.

Day Two

After a BBQ breakfast (weather dependent) we will ride through the heart of Awarima Station, stopping for lunch with breathtaking mountain views. Saddle up after lunch and ride back to the homestead for departure at approximately 3.30pm. 

Riding Level

Beginner A beginner rider is someone who has never ridden before or ridden a few times in a controlled environment.

If you have experience but haven’t ridden in several months or years, it is best to ride as a beginner and be paired with a quiet natured horse.



An intermediate rider is someone who can rise to the trot and sit to a canter comfortably.

We also expect that you can control your horse within and independently of the group. An intermediate rider will enjoy a more responsive horse.



An experienced rider is someone who has ridden for several years and is confident on any horses with any temperament.

An experienced rider will enjoy a forward moving and responsive horse.

SAFETY: The safety of our riders, guides and horses is paramount. While every effort is made to accommodate all riders when pairing rider and horse, we must consider our horses temperaments. It is important to remember that a horse has a mind of its own and so, an accurate understanding of rider experience and ability is imperative in ensuring everyone has an enjoyable ride. We have carefully selected all of our horses and ponies to suit all experience levels and abilities. Please consider the guide above before selecting your riding level!