We have the PEFECT, accessible, summer-time riding escape in the name of The Glenorchy Back Country ride. This gem of a 5 day, 4 night itineary is situated one hour from Queenstown in the cute-as-a-button, lakeside community of Glenorchy. With five days of unrestricted hours in the saddle this ride has it all – from wet and wild canters across rivers, wandering through native beech forest, circumnavigating a mountain and exploring a quintessential High Country property. Owners Deena and Duayne, have exclusive access to over 100,000 acres of pristine back country stretching from the Dart Valley through to the Rees Valley with Mount Alfred sitting pretty in the middle. Once you explore the enchanted beech forests and emerald green paddocks dotted with sheep from the back of horse you’ll quickly understand why its become world-famous thanks to The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. It’s ethereal and captivating and can only truly be absorbed from a station bred stock horse.