Dart River Stables Dart Stables

At the Head of Lake Wakatipu lies Glenorchy, gateway to Mount Aspiring National Park and Te Wahipounamu, one of New Zealands three World Heritage Areas. Internationally recognised for its exceptional beauty and natural, untouched qualities, it has been showcased in the Oscar winning Lord of the Rings trilogy as well as other big screen movies, and is home to Dart Stables.

Dart Stables has been offering visitors to the area the opportunity of exploring Glenorchy & Paradise for over 20 years, and has gained a well-earned reputation for providing memorable horse riding in this stunning part of New Zealand.

With over 60 horses, knowledgeable & enthusiastic guides and a wealth of experience, Dart Stables is able to provide great riding for all levels of rider. For recent client testimonials and images visit and Dart Stables FB Page. *1,2 & 3 hr rides * Stunning scenery & river crossings * Visit Lord of the Rings & Hobbit filming locations in Paradise and beyond by 4WD.

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Contact Us

Physical Address

68 Coll Street
Glenorchy 9350
New Zealand


$85 – $185NZD

Book Direct

Minimum Age


Opening Hours

Mon-Fri 7:00AM – 7:00PM
Saturday 7:00AM – 7:00PM
Sunday 7:00AM – 7:00PM

Duration Hours

  • 4


  • Capacity: 10
  • Please email for further group enquiries as numbers can be flexible depending on requirements.
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