The Cardrona.

Horse Trekking and Quad Biking adventures of the beautiful Cardrona Valley in Wanaka, New Zealand


Voted among the top activity attractions in Wanaka!

​The Cardrona sightseeing activity centre offers first class family friendly guided horse trekking and quad biking adventures of the stunning Cardrona Valley, between Wanaka and Queenstown in the South Island of New Zealand. 

We are situated right at the base of the Cardrona ski field. Only a 45-50 minute picturesque drive over the Crown Range from Queenstown or 20 minutes drive from Wanaka.

The Cardrona has been developed to allow visitors to explore and experience our unique slice of high country heaven by guided adventures on horseback or quad bike all year around adding to the many other things to do in Wanaka! Either astride a horse or a quad bike experience a scenic, informative and memorable experience of the Cardrona Valley.

The Cardrona Valley has so much to offer in the way of its rugged high country scenery, the changing moods and distinguished seasons, the many historical gold mining stories, the working sheep, cattle & deer farm that we are in the heart of, and the famous historical Cardrona Hotel that we incorporate as a stop on some of the horse treks and quad bike adventures.

The possibilities are endless – EXPERIENCE IT!​

The Cardrona Tripadvisor

A Lovely Interlude on Horseback

“The Cardrona was happy to take us at short notice for a 2 hour scenic tour in the Cardrona Valley on willing but calm horses. Our guide was friendly, confident and shared interesting history of the region. A great interlude on our way to Queenstown.”

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