Horse Trekking

Horse Treks:

1 Hour Farm or Forest Trek
3 Hour Back Country & River
Pony Rides (approximately 30 minutes)


We Provide:

1 Hour Group Horse Trek

  • Helmets
  • An experienced guide
  • A noble steed

What to bring:

  • We recommend wearing long pants and riding boots or running shoes/trainers for your trek
  • Camera
  • Jacket or wind-breaker
  • Sunscreen


  • Max rider weight 100kg
  • Minimum rider age is dependant on ability (options for younger children are available see Pony Rides)

Horse Treks at Mountain Valley

All of our treks are set in the awe-inspiring backdrop of the Mohaka River Valley, offering spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and native bush. Whether winding through the peaceful forests of pine, traversing around the farmland, or meandering by the crystal clear waters of the Mohaka River our horses and guides will take you on a real outdoor adventure unlike any other.

Located on the Napier Taupo road, 45 minutes from Napier, horse trekking at Mountain Valley Adventure Lodge is a spectacular experience. Our horse treks are the only ones of their kind in the Hawkes Bay, using highly experienced guides who know our horses and the area intimately. We cater for complete novices through to experienced riders.

Pony Rides

Pony rides are perfect for younger children wanting to have a short ride with a guide leading their horse. We offer gentle walks in the paddocks and on the trails around the property using small horses and/or our mini pony Gypsy.