04. The Cardrona Horse-Trekking
The next morning after a breakfast of eggs we set off on our next activity of the stay. Horse trekking with The Cardrona, who also run quad bike adventures – if horses aren’t your thing. As it turned out, horses were very much our thing and our guide Kelly had me saddled up and off on the lovely Angus.
Our tour was called the Gold Discovery Trail which took us over the Cardrona River and up into the mountains where we learned about the gold rush and experienced stunning views of Mount Cardrona.
On the way back down we passed cute baby lambs, lots of colorful lupins, and graceful willow trees. Kelly choose the perfect horse for me as I wasn’t an experienced rider and good old Angus was just right for me, once we returned to the stables we were given a bucket of grains to fed our new friends.
We drove the 30-minute drive back home to Queenstown, thinking the whole way how lucky we were to live in a place steeped in so much rich history.
Cardrona, we will be back soon to see what other secrets you are hiding.