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McConachies Creek Trek

On the McConachies Creek horse trek, you can experience history, beautiful natural landscapes and exciting riding in a 2-hour guided adventure!
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SEASONAL TOUR : Oct - May only
Amazing views along the Moke Creek Valley
2.5 - 3 Hours in duration
Suitable for experienced riders
Learn about the region's history
All equipment provided

What you need to know

On the McConachies Creek horse trek, you can experience history, beautiful natural landscapes and exciting riding in a 2-hour adventure. Learn about the area’s gold mining history and explore a 1860s mining village and view other relics while on an exhilarating horse trek. Ride through the gorgeous valley, cross over 15 rivers, visit the Moke Creek gorge and, if you wish, pick up the pace on the flatter terrains. A friendly and informative guide leads you through the adventure and shares with you interesting facts about the region. Be sure to pack the camera—this is one stunning landscape! *SEASONAL TOUR : Oct - May only.

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  • This experience is no longer available and will be removed shortly


  • Half chaps, gloves, saddlebags, wet weather gear and helmets
  • Transfers from selected hotels (see below)


  • Heading out up up up the mountain on the moonlight track then back down into the valley below
  • This gives us the most amazing views along the Moke Creek Valley as you will be climbing over 200 meters above the valley basin and into the higher parts of this historical gold prospectors land
  • Suitable for experienced riders over the age of 14 years old and does involve high mountain passes


  • October - May only


  • Departures : The Station Central Queenstown 9am, 12pm
  • Transfers from following hotels are also available; Nomad Backpackers, Crowne Plaza, Absoloot Backpackers, Novotel, St James Apartments , Adventure, Queenstown Hostel, Bumbles Backpackers, Rydges, YHA (Central and Lakefront)

Days of Operation

  • 7 days a week. Due to winter conditions, we're open for 6 months of the year from October 1st through to the end of the second week of May. We are closed Christmas Day


  • 2.5 - 3 Hours

What To Bring

  • Water
  • Long trousers/jeans
  • Covered shoes
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Snacks

Additional Information

  • No experience necessary - Whether your a fist timer or born in the saddle, we have 17 beautiful horses of various breeds to suit your experience. Safety is paramount so we hand pick each horse to match its rider

Important Information

  • Please specify the following information in the booking note at check out. These information are required to confirm your booking
  • Your preferred tour time (see below for details)
  • Pick up location (see below for details)
  • All riders' height & weight
  • All riders' riding ability (Beginner, intermediate, advanced etc.)


  • Treks may be amended or cancelled at the discretion of our staff
  • There is always an element of risk with horse riding. All practical steps have been taken for your safety however Ben Lomond Station Horse Trekking Co. cannot be held responsible for any personal injury, loss or damage to equipment

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control. We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements
  • Prices are seasonal and are constantly changing. The from price displayed may not always be the price you are going to pay, as once you click on your specified date, the price will change to reflect the price for that date/season. Please note that in some cases where you cannot click on a date to obtain the price, please call us so we can assist you

Important notice

Confirmation in the form of an e-voucher will be sent to your email at the time of purchase. Although we do our best to deliver it instantly, occasionally, this may take up to 6 hours for the e-voucher to be delivered. For any queries, please get in touch with us . We're always happy to help.