Kepler Treks offers farm tours riding lessons and treks along Lake Te Anau and the Waiau River Fiordland National Park New Zealands largest World Heritage Areas . Learn more about Kepler horse Treks .
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Round pen
Complimentary Pony rides in the safety of the round pen

Hunting in TeAnau with Host
Hunting in TeAnau 

Lady and Foal
Mare and Colt with the Oak trees in the background

Riding lesson at Kepler Oaks
Learning to ride in the round pen Takitimu Mountains in back ground

Fun times
Fun times with ponies in the safety of the round pen

Pete and Man
Man and Pete waiting for a ride with the acorn oaks 

Kepler Horse Riding Lessons and Trail Rides


Kepler Boutique Treks offers stunning scenic horse rides along Lake Te Anau and the Waiau River with stunning mountain backdrops.  Ride along the edge of Fiordland National Park, New Zealand's largest World Heritage Area.

Internationally recognized for its exceptional beauty and natural, untouched qualities, it has been showcased in the Oscar winning  "Lord of the Rings" trilogy.  Choose a horse riding trek the suits.  Accommodation and trekking packages can be arranged.  Please email   your dates of stay, how many treks or lessons required and experience with riding if any.

Trail Rides

Lake and River ride to lookout 1 1/2 hours $70
Ride down the famous Waiau river and then along it to the beautiful Lake
Te Anau for a paddle.  Includes catered picnic at lookout

Queens reach river ride 2 1/2 hours $90
Ride along the edge of Fiordland National Park and beside the famous Waiau river near the filming locations of Oscar winner "Lord of the Rings" trilogy.  Includes catered picnic at lookout

All trails include 30 minutes preparation & tuition.  Pace is tailored to ability of riders in each group - novice to advanced.  Minimum age on trails 10 years.

Te Anau also offers some of the most beautiful Horse Hunting in the World.  If you are an experienced rider you can arrange a longer stay and go hunting with the hounds. 


Pony & Farmlet Lifestyle Experience

Kepler Oaks is ideal for tourists with families to visit only on a fine day if they want to view ponies, chickens, dog, cat and rabbit, sheep(with the opportunity to feed lambs during spring).  Tour includes grooming the pony then ride in the safety of the round-pen as younger children are too young to go on a horse trek.  As the children are young parents will be required to wear enclosed shoes so they can lead the pony while I walk beside the child.  Tours include morning or afternoon tea  and a short quiz for a lucky dip prize for the children.  Tours take 1- 1.5 hours depending on number of children riding. Cost per family (up to 5) is $50.  Extra person is $10.  I can also offer pony cart rides for an extra $20 per group.

Horse Experience Riding lessons

Enjoy learning to ride on our beautiful horses & ponies; individual & small group sessions.

Horse Experience - 40 minutes - $40
Includes grooming, saddling, garden ride, fun lesson.

Locals only Lesson/Trail Combo - 2 Hours -$50

Instruction in horse care, management and pleasure riding.  As per list below.

Come and learn to ride correctly and care for horses  with a experienced instructor with over 36 years of riding knowledge.  We cater for all levels and ages, we are open Monday to Friday 9am to 3.30 pm.  We have a good range of schooled horses and ponies to learn on. We provide a half hour riding lesson and then complete a  45 minute trek along the Waiau River or Lake Te Anau.  The lesson includes a course to teach people about looking after horses.  This is designed to compliment your riding lessons. Sessions are 1 ½ hours. Run on a weekday from 9am to 3.30pm evenings (depending on demand) Bookings essential.

  • How to catch and turn out safely

  • How to lead correctly

  • Remove and replace covers

  • Grooming and hoof care

  • How to saddle and bridle correctly (martingales and breastplates)

  • How to check your tack fits correctly

  • Recognize when horse needs hoofs trimmed

  • Learn to Bare Foot Trim

  • How to tie up correctly with a quick release knot

  • Demonstration on plaiting – all to have a go

  • Take apart a bridle, clean and reassemble

  • Feeding

  • Basic first aid (when to call a vet)

  • Signs of colic and distress

  • How to worm a horse

  • Monty Roberts Join up

  • Prepare a horse for travel

  • Load a horse on to a horse float

  • Revision

  • If time, special requests on anything you would like to do that we haven't covered

  • Jumping lessons

Transport to and from TeAnau available.


Note: Riders must be responsible for their own insurance, and will be required to sign an indemnity form.


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