Our annual trips into the Kaimanawa Ranges to see the horses in the wild are a popular outing for many of our supporters.
These trips are usually held in November each year with tickets always being offered to our members and supporters first. If you would like to be kept up to date on when the next trip is planned, then subscribe to our newsletter through the link at the bottom of our website.
See foals, mares, yearlings, and stallions in their family bands. See where the annual muster takes place. See and photograph the spectacular scenery and learn more about how and where these horses run.
The region is normally closed to the public and we are privileged to be able to offer you this experience.
The bus trip includes:
A Talk and visual show about safety on the base and army activities.
A stopover at a scenic spot with an address by a DoC representative giving details on the land and it’s history.
BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH to enjoy at the yards where the horses are mustered, along with a short address on the muster process. N.B. you need to provide your own food and drink.
Merchandise will be available for sale during the lunch break (cash only) and on return to the car park (EFTPOS available).
The bus will return to the car park late afternoon.

To get the most from the trip we recommend:

Bring warm clothes and wet-weather gear. It can also be quite windy.
A pair of binoculars can be a good alternative to a camera – there are many professional photographers that share their photos.
There is no cellphone reception in the ranges.

N.B. YOU NEED TO BRING YOUR OWN FOOD AND DRINKS. Water will be available for purchase at the merchandise trailer.

Ossies Motel and Chalets

Ruapehu Mountain Motel and Lodge

Rocky Mountain Chalets

Contact us at ranges@kaimanawaheritagehorses.org for more information.