Annual Bus Trips
Our annual trips into the Kaimanawa Ranges to see the horses in the wild are a popular outing for many of our supporters.
The 2023 tour dates are:
Friday 8th December
Saturday 9th December
Sunday 10th December
Meet by 8:45 am on the day of your ticket at the car park at the Waiouru Sports Complex on Hassett Drive, Waiouru. Our team will be visible once you turn off at the National Army Museum to help with directions to the nearby car park and tour buses. A map will be provided as part of your purchase confirmation email.
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 its 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.