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Hurunui Horse Treks

Hurunui Horse Treks

One of the world’s leading horse-trekking operations, which has attracted
many Kiwi adventurers over the last 18 years, has come on the market.
New Zealand’s Hurunui Horse Treks, which takes tourists through the
spectacular South Island high country, has been an innovator in the industry.
It was one of the first trekking operations to have an Internet presence,
http://www.hurunui.co.nz, and was instrumental in establishing quality control standards in the industry.


Owners Rob Stanley and Mandy Platt intend pursuing other tourism interests.
Rob Stanley says the business has been the ride of his life, growing the
trekking operation from scratch – they started on a friend’s farm with four
horses – into an award-winning tourist enterprise catering to a worldwide
demand. Well over half the trekkers are from overseas, he says, taking
their choice of rides ranging from two to 10 days.


Hurunui Horse Treks features in the book, Great Horse Treks of the World,
and operates 30 horses out of its 24-hectare base in inland North
Canterbury, at the gateway to the high country.


Rob and Mandy still see Hurunui Horse Treks as a family concern, despite
its phenomenal growth.


Rob says it would suit a family with a love of horses and people, and an
adventurous spirit.


He has no doubt even more value could be added through introducing new
products such as hunting, kayaking, rafting, mountain-biking, boating, or
fishing – all made easier because existing marketing channels are in place,
he says.


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