Wild horses inhabit the central North Island Waiouru Military Training Area and were first recorded back in 1876. By 1997 the horse population was 1700. These horses took a heavy toll on the environment through grazing and trampling so DOC began a population management programme to keep the horse herds to a practicable level. In accordance with the plan, the herd was reduced significantly by a muster. The herd is managed by the Department of Conservation with input from the Kaimanawa Wild Horse Advisory & Welfare Group.
This is our trip into the Kaimanawa Ranges to see the horses living/roaming in the wild. You get to see foals, mares, yearlings, and stallions in their family bands. Come and 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. Learn how and why we manage Kaimanawa wild horses, and how you can help.
Includes: Door to door transport, Accommodation, Breakfasts, Lunches & Dinners x 2, attraction entry fees.
$1477 per person Twin Share
$1627 per person for own room (not sharing)