• Idyllic farm setting
  • Historic Farm Homestead
  • Farm tours and hiking available
  • Centrally located to all North Canterbury attractions

Our activities

We’d like to welcome you to a totally unspoilt area of New Zealand – off the beaten track yet in easy reach of prime South Island destinations within the famous Alpine Pacific Triangle touring route.

When you stay at The Gates Country Lodge, you need look no further. We can arrange all the activities you could wish for, and we also offer four exciting activity packages: jet boating/fishing, backcountry tours, horse trekking, and wine education. All packages are totally flexible – you set the itinerary to suit your pace.

Horse trekking

Whether you’re a natural or a novice, a day’s horse trekking is not to be missed. Our guides will enhance your connection with your horse using the horse’s own language during a partnering up session at the beginning of your ride. Then it’s off to spend a day exploring the pristine river valleys and spectacular views from the mountain ridges that form the surrounds of Mt Lyford.

Cost: $220 per person for a one-day trek including all gear, lunch and hot drinks. Or choose a day’s horse trekking for two with accommodation (dinner, bed and breakfast) at $1040 including GST.