LAKE HAWEA & HUNTER RIVER RIDE
As we rode from the Hunter Valley Station to Dingleburn Station along the shores of Lake Hawea, our heads were spinning at the achingly beautiful landscapes we passed. From trotting through native beech forests, to meandering through expansive valleys shadowed by snow-capped mountains, to crossing translucent rivers, we felt a million miles from the civilised world. It was just us, our horses and our fellow riders discovering the pristine, wild country of New Zealand. It goes without saying that there is a unique privilege in viewing the remote, end-of-theworld farming high country in New Zealand’s picturesque South Island from the back of a mountain-bred station horse.