Horse Riding Paraparaumu

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From NZ$2,950.00

Z ARCHIVED Cattle Muster

This package will run 2nd January 2024 - 7th January 2024

A fully catered, fun-filled adventure exploring Blue Mountain Station and learning about cattle mustering. This is a great opportunity for experienced riders to get hands on involvement with a real cattle muster. We provide horses that know the terrain and the task in hand and guide you throughout the experience. Expect a true taste of life on a high country station!

The adventure begins at the Blue Mountain Station Cook Shop which you and your guides will ride from over the coming days. We will explore the Station, while rounding up the 500 + Angus cows and calves for ear marking. This is an excellent chance to see what we do in the hills while forming lifetime memories, truly the ultimate high-country adventure. Be a part of real working station!!


DAY 1: Welcome to the Blue Mountain Station! On your first night you will enjoy dinner in the Cook Shop as we get to know each other and chat about the plan for the upcoming muster. Take this evening as a chance to freshen up, you won't see a shower for a few days! It's a bath in the creek or nothing.

DAY 2: Today we ride - this will be your first day in the saddle as we leave the farm and head out on the trail alongside the Orari River toward the Basin Creek Hut where your first night out on the Station will be spent. This historical hut has a long history of hosting weary shepherds as they rest after their own mustering missions. The horses will graze around the hut as you enjoy some fire-side star-gazing.

DAY 3: From the Basin Creek Hut we will ride our horses further out to another of the Station's historical huts. Today we will talk more in depth about mustering as we get closer to the starting point as we gather up the last few stragglers for the big muster the following day.

DAY 4: BIG MUSTER PART 1 - Hopefully feeling fresh from your sleep at the hut, we will rise and shine. This is where your horse riding and stock skills will be put to the test as we start to muster the cattle off the hill and towards the home cattle yards. We need sharp riders today, cattle mustering is an operation that requires communication and a good team spirit! We will be taking the cattle to the halfway point to the home yards. Expect to be pretty knackered by the time we ride back to the Cook Shop for a good feed and sleep.

DAY 5: BIG MUSTER PART 2 - Today, we will ride out very early to get back behind the mob. This is the final cattle push towards the farm. We will be taking the cattle through the heart of the station to the main yards for ear marking. This will be a big push following by yard work.

The muster may vary due to weather or our farming operation.

What This Package Includes..

- Accommodation for 5 nights

- All meals included (BYO alcohol)

- A horse to ride and gear including helmet

- Fully guided experience

- Western and Stock Saddle riding

- Up to 8 hours in the saddle per day


- Only experienced riders can book the muster

- All riders must be comfortable at walk, trot and canter.

- Maximum weight of riders is 100kgs

- Must be comfortable to ride for up to 8 hours per day

- This package is not suitable for persons under 18 years of age.

- Terms and Conditions Apply.

This package is capped at 8 participants and is a shared booking.

Next Cattle Muster Spots are now OPEN!

12th to 17th APRIL 2024

6th to 11th JANUARY 2025

Please click through the calendar to book later cattle muster dates.


  • people Group Size: From 1 Up To 6

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equipmentPaintball Equipment

Get your next action fix as you go head to head with the enemy. Provided with all the equipment that you need to let your inner soldier shine through, you’ll be fully prepared to tackle any mission thrown your way!

Paintball Gun

Tippman 98 Semi Automatic. Rate of Fire:up to 7 shots per second. Velocity:- 206mph

Face Mask

Scott Extreme Safety System. Specifically designed for high speed projectiles


You will also be supplied with protective overalls and a battle pack incorporating valuables pouch and capacity for a further 300 rounds of ammunition.


Holds up to 200 rounds. Gravity feed.

Free Gas

High pressure CO2 cylinder 20oz of pressurised liquid propellant.

Paint Grenade*

High explosive paint filled device. Do not store in pocket**

Smoke Bomb*

Produces thick white or coloured smoke screen. Burns for approx.1 minute.**

N/B Actual equipment supplied / available may vary from venue to venue. Photos and descriptions are for illustrative purposes only. *Additional Item. **Smoke bombs are pyrotechnic devices and as such are not available to players under the age of 18 years old.

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  • Wellington
  • New Zealand

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