My girl Jada and I have just got back from an awesome couple of days in Te Anau shooting for High Ride Adventures – http://www.facebook.com/highrideadventures.
High Ride Adventures does horse trekking and quad bike tours and is owned and operated by Aaron and Louise Duthie, good people.
Even though the shoot day was pretty full-on, with us trying to cram a lot into one day Jada and I had an awesome time.
If you are ever in Te Anau and feel like having a bit of an adventure give them a call. The farm they do the horse trekking on is truly stunning â€“ big mountains in the distance, rolling green hills dotted with sheep, beautiful braided rivers, small lakes surrounded by native bushâ€¦
I was shooting the horse-riding from a 4wd so I didn’t get to ride, but I did get to have a hell of a good time riding the quad bikes during that part of the day â€“ even with a 20kg camera back-pack on my back and Jada doubling me we still had a perma-grin plastered all over our faces the whole time! Those quad bikes are highly addictive, thatâ€™s all I can say! And the high-point (literally) of the quad-bike trip was the stunning views over Lake Te Anau and the distant mountains.
Truly breath-taking. Aaron and Louise, thank you!