Posts by Alida Woodland

Station Base Horse Riding

Though we have been taking out rides from here at the station since 1986, we will be offering a few scheduled weeks of Station Based Horse Riding next season! Guests can enjoy the experience of the Outback on horseback, and still come back to the creature comforts of the homestead accommodation every evening. From Diggers,…

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Fly from Melbourne direct to Kununurra!

After much ado, and much effort from many, we can very happily announce that there will be direct flights from Melbourne to Kununurra during the dry season of 2020! From May through August travellers can hop on a plane in Melbourne and be in Kununurra four and a half hours later. AMAZING!!!! It’s perfect timing,…

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The clouds have arrived|weather in the Kimberley

Just waiting on the rain now! There was recorded rainfall in our area yesterday, with a spectacular lightening show to the west, and the clouds are building up again this afternoon. We have had a long, long dry spell, so would very much welcome some precipitation about now. Located in the Australian tropics,we experience extremes…

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Land of the Boab

We have an extraordinary population of boab trees (Adansonia gregorii) here in the East Kimberley, especially around Diggers Rest. These trees look like creatures in the landscape, each taking on a character all it’s own. Even though they drop their leaves during the dry season, shade is always guaranteed around one of reasonable girth. We…

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2020 Dates For Our Horse Riding Holidays

Hello fellow horse lovers, You can start planning your Kimberley trip for 2020! We have set a few dates for next season, so take a look! For those who have ridden with us before, take note that we have included the arrival and departure days in the dates, in an effort to make things a…

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Remembering Rio


We lost an amazing horse this week. Rio was only about seven years old but had already looked after so many riders in his short life. He was the horse we saddled up for anyone anxious or unsure, but also for anyone needing a particularly smooth ride. We could take him on trail rides with…

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Closing for the season of 2019

Diggers Rest Horses

Thanks to everyone who made it out to us this season! Horse riders, fishing fans, campers, bushwalkers, artists, photographers, writers, friends and helpers, you have all brought a bit of your world to us and we have enjoyed sharing our world with you. All the best to each of you, and hope to cross paths…

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Diggers Rest Horses|Sweeney

Diggers Rest Station horses

Young Sweeney is an amazingly versatile horse, and that’s after only a few weeks of steady work with an excellent young horseman. On our recent muster he proved to be quite keen on the cattle, and comfortable in the lead, on a wing or on the tail. On trail rides he walks out beautifully, makes…

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