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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…

The Big Boab on the King River

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…


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

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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Thanks to all of our 2019 horse riding guests!

We just finished our last horse trek of the season, with a lovely group of riders who travelled from New Zealand, Queensland and South Australia. Thanks to everyone who rode with us this year! We had plenty of good rides, good laughs and good friendships made. Happy trails to all! Spread the wordemailFacebookPinterestTumblrTwitter

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Diggers Rest Horses|Sweeney

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…

Sunset Ride

There’s still time to join our August treks!

We have saddles open our our July 29-August 4 seven day trek and our August 20-24 five day trek. If you have been dreaming of an escape to the outback on horseback, here’s your opportunity. We hope you can join us! Spread the wordemailFacebookPinterestTumblrTwitter

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Horses on the mend

A while back I wrote about our vet coming out to operate on a few of our horses that had swamp cancers. After a couple of trips and several surgeries, we are happy to report that they are all healing well, and two of them, Doris and Trevor, are already back in work. Quartz’s surgery…

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Views from the saddle

We live in an amazing landscape here at Diggers Rest Station, and my favourite way to look around is on horseback. I am still in awe of the beauty of the East Kimberley, even after 23 years of taking it in! On our horse treks we have the privilege of sharing this incredible country with…