Diggers Rest Station

Who wants to see the Kimberley at it’s best?

And from the back of a horse! We still have a few saddles open on our May 23-26 trek.Our first horse trek of the season is always one of my favourites. Most years the creeks haven’t stopped running, and the rejuvenating benefits of the wet season are still apparent. It can be a little on…

Blue skies and plenty of feed

It feels like the Dry Season is around the corner!

We have recently been getting afternoon storms, full of gusting winds, thunder and lightening, and not so much rain. These storms are feeling like the ‘knock’em down’ rains that come at the end of the wet season, knocking the seeds off the grasses and flattening the taller grasses. It is a bit early this year,…

Happy times

Diggers Rest Family|Remembering Helen

It is rare to have a friend who understands and accepts all of who you are. Helen Packer was that friend to both Roderick and me. Her qualities of acceptance and understanding also made her an excellent horsewoman. We first met Helen when she came on a trek with us in 2006. Ever since, Helen…

Trekking round the Cockburns

Update on horse treks in 2019

A few of our 2019 horse treks are filling up, so here’s an update on saddles still open for the 2019 season. We hope you can join us! 4 saddles open on the May 23-26 trek 7 saddles open on the June 2-8 trek 4 saddles open on the June 12-16 cattle muster 3 saddles…

Diggers Rest horse trekking

Essentials for the saddle bag

Our saddles are fitted with pommel saddle bags, or ones that sit on the front of the saddle, making it easier to access while out on the trail. With the saddles bags up front, you can keep your eyes “on the road” and don’t have to worry about getting taken out by a branch (as…

Peter Letchford

The challenges of caring for horses in the Kimberley

The Kimberley is a region roughly the size of France, and there are very few large animal veterinarians based here. We are incredibly fortunate to have an excellent vet based in Kununurra, who also happens to be a pilot! Peter Letchford has decades of experience caring for horses in the Kimberley, and is very practical…

Diggers Rest Muster

Ever wanted to muster cattle on horseback?

We have just added another adventure to our 2019 schedule, the opportunity to join an authentic cattle muster! The annual muster takes place in June, when we bring in the cattle for processing, and then walk them back out to their grazing paddocks…mind you, some ‘paddocks’ are tens of thousands of acres. If you are…

early rise

The camping scene on our horse treks

Part of the unforgettable experience of horse trekking in the Kimberley is camping under the millions of stars, eating meals cooked over an open campfire, falling asleep in your swag with your horse close enough to hear him chewing away contentedly (though there’s plenty of space if you want to get away from their night…

Diggers Rest Horse Trekking

A snippet from our May trek of 2018

Here’s a look at our four day horse trek from last May. Images and video were taken by Ange Coote Photography, and compiled into this clip by Rachel Dillon. It really does give you a good gander into what our horse treks are all about. Spread the wordemailFacebookPinterestTumblrTwitter