Diggers Rest Station horse riding holidays

Sunset Ride at Diggers

We recently had our first sunset ride of the season. The late afternoon light was perfect, and though it is still warm, there was a breeze to keep it comfortable. Two of our standardbreds, Queenie and Star, went out as well as a handful of our stock horses, Anzac, Duke, Rio and Nyarlie. They were…

Diggers Rest fishing

It’s barra time!

Our friends Rachel and Andrew have been feasting on barramundi this past week, while Roderick and I had a pre-season break up in Darwin  for a few days. We came home last night to a beautiful barramundi curry, compliments of Rachel and a barramundi that Andrew caught a few days ago. The barra in this…

Diggers Rest Station

Airfares on sale for August!

Airnorth has a sale on for the Darwin to Kununurra route during August! If you have been considering a visit to the East Kimberley, and perhaps to Digger’s Rest Station for a horse riding holiday, this sale could be the clincher. August is a great time of year to visit the Kimberley, and we will…

birding in the East Kimberley

The Kimberley is for bird lovers!

We have the good fortune of living in a part of the world where birds abound, so bird watching is a part of life here. I am no ornithological expert but I do love waking to bird calls, observing them through out the day, and being entertained by their antics. These photos have been taken…

Diggers Rest Station opening April 18 for 2019 season

Opening on April 18 for the 2019 season!

Weather permitting, we will be open for the Easter holidays, offering camping, bunkhouse accommodation and two hour horse rides. The road is a bit corrugated but has held up over the wet season…we never had major flooding, so no major wash outs. The brooms, paint brushes, cleaning cloths, and pressure cleaner are all very much…

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…