Horse Riding Holiday for the Truly Adventurous

Horse Riding Holiday for the Truly Adventurous

Join us on the Carson River Trek for two weeks of outback adventure by horseback.  From June 29 to July 12, we will guide our guests along a route used by the Kimberley Exploration Expedition of 1911.  The landscape is spectacular, the location remote, and plenty of adventure guaranteed. The trek heads out of Digger’s…

Digger’s Rest Station at Equitana Melbourne 2008

Digger’s Rest Station at Equitana Melbourne 2008

We will be at Equitana this year, booth #190, for anyone that would like to stop by and meet us, ask a few questions, see a few photos.  We will be sharing a space with Mark Rodney and his Horsemanship business, who is pictured here on one of our treks last season, and Helen Packer…

Premier of Luhrmann’s Australia

Premier of Luhrmann’s Australia

The Digger’s Rest Crew will be waiting to hear the reviews of Baz Luhrmann’s Australia!  We are all looking forward to seeing the movie ourselves when it is released next week. Spread the wordemailFacebookPinterestTumblrTwitter

The heat is up and the barra are on the bite!

The heat is up and the barra are on the bite!

Roderick spent Sunday morning fishing on the King River and came back with a barramundi for the hot plate.  It may be hot but at least the fishing is good, and hey, even if you don’t catch a fish, the scenery is magnificent. We do manage to find the cool spots this time of year. …

Hugh Jackman and the Writing on the Wall

Hugh Jackman and the Writing on the Wall

Well, signatures anyway…..We had the cast and crew of Luhrmann’s ‘Australia’ here for several weeks last year, and Hugh Jackman was good enough to put his name on our signing wall in the old stone homestead.  Hugh was at Digger’s Rest for several days during filming and lived up to his reputation as a friendly,…

Baz Luhrmann’s Tourism Australia advertisements

Baz Luhrmann’s Tourism Australia advertisements

Tourism Australia’s new advertising campaign includes a recently released advertisment that was filmed on our doorstep, only a few kilometres from Digger’s Rest.  We have the same spectacular views of the Cockburn Ranges, which appear in the ‘Boab ad’, and are lucky enough to see the sunset over them at the end of every day.…

Horse Treks and Waterholes

Horse Treks and Waterholes

We come across many Kimberley waterholes on our horse treks, out of necessity for watering the horses.  This particular waterhole may not bring on fertility, however, it is a welcome stop after a long ride across the salt marsh south of Wyndham, Western Australia.  This hole was most likely created by one of the bombs…

Kimberley Waterholes

Kimberley Waterholes

Well, we have a few waterholes around here, and our livestock are certainly fertile, so….. ?!  We just have to choose which ones we go swimming in (as to whether or not they are snappy free.  We can vouch for the fertility of the Kimberley anyway….we have calves, foals and goat kids in abundance at…

Parry Creek Plains

Parry Creek Plains

We received this photo from Wendy Thorn, who rode with us in August.  This photo was taken riding across the alluvial plains of the Ord River near Parry Lagoon. Spread the wordemailFacebookPinterestTumblrTwitter