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Travel plans

Travel plans can take some time, so the sooner you tackle the how and the when, the sooner you can focus on your upcoming adventure! If you are flying to the Kimberley, Airnorth and Virgin Australia service our closest airport, Kununurra KNX airport code. Greyhound runs buses from Darwin, NT and Broome, WA, but flights that are booked in advance…

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Christmas at Diggers

It’s a casual affair here at Diggers. We never make plans as we never know what the King River will be doing this time of year. We do enjoy the peace and quiet, and catching up with friends and family through many a phone conversation. Our horses in the house paddock may get an extra…

Diggers Rest horse trekking

Diggers Rest Horses|Pluto

Pluto is a tough, solid grey gelding that has taken some time to bring around, but the efforts of a few have been well worth it. He has been in good hands with some of our firm but gentle riders, and does well with quiet natured blokes. Pluto has proven himself to be steady under…

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Diggers Rest Horses|Queenie

Queenie is another one of our standardbreds that has proven to be invaluable! This solid mare has a lovely nature and can be trusted to look after any rider. She has been on the annual cattle muster, helped run horses in, and joined our trekking mob on our extended treks.   Spread the wordemailFacebookPinterestTumblrTwitter

Blue-faced honeyeaters

This hot weather is for the birds!

There aren’t many positives in a day of 45C degrees. It truly is for the birds! We have seen quite a variety around the bird bath and the dogs’ water container, including friar birds, restless flycatchers, blue-faced honeyeaters, peaceful doves, great bower birds, magpie-larks, pied butcher birds, little corellas, and of course the underrated Torresian…

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A Lifelong Education

One of the many reasons that life with horses never becomes tiresome is there’s always so much more to learn. I’ve had very little instruction or formal training as a rider, with my learning mostly coming from observation and reading. However, I recently had the opportunity to participate in a week of horsemanship at McGinnis…

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A Reading List for the Kimberley Bound

I don’t know about the rest of you, but this is the time of year that I tend to do most of my reading! If you are thinking of heading to the Kimberley, you may be interested in checking out some of these books. The list includes travel writing, regional history, biographies, and one fiction.…

boab flowers

The Build Up at Diggers

You haven’t heard from us for a while! I took a much needed, much appreciated break to visit family and friends in the USA. October is a good time to get away since we are closed to guests and the rains haven’t started yet, but it’s also a hard time to be away, worrying about…

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Closing for the season of 2018

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…