Diggers Rest Station horses

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

Diggers Rest Horses

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…

Diggers Rest Station horses

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…

view from accommodation at Diggers Rest Station

View from a Bush Hut

We’ve been busy these past few days preparing the bush huts for the season. It is hard work but the view makes it so much more enjoyable! The bush huts are available starting May 1, so if you are looking for a relaxing, rustic and real place to kick back, the bush huts are it.…

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…