Digger’s Rest Station

It’s barra time!

Diggers Rest fishing

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…

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Airfares on sale for August!

Diggers Rest Station

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…

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Opening on April 18 for the 2019 season!

Diggers Rest Station opening April 18 for 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…

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

Diggers Rest Station

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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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Essentials for the saddle bag

Diggers Rest horse trekking

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…

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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…

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Ever wanted to muster cattle on horseback?

Diggers Rest Muster

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…

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