Digger’s Rest Station

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.…

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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

Diggers Rest Horses

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…

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Diggers Rest Horses|Cobber

This lovely young gelding has joined the ranks of trekking horses this season! He also happens to be one fantastic mustering horse. He is friendly, loves a scratch, and is quite willing to do whatever the rider asks of him. Roderick named him well:)

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2019 Horse Trekking Dates!

Put these dates in your diary and stay tuned!   2019 Schedule   May 23-26                  4 days June 2-8                      7 days July 13-19                    7 days July 29-Aug 4            7 days August 20-24             5 days

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Upcoming Horse Riding Adventures at Diggers

Diggers Rest Station

We still have two adventures with saddles open in 2018! During the month of August, we are offering a couple of horse riding weeks, the first one being based here at the station, and the second one heading out for a few days of camping. August 14-20, Women’s Kimberley Horse Riding Adventure , hosted by us and…

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Pelicans!

Birds around Diggers

We have come across pelicans in the hundreds out this way. They seem to be enjoying their tucker, and there must be plenty of it! It’s such an amazing sight to see a sky full of these regal birds.  

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