Digger’s Rest Station

Horses on the mend

Diggers Rest Horses

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…

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Views from the saddle

Diggers Rest Station horses

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…

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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.…

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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…

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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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