Celebrating Over 30 Years of  Horse Riding Holidays in the Kimberley, Western Australia

Take a short ride, from a couple of hours up to a day, or join one of our longer station based horse riding holidays. We’ve been operating our horse riding holidays since 1986, so ride with us for the real deal!

Horse Trail Rides - two hours to full day

Our surefooted and well-trained stock horses are available for two hour, three hour and full day trail rides. Take in the amazing landscape of Digger’s Rest by horseback, meandering along the tidal King River, riding amongst the unique boab trees, and following cattle pads over rises for breathtaking views of the Cockburn Ranges.

Riders can also join us on a spectacular two hour Sunset Ride, which takes in our favourite sunset spot with nibbles and cool drinks.

An experienced guide and assistant guide accompany all rides. We welcome novice to advanced riders. Our rides are not suitable for beginners.

  • 2 Hours        $170 per person
  • 3 Hours        $210 per person
  • Full Day        $360 (lunch included)
  • Sunset Ride $210 (nibbles included)

Please read our post on the current insurance climate

Station Based Horse Riding Holidays

Immerse yourself in the Australian bush and experience the Kimberley by horseback, following the ancient river systems and old stock routes used by drovers of yesteryear. Ride through the extraordinary landscape of sandstone escarpments, waterholes, alluvial plains, and tidal rivers.

Our station based riding holidays take you deep into the Kimberley bush, where you will spend five to seven hours a day in the saddle. We have numerous routes heading out from the station, exploring new landscapes each day.

The week includes morning rides with smoko (tea break), lunches at remote waterholes on certain days and lunches in the shade of the homestead verandah on others, afternoon rides, sunset rides, and evening camp fires at the homestead. After a hearty dinner, your comfortable bed with a view of the star filled sky will be calling.

Our horse riding holidays are for intermediate to advanced riders, who must be able to walk, trot and canter in the bush and out in open country.

Read more in our frequently asked questions below. And don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions about planning your holiday with us.

2021 Horse Riding Holiday Dates 

Cockburn Creek morning

Date: May 17-23, 2021 

Days: 7 (5 riding days)

Saddles Open: 2

Date: May 27-June 2, 2021 

Days: 7 (5 riding days)

Saddles Open: 8

Date: July 19-25, 2021

Days: 7 (5 riding days)

Saddles Open: 1

Date: July 30-August 5, 2021 

Days: 7 (5 riding days)

Saddles Open: 4

Date: August 9-15, 2021 

Days: 7 (5 riding days)

Saddles Open: 7

Date: August 20-26, 2021

Days: 7 (5 riding days)

Saddles Open: 5

Please enquire about any holiday that has saddles available. We may be able to schedule dates based on enquiries – once a date is established, others are free to join it as well. So if the date you want isn’t showing up yet, send an enquiry and we’ll see if we can schedule one. Many people come on a holiday on their own, you don’t need to bring a group.  Dates are subject to change.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the frequently asked questions we get asked about our trail rides and horse riding holidays.

What does the price of the horse riding holiday include?

The price includes your round trip transportation from Kununurra, six nights of accommodation in one of our station bush huts, bunkhouse or glamping tents, all tack (we use stock saddles), riding helmets (guests may bring own if up to standard), canvas saddlebags, and all meals while with us.

What are the meals like at the station?

Meals include cooked breakfasts and muesli with fruit, homemade cakes and biscuits for morning smoko, cold meats, fruit and salads for lunch, and hearty dinners.
We can cater for some special dietary needs but we do have our limits – just ask.

How old do you need to be to come on a horse riding holiday?

Children 12 years and older are welcome on the trail rides and horse riding holidays, provided they are fit and have the riding skills required to walk, trot, and canter in control, and to be able to ride for several hours at a time.

What level of riding experience is needed to come on a trail ride or a horse riding holiday?

Novices would not be able to do the Week of Station Based Horse Riding, but are welcome to come on the trail rides from the homestead. We do not take out beginners on either the trail rides or the week long horse riding holidays.

Is there a weight limit on the trail rides and horse riding holidays?

Yes, we do have weight limit of 90 kg.

What are the risks?

There are risks involved in bush riding anywhere in Australia. Bush terrain can be rugged, and there can be snakes just about anywhere in the Australian bush .

When you are riding in the bush you can encounter unforeseen situations – wildlife (wallabies, goannas) dashing in front of your horse.

There are special risks involved riding in the outback due to the isolation, as it means it is more difficult to get to hospital. We carry radios and mobile phone on the horse rides, as well as a satellite phone when out of mobile range, so that if something does happen we can call in help.

What should you bring?

A few changes of riding clothes are needed, along with riding boots and half chaps (optional), clothes to wear at the end of the day, bathers, shoes to wear after the boots come off, a light jacket, water bottle, sunscreen, insect repellent, head torch … when you book, you will get a detailed list of what to bring.

Do you need travel insurance?

Yes, travel insurance is required for anyone booking one of our horse riding holidays or trail rides. Make sure the policy covers recreational horse riding. A couple of companies that do are Covermore and World Nomads.