Celebrating Over 30 Years of Adventure Horse Riding Holidays

Take a short ride, from an hour up to a day. Or take one of our longer outback adventure horse riding holidays, from 3 to 14 days.  We’ve been operating our horse treks since 1986, so join us for the real deal!

Horse Trail Rides – one hour to one 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.

You 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 accompanies all rides. We welcome all levels of riding, and all ages too.

  • 2 Hours $ 120.00 per person
  • 3 Hours $ 150.00 per person
  • Full Day $ 260.00 (lunch included)
  • Sunset Ride $ 120.00 (nibbles included)
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Horse riding, Cockburn Ranges, East Kimberley

Horse riding near the Cockburn Ranges

Horse Holidays / Tours – 3 to 14 days

Immerse yourself in the Australian bush and experience the Kimberley by horseback, trekking 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 overnight horse tours, from three to fourteen days, take you deep into the Kimberley bush, where you will spend six to seven hours a day in the saddle.

Each day you will enjoy morning smoko (tea break), lunches at remote picturesque spots, and evening camp fires by billabongs. After a hearty dinner, your swag under the stars will be calling.

The overnight holidays, and the muster, are for more experienced riders, who must be able to walk, trot and canter in the bush.

We also schedule horse treks based on enquiries. Read more in our frequently asked questions below. And don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions about your planned holiday.

Horse Holiday Enquiry
Diggers Rest Station

Camp on Cleanskin Creek

 

 

2018 Horse Holiday Dates

4 Day King River Valley

4 Day King River Valley

$1,600 Itinerary

Date: May 14 - 17
Days: 4
Saddles Open: 8

7 Day Diggers to Wuggubun

7 Day Diggers to Wuggubun

$2,800 Itinerary

Date: June 2 - 8
Days: 7
Saddles Open: 10

7 Day Diggers Rest, King River and Spring Country

7 Day Diggers Rest, King River and Spring Country

$2,800 Itinerary

Date: Jul 29 - Aug 4
Days: 7
Saddles Open: 4

7 Day Diggers Rest, King River and Spring Country

7 Day Diggers Rest, King River and Spring Country

$2,800 Itinerary

Date: Aug 25 -31
Days: 7
Saddles Open: 10

 

Horse Holiday Enquiry

Please enquire about any tour that has saddles available. We schedule trek dates based on enquiries – once a trek 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.  On request, we can cater for packhorse enthusiasts as well.  Many people come on a tour on their own, you don’t need to bring a group.  Dates are subject to change.

* single supplement price

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the frequently asked questions we get asked about our horse rides and horse holidays / treks (the term horse riding holiday, horse trek and horse riding tour mean the same thing).

What does the price of the trek include?

The price includes your round trip transport from Kununurra, a swag (bed roll) with linens and mosquito tent, all tack (we use stock saddles), riding helmets (guests may bring own if up to standard), canvas saddlebags, all meals from arrival with us to departure,  and accommodation or camping the night prior to departure and the night the trek finishes.

What are the camping arrangements while out on a horse trek?

You will sleep in a comfortable swag, with fresh linen and pillow and a doona. You will have a good mattress, and your own mosquito dome.

What are the meals like while out on trek?

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 cooked over the campfire.

We can cater for some special dietary needs but do have our limits – just ask.

How old do you need to be to come on a trek?

Children and seniors are welcome on the treks, 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 trek?

Beginners would not be able to handle the treks, but are welcome to come on the trail rides from the homestead.

Is there a weight limit on the trail rides and treks?

Yes, we do have weight limits on our rides.  For shorter trail rides the weight limit is 100 kg for beginners.  If you are over 100 kg but experienced, please contact us.  We have a weight limit of 95 kg on the horse treks, however, if you are very experienced, please contact us.

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 on the horse and have a satellite phone in the support vehicle 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.

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