7 Day Diggers to Wuggubun
Date: June 2 - 8
Saddles Open: 8
Join us for an amazing 7 day Australian horse riding adventure in the magnificent East Kimberley region.
By horseback, we’ll be exploring remote river valleys, old stock routes used by drovers and cameliers, breath-taking gorges and wide open spaces.
Averaging about 25 to 30 kms per day, this trek covers the most distance of all of our trekking routes. Riders need to be fit and comfortable riding in the bush at a walk, trot and canter, when terrain and temperatures allow.
After a warm welcome and a relaxing evening around our camp fire, tuck in for a peaceful night in one of our comfortable bush huts or bunkhouse rooms. Rising early, with the sun on the Cockburn Ranges, we introduce you to our willing and sure-footed horses, saddle up and begin our adventure by horseback. Heading south from Digger’s Rest, we follow the King River Valley, picking up brumby and cattle pads over spinifex ridges, cantering along ti tree flats and making our way along the creek systems of the King. For much of this ride we have spectacular views of the sandstone escarpments of the Cockburn Ranges.
Leaving the Cockburn Ranges, we make our way down the Old Halls Creek Track, once used by Afgan cameliers and drovers bringing cattle into the Wyndham Meatworks. The Saw Ranges lay ahead, and at the base of them is Wuggubun, our camp for the next two nights. Nestled in a narrow little valley with a spring fed creek running past, this camp is truly magical. We’ll have a day here to do a bit of exploring on foot, and simply take in the beauty of it all.
Our rejuvinated mounts will take us back towards the Tier Ranges, through the gap where the famous Gibb River Road begins, and back on to our ever changing King River system. We continue north up the valley, stopping at waterholes along the way, and finishing up in the home paddock at Digger's.