Tour ID: 10005436
• Experience ‘Man from Snowy River’ Country
• Enjoy the very best of Australia’s High Country scenery
• Hearty fresh food and plenty of it
• Ride with a family that has been riding in this country for over 30 years
Day 1: Arrive at 9.30am at our high country farming property that’s been in the Watson family for many generations. After saddling up, we set off on our ‘Man from Snowy River’ experience on horseback. We ride up to spectacular 360 degree views and along the way, watch out for the wildlife that often takes a look at us, including kangaroos, wallabies and Australia’s largest bird of flight, the wedge tail eagle. We stop at “Dungeon Hut” for a picnic lunch and then in the afternoon we traverse the bridle tracks through quiet valleys and points of rich historical interest. We arrive at the “Hideout” a basic bunkhouse on the banks of the Howqua River.
Day 2: Next morning we enjoy an early hearty country breakfast and start our journey up the majestic Howqua River along the river track towards “Frys Flat”. There are around 60 river crossings and plenty of river flats for cantering. We stop for a lunch at “Fry’s Hut” before riding through to “Seven Mile” where we camp under canvas for the evening by the river.
Day 3: An early start to the day with a cooked breakfast and then we climb along the trails up to “Refrigerator Gap” for lunch. We then ride under the spectacular face of the “Bluff” and then up past the “Bluff Hut” and onto King Billy and the “Lovick Hut” for the evening again under canvas. Here we are surrounded by the magnificent snow gums.
Day 4: We enjoy a leisurely start to the day before saddling up and riding across the peaks of this truly remarkable landscape. A brilliant day for photo’s with breathtaking cliff edges and mountains that seem to stretch on forever. We take in the views of “Picture Point”, Mt Magdala, Mt Howitt, The Cross Cut Saw, Mt Speculation and onto Mt Cobbler. We stay again under canvas at Mt Lovick for the evening.
Day 5: We pack up camp and ride down towards “Pikes Flat” and then switch onto the high track. We carry our lunches and enjoy the same at “Ritchies Hut”. After lunch we switch onto the River Trail and ride through to “Seven Mile” for the evening.
Day 6: We ride along the river trail with its many long canters and ride into Sheepyard Flat for lunch. We then pick up the Howqua Feeder Track and ride along the escarpment looking down on the Howqua River. We arrive at the “Hideout” for the evening.
Day 7: After a hearty breakfast we ride along the goat track through to the Lower Howqua and then ride up to “Kate Cameron’s” peak the site where the famous downhill scene was filmed in the “Man from Snowy River” movie. We then ride down to our farm house for lunch to complete our seven day journey.
We supply all equipment including helmets, boots, oilskin coats, saddle bag and digital camera.
9:30 AM Sat
Riding: Strong heeled boots, gloves, pantyhose (to help prevent leg rubbing)
Personal Requirements: Camera, Torch, Sunscreen, Insect repellant, Sun glasses, Toiletries, Book if you enjoy reading, as we do have time to relax
Bedding: sleeping bag and pillow, we supply swags
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