With Packers High Country Horse Riding, ride through varying layers of vegetation of farmland to stringy barks and peppermint, wattles and hop bush to mountain ash before reaching the stunted snow gums and grassy plains of the Bogong High Plains.
Setting off on a horse to suit, slowly riding upwards from 740 metres above sea level to 1600 metres.
Horse rides of up to five days take in a circular route of the high country. All treks are fully catered for, camping gear supplied, Fabulous authentic bush meals provided, seated around a campfire or out bush in a secluded area.
Horses are selected to suit the rider from the willing team who have solid hoof miles. Mounts included stockhorses, brumbies, Friesian sport horses, pony types and Appaloosas.
It is a great backyard to explore on horseback though please note due to National Parks permits, the Bogong High Plains trips can only be taken from first December until 30th April each season.
Price & booking
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High Country Adventure
Rates are per person, from an hour and a half riding to six days of riding, camping and accommodation.
Payment methods accepted
Cancellation and booking policy
Bookings are essential.
Days of operation
Packers High Country Horse Riding operates during these times
Departure details: 01/12/13 - 30/04/14
Tour starting location
Packers High Country Horse Riding
Packers High Country Horse Riding is situated in the remote Bundarrah Valley, of the Omeo High Country region, a small area of farmland surrounded by National parks and forests.
Hourly to multi-day rides are a true wilderness experience. Once out the gate, you are crossing rivers and riding along narrow bush tracks through forests not touched by man.
Treks are on offer for all standards and ages of riders and can be tailor made to suit.
Treks follow along routes that were once used by Aborigines who showed early explorers, goldminers and cattlemen the way through the mountains. You seldom see others except for the group you ride with. Enjoy a great picnic lunch out bush then at night settle around the campfire, telling tall tales and listening to the sounds of the bush as a memorable camp oven dinner is cooked for you.
A favourite half day ride is one that leads to the Blue Duck Inn,a pub in the middle of nowhere alongside the Cobungra River. A ride through the bush then a sip at the pub, and a shorter trek home, whatever the weather.
Two comfortable eco-friendly rustic bush huts are available to those wanting a break away somewhere more remote. They are self-contained or catered, it is entirely up to you. Also available for riders, and non-riders, is The Willows homestead, lodge style accommodation.
Other tours by this operator
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Tour operator is licensed to conduct tours on public land