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Packers High Country Horse Riding

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.

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

Price

$80.00 - $2,035.00

Rates are per person, from an hour and a half riding to five days of riding, camping and accommodation.

Payment methods accepted
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Cancellation and booking policy

Bookings are essential.

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Days of operation:
  • For the short riding treks of two hours to two days,Packers High Country Horse Riding operates during these dates. It is also possible to stay and ride out from the farm for more than two days.

    Departure details: 01/01/16 - 01/12/16

  • For the extended horse treks of more than three days, National Parks permit system allows riding onto the high plains only from 1st Dec through till 30th April of each year.

    Departure details: 01/01/16 - 01/01/17

Tour starting location:
Packers High Country Horse Riding
Mode of transport:
  • Horse
Experiences:
  • Food and Wine
  • Nature based
  • Other
  • Wildlife
Facilities:
  • Guide
Languages:
  • English
Activities:
  • Birdwatching
  • Camping
  • Horseriding
  • Animal Viewing
  • Bushwalking

Tour operator

Packers High Country Horse Riding is situated in remote farmland of the Bundarrah Valley, in the mountainous Omeo district and offer hourly to multi-day rides.

Treks are on offer for all standards and ages of riders and can be tailor made to your convenience. Once out the gate, you will be crossing rivers and riding along narrow bush tracks through forests not touched by man, a true wilderness experience.

Treks follow along routes that were once used by Indigenous Australians who showed the 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 catering can be arranged. Also available for riders, and non-riders is Packers Mountain Stay lodge style accommodation.

Opening hours:

Horse rides operate from late September until May each year. Open weekends and weekdays. Bookings are essential, please contact operator for more information.Times right vary due to weather conditions on the day.

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Memberships:
  • Tourism Alliance Victoria

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