High Country pack horse expedition
Clearing the way
Join up with young brumbies

Australia Day Long Weekend Break

Tour operated by: Bogong Horseback Adventures

Address: 52 Fredas Lane, Tawonga, Victoria 3697

Phone: 03 5754 4849  |  Mobile: 0427 544 849  |  Fax: 03 5754 4849  

Email: info@bogonghorse.com.au
Web: bogonghorse.com.au

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Join Bogong Horseback Adventures three day Packhorse expedition and experience a truly Australian experience. Get a little saddle grease on your trouser seat this Australia day weekend.

Travelling back in time leaving the 21st century behind as you ride into the belly of the clouds to the 'mountain dreaming place' the High country. Packhorses carrying all the camping equipment for comfortable camping. The packhorse load will surprise you with the 'magic pudding' quality, delicious camp fire meals served one after the other. Bogong Horseback Adventures are proud to combine both living an old world heritage with modern comforts and cuisine.

This expedition takes in Mount Fainter and Bogong Jacks Hideout. An iconic short Australian break. It is made easy for the casual weekend rider or the beginner rider, by camping two nights at Bogong Jacks Hideout camp. On Sunday you ride out over Mount Fainter and unload the lunch pack at Tawonga huts.

After your billy boils and the cake washed down with billy tea it is out into Pretty Valley for a few good canters, let the wind blow out the cob webs and stresses of your busy lives.

Tour pricing information (GST included)

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Three Day Pack Horse Adventure

Experienced, knowledgeable guides, Spring Spur accommodation before and after expedition, All group camping equipment, Quality locally bred and trained horses, Quality Australian saddlery, All meals as per the itinerary. Beer and table wine with evening meal, Helmets and oilskin coats, National Park fees, First aid and emergency communications, Packing lists and travel information.

01/07/1430/06/15$1,250.00$1,250.00

Payment methods accepted

BPAY  Cheque  EFTPOS  MasterCard  VISA Card 

Cancellation and booking policy

Bookings for daily trail rides are paid on the day. All bookings on packhorse tours must be secured with a 20% deposit, and a signed booking form and waiver. Full payment 30 days prior to departureCancellation Conditions, more than 30 days prior to departure 100 per cent deposit reimbursed. Cancellation 30 days or less prior to departure 100 per cent of tour cost will be forfeited.Please note, under some circumstances we will transfer a booking to a future departure at no penalty.

Tour starting location

Spring Spur Stables

Tour highlights

Mount Fainter

Mode of transport

  • Horse

Activities

  • Barbeque
  • Birdwatching
  • Camping
  • Farm/Station
  • Horseriding
  • Lessons/tutorials
  • Bush Tucker
  • Animal Viewing

Experiences

  • Food and Wine
  • Sports

Facilities

  • Car park
  • Courtesy transfer
  • Guide
  • Public transport

Disabled access

All expeditions are suitable for people with some disabilities. Please discuss your needs with Bogong Horseback Adventures.

Languages

  • English

Bogong Horseback Adventures has been running award winning tours since 1986. With licensed access to the Alpine National Park and Mount Bogong, the riding landscape is truly spectacular.

Based at out Spring Spur Stables, Bogong Horseback Adventures travel from rich mountain valleys to the vast Bogong High Plains and Victoria's highest mountain, Mount Bogong. The award winning tours combine, great food and wine, fantastic mountain bred horses and friendly, experienced staff.

With a range of tours from three days to seven days, Bogong Horseback Adventures can cater for riders of all levels of experience. Taking care to match horse and rider, we offer tuition to those who desire.

The Spring Spur stables, nestled below Victoria's highest mountain, are an ideal starting point to experience the best the High Country has to offer. The Bogong area of the Alpine National Park features the seven highest peaks in Victoria, vast rolling High Plains, dozens of historic huts, mobs of brumbies, fast flowing mountain rivers, spectacular displays of wildflowers, old goldmines and a network of mining and cattle tracks cut into mountain sides over 100 years ago.

The best way to experience this vast area, most of it inaccessible to four wheel drive, is to join one of the Packhorse supported tours. Continuing an unbroken tradition dating back to the 1860's, the team can take you on the journey of a lifetime.

Breeding and training Australian Stock Horses, Bogong Horseback Adventures have a program of clinics and workshops in Australian Horsemanship, offering insights into the traditions of mountain horse lore, natural horsemanship and the skills of bush riding, camping with horses and using packhorses.

Offering two hour, half day and full day rides in the Alpine Park from the Tawonga stables.

Tourism awards

2012  - Victorian Tourism Awards  - Finalist

Memberships

  • The Ecotourism Association of Australia
  • Tourism Alliance Victoria
  • Visitor Information Centre
Parks Victoria Licence
Tour operator is licensed to conduct tours on public land

How to get here

High Country

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