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Pioneering the High Plains

03 5754 4849

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Bogong Horseback Adventures

Step back into another time with a celebration of our heritage. Ride the High Plains on a journey to the Mittagundi Bush Dance and Pioneer Festival before climbing onto Mount Bogong, Victoria's highest mountain.

Pioneering the High Plains expedition takes you on a journey, through diverse landscapes, along a route that highlights the vertical scale, and the rich cultural heritage of the Victorian High Country.

Mid tour we follow the spectacular Track 107 down to Mittagundi, a not for profit outdoor education centre where they host the annual Mittagundi Bush Dance and Pioneer Skills fundraising weekend. We invite our guests to get involved in a traditional bush festivities weekend and pick up some long lost bush skills along the way.

For our final few days we head up The Long Spur to our final camp on Mount Bogong, Victoria's highest mountain. On your last day you climb to the highest place you can take a horse in Australia, and nestled in the valley far below is Spring Spur, your destination at day's end.

Price & booking

Tour pricing information (GST included)

Type Valid Price
Seven 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.
01/07/15 - 30/06/17 $3,150.00
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 per cent 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.

More info

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Days of operation:
  • Departure details: 05/01/16 - 05/01/16

Tour starting location:
Spring Spur
Mode of transport:
  • Horse
Experiences:
  • Nature based
Facilities:
  • Car park
  • Courtesy transfer
  • Guide
  • Public transport
Languages:
  • English
Activities:
  • Astronomy
  • Birdwatching
  • Camping
  • Cooking
  • Farm/Station
  • Bush Tucker
  • Animal Viewing
Disabled access:
All expeditions are suitable for people with some disabilities. Please discuss your needs with Bogong Horseback Adventures.

Tour operator

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 daily trail rides in the Alpine Park from the Tawonga stables, as well as renowned award winning multi-day packhorse expeditions into Victorias High Country.

Opening hours:

Day rides in lower forest areas are available all year by appointment. High Country Packhorse tours are offered from December to April only, due to winter snows and license conditions, bookings are essential. Weekend riding packages and horsemanship clinics based at the new Spring Spur Stay farm accommodation are available throughout the year.

  • Thursday to Monday

    7:00am - 7:00pm

  • Seven days a week during school holidays

    7:00am - 7:00pm

Memberships:
  • The Ecotourism Association of Australia

  • Tourism Alliance Victoria

  • Visitor Information Centre

Licenses: