The two day two night Howqua Valley horse trail rides starts on the Saturday, after a cooked breakfast at the accommodation provided by Watson's Mountain Country Trail Rides, they then drive you to their farm.
On the morning ride you will take in spectacular views looking out for the wildlife along the way and taking the opportunities for trotting and cantering. Having lunch at the Dungeon Hut before taking the bridle trails along the creek beds and gullies through to the Howqua River. Crossing this several times before arriving at their bunk house accommodation sitting up high above the river. Enjoy a roast dinner in the evening.
On Sunday, after another cooked breakfast you will depart the accommodation and ride up to where the 'Man from Snowy River' movie was filmed. Stopping with plenty of time for photos before descending back to the valley floor and their farm for a barbecue lunch to complete the ride.
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Watson's Mountain Country Trail Rides offer horse riding in the High Country that leaves from a family farm, located three hours north east of Melbourne near the town of Mansfield.
Rides start from one hour through to seven days in duration and are suitable for all levels of riding ability. Most of the rides show guests where the famous downhill scene from the 'Man from Snowy River' was filmed and they all feature spectacular scenery. Most most days you will see native wildlife such as kangaroos, wallabies, wombats and a colourful array of bird life.
Their most popular rides are one to three hour rides, two day two night Bunkhouse rides, two day luxury rides and their feature rides are a five day 'Man from Snowy River' and heritage ride that has been judged one of the 20 best adventure experiences in Australia, and a seven day Bluff and Beyond Ride that travels to the highest peaks in the High Country.
All equipment is supplied and are one of two business accredited in Australia with Horse Safety Australia. Watson's Mountain Country Trail Rides have been offering rides since 1982.
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