8 Day Wonnangatta Safari
If you love horses and are looking for a hands on horse experience like no other, then this option will be perfect for you. This ride is set up for those looking for an extreme horseback adventure.
You will be carefully matched to one of our best mountain horses and he/she will become your partner for the next 8 days. During your journey you will build a bond with your horse that will stay with you forever. This ride takes in some of the most spectacular views and trails that the Victorian High Country has to offer – but make no mistake … these trails are not for the faint hearted. You will be challenged with long days in the saddle, rough and very steep climbs and descents along with narrow trails high in the mountains. To tackle this ride you will need reasonable riding skills (be able to trot and canter and stand out of the saddle on large climbs).
If you want to experience the horse trip of a lifetime right here in the heart of the Man From snowy River country then look no further. As far as horse adventures go this is the Kokoda track/ Mt Everest of trail rides! It’s tough, it’s hard, you will get sore & tired at times – but get to the end (and you will), and it will be an experience you will talk about to your grandkids ….. you will want to come back and do it again (this happens a lot!!).
The ride ….. We will take you on a trek starting at 7 Mile Flat and finishing 8 days later at our Merrijig property. Along the way we visit many iconic huts including Stoneys Hut (Bluff Hut), Lovicks Hut and Howitt Hut. Each day is a new adventure, some days it’s 360 degree views, and other days it’s beautiful river valleys. Each long day in the saddle is followed by an easier day to help rest horse and rider. A full rest day in Wonnangatta will give everyone a well-earned break and an opportunity to take your new best mate for a swim and a wash in the river, do a spot of fishing or just kick back with a few drinks and soak up the atmosphere.
A few days into the ride you’ll have created a bond with your horse and will be relying on each other day and night. At the end of the ride there will not be a track or trail in the high country that you and your trusty steed can’t handle. This is not just an 8 day horse ride – it’s an 8 Day high country horse experience where you will learn new skills and be well on the way to becoming a true horseman or horsewoman. You will see and experience all of what the Victorian high country has to offer – but the most rewarding thing is getting to the end and reflecting on what you have actually achieved and the bond you have developed with your horse. It will be hard to say goodbye!
Proof of riding ability is required if you have not ridden with us before. Due to steep terrain, maximum rider weight limit of 100kg applies to this ride. For further information, please contact us.
Note: this ride books out very quickly and we only have limited spaces (maximum of 10 guests).
Our Ride Schedule
PLEASE NOTE: We Also Cater For Private Bookings (Min. 6, Max. 16 People) For Group Rides. You Can Choose From Any Of Our Standard Ride Options Or Have Us Tailor A Ride To Suit Your Needs. Private Group Bookings Are Offered For 2 Hour Rides Right Up To 6 Day Adventures. Rides Greater Than 2 Days Are Subject To Schedule Availability And Are Typically Held Mid Week. If You Are Looking To Book A Private Multi-Day Ride Including A Weekend, Please Contact Us Well In Advance Of Your Preferred Ride Date So We Can Incorporate It Into Our Season Ride Schedule.