2 Day Howqua River Getaway
After being paired up with your trusty steed, we ride out from our Merrijig property and onto the magnificent bush trails where we make our way upwards to the base of Mt Timbertop. Here we’ll stop for a snack and a drink break before it’s back on the trails for the descent into the Howqua Valley, arriving at Frys Flat for a well-earned lunch break.
After lunch we tackle over 20 river crossings of the mighty Howqua as we head up river to 7 Mile Flat, our base camp for the night. Enjoy a swim (with or without your horse!) and a few drinks while we prepare your evening meal and a roaring camp fire. For those who are horse obsessed, you are welcome to assist with grooming & feeding your horse! At dusk (weather permitting), an outdoor movie will be screened for those who are keen before settling down for a night under the stars in the High Country.
After you crawl out of your swag the next morning, you’ll be greeted by a big breakfast to get you up and going for the day. With horses ready to hit the trails, we ride down river with some great spots along the river flats for a trot and a canter (optional) before arriving at Sheepyard Flat for lunch. We challenge you to keep count of how many river crossings you make on this trek!
After lunch we head back up and out of the valley and ride towards home, arriving by mid – late afternoon. Here you can take a well-deserved break at The Stables with some snacks and refreshments before you head back to reality!
This ride is suitable for all levels of experience.
Novice riders bum note: Ride Duration approx. 6 hours each day.
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.