Man from Snowy River & Heritage Ride PDF Print E-mail

michael.jpg'man from snowy river' and heritage experience

Suits: Beginners to experienced riders
Location: North East Victoria
Time: 5 days / 4 nights
Cost: AUD$2,750.00pp inc GST (minimum 6 guests)
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• High Country horse ride in the "Man from Snowy River Country"
• Quality overnight accommodation
• Authentic pioneer homestead experience
• Private and experienced guides
• Local gourmet cuisine cooked by Wendy Jubb Stoney whom runs her own cooking school
• Spectacular scenery and Australian wildlife


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Day 1: Arrive at 9.30am at our high country farming property that's been in the Watson family for many generations.

After saddling up, we set off on our ‘Man from Snowy River' experience on horseback. We ride up to spectacular 360 degree views and along the way, watch out for the wildlife that often takes a look at us, including kangaroos, wallabies and Australia's largest bird of flight, the wedge tail eagle.

We stop at "Dungeon Hut" for lunch enjoying a gourmet hamper lunch and then in the afternoon we traverse the bridle tracks through quiet valleys and points of rich historical interest.

We arrive at the celebrated "Riverhouse at Howqua Dale", a magnificent country house hotel on the banks of the Howqua River. The 6 double rooms with ensuites all have beautiful views of the garden or countryside.

Enjoy a relaxing hot shower before a riverside BBQ dinner in one of Victoria's prettiest valleys.

Day 2: Next morning we enjoy an early hearty country breakfast and start our journey up
the majestic Howqua River along the high track towards "Stockyard Creek". It is a challenging days riding with spectacular views over the river, tree fern gullies and long cantering sections. We stop for a pack lunch on the river bank surrounded by just mountains.trail ride.jpg

After lunch we ride through Wares Flat, Whisky Flat and Tobacco Flat and into Stockyard Creek to the Stoney families Pioneering Homestead. Here we are greeted with a cool drink and warm hospitaility by Wendy Jubb Stoney.

Enjoy a sumptuous traditional Australian dinner at the
homestead with all the trimmings and then retire to your room furnished with original pioneer relics and sun kissed sheets.

Day 3: A relaxing sleep in then an indulgent breakfast awaits. This is a day of relaxation where we explore the historic Howqua Hills area including ‘The Lookout', ‘The Chinese Gold Diggings', ‘Professors Hut', ‘Fred Frys Hut' and ‘Tunnel Bend'.

Tonights dinner is a special affair at "Greenstone" the Stoney family house where we will enjoy a 8 course degustation.

Day 4: Again an early rise and sumptuous breakfast. Today we return via the river track to the Riverhouse with long cantering flats and 30 river crossings. Lunch today is at the "Hideout" with much memorabilia from the "Man from Snowy River" movie.

Tonight we take a drive to the historic Kevington Hotel on the banks of the Goulburn River for dinner. This is one of the longest continually licensed hotels in Victoria dating back
to the Gold Rush era.

Day 5: Next morning we enjoy a hearty country breakfast that gives you a big energy boost before we set off for "Kate Camerons Peak" where we see the perilously steep hill where the famous jump scene from the movie was filmed.

We wind our way back down to the farmhouse and the head to lunch at the Mansfield Regional Produce Store.