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High Country Horse Riding, Victoria‘Man from Snowy River' experience

Suits: Beginners to experienced riders
Location: North East Victoria
Time: 5 days
When: Monday 1st December  - Friday 5th December 2014
            (5 days 4 nights)
Cost: AUD $1,650.00pp (inc GST)

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HIGHLIGHTS

• Ride with 5th generation mountain cattlemen
• Follow in the footsteps of the pioneers of the
   high country who inspired the movie "The Man from
   Snowy River
• Enjoy stories around the camp fire
• Enjoy exclusive use of remote cattlemen huts
• Listen to the Master of Horses from the ‘Man from Snowy River’

 

 

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Take this extraordinary trek accompanied by Michael Watson second generation and Charlie Lovick, a fifth generation high country cattleman and Master of Horses for both "Man from Snowy River" movies.

Day 1: Arrive at our working cattle property nestled at the base of the high country. Here you begin your bush education on horseback and start the drive along the back roads of the low country finishing at “Seeforth Station” a high country outpost settled by the Lovick family in the 1870's.

Day 2:  We drive the cattle alongside the majestic Howqua River along traditional bridle trails used by mountain cattlemen for 150 years, we criss-cross the river and canter along open river flats that makes for an exhilarating day in the saddle. We camp  the night on 7 mile creek in swags the traditional Australian bush camp. Here we can enjoy a swim in its crystal clear waters and enjoy a traditional cattlemen’s roast with stories around the camp fire. river crossing.jpg

Day 3: We drive the cattle further up the majestic Howqua River then up to Refrigerator Gap and under the spectacular face of the "Bluff" over into the next valley and onto the Jamieson River. We camp the night in the Upper Jamieson Hut. 

Day 4: The cattle are on their final leg of their journey for the summer today and we ride the true Great Dividing Range. We ride up over Mt Clear, Dead Horse Spur, King Billy and then onto Lovicks Hut for the evening. This is the cream of the spectacular High Country Scenery. 

Day 5: We start our journey home visiting the Bluff Hut for morning tea and then down the 16 mile track to the Howqua River all the way back to Seeforth Station.