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Horse Riding

Explore the High Plains: A 5-Day Historical Tour

48 Fredas Ln, Tawonga VIC 3697, Australia

Activity provided by Bogong Horseback Adventures

5 days (approx.) - English

Bogong Horseback Adventures

What could be more Australian than this long weekend getaway. Featuring the legendary High Country Horse, a few days in the beautiful Alpine National Park, campfire roast lamb and a swag under the stars.

Highlights
  • Experience a truly Australian experience by joining a three-day Packhorse expedition
  • Travel in a time-honored way and ride into the belly of the clouds to the ‘mountain dreaming place’ the High Country
  • Enjoy delicious campfire meals served one after the other
  • Ride out over Mt Fainter and unload the lunch pack at Little Plain
  • Ride up the Big Hill Cattle Track to camp at Bogong Jack’s hideout, on the North Fainter Spur
Description
Experience a truly Australian adventure over the Australia Day weekend with Bogong Horseback Adventures’ three-day Packhorse expedition. Travel in a time-honored way, riding into the belly of the clouds to the 'mountain dreaming place' of the High Country. Our pack horses are expertly matched to the rider, and the load will surprise you with its ‘magic pudding’ quality, as delicious campfire meals are served one after the other. We make it easy for the casual weekend rider or the beginner rider, by camping two nights at Bogong Jack’s Hideout camp. On day two, you ride out over Mt Fainter and unload the lunch pack at Little Plain. After your billy boils and the cake washed down with a pannikin of tea, it's up onto Mount Fainter Bluff for a few good canters, letting the wind blow out the cobwebs and stresses of your busy lives. This expedition takes in Mount Fainter and Bogong Jack’s Hideout, an iconic short Australian break. Our program commences annually in the late spring when the peaks of the Victorian High Country shake off their winter snows and alpine life starts to stir. Along with gold seekers, bushrangers and early adventurers, the Aboriginal peoples of the surrounding country embarked on their annual migration to the High Plains, and until recently the mountain cattlemen, following their time-honored ways, pushed their cattle up to the 'tops'. All expeditions include a night before and a night after at Spring Spur, where you can join the family for a meal and enjoy your comfortable en-suite room. Transfers to and from Albury NSW are also available. Our experienced, knowledgeable guides will provide you with helmets and oilskin coats, and all group camping equipment, quality Australian saddlery, meals, beer and table wine with evening meal, national park fees, first aid and emergency communications, packing lists and travel information. So, get a little saddle grease on your trouser seat and join us for a truly Australian experience.
Starting Location
48 Fredas Ln, Tawonga VIC 3697, Australia.
Itineraries are subject to change.
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