OVERNIGHT RIDES SCHEDULE


Listed below is a brief description of our weekend overnight rides followed by a calendar of our latest availability. It only lists the dates that are not yet fully booked and not all our departure dates.

PRICE: from $250.00pp inc GST  

  • Spectacular 360 degree views

  • Overnight accommodation in rustic bunkhouse.

  • Fully Catered breakfast, lunch, dinner.

  • See the jump scene from the “Man from Snowy River” movie.

ITINERARY

1 DAY 2 NIGHT MAN FROM SNOWY RIVER RIDE - $250.00pp INC GST

FRIDAY:
Arrive late afternoon / evening at Home Station Lodge at your leisure.

SATURDAY:
Enjoy a pancake breakfast before departing Home Station Lodge for a short drive to our high country farming property that’s been in the Watson family for many generations.

Upon arrival you are greeted by the Watson family and fitted with your riding gear and provided with tuition before setting out on your experience on horseback.

You 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.

The ride takes you to the famous ‘jump scene’ from the “Man from Snowy River” movie.

You then descend to the Dungeon Hut for a picnic lunch.

After lunch you ride up to another spectacular peak overlooking the high country on one side and the valley on the other before descending back to the farm.

A short drive back to Home Station Lodge for a relaxing hot shower and a BBQ dinner around the campfire overlooking the Delatite Valley.

SUNDAY:
Enjoy a cooked breakfast before departure. The rest of the day is up to you. We are located in the valley below Mt Buller so why not organise a day at the snow?

2 DAY 2 NIGHT HOWQUA RIVER RIDE - $450.00pp INC GST

FRIDAY:

Arrive at the Hideout at your leisure from 4.00pm. Meal not included this evening.

SATURDAY:

Enjoy a cooked breakfast before departing the ‘Hideout’ for a short drive to our high country farming property that’s been in the Watson family for many generations.

We set off from our farm and ride through to the Dungeon Gully and then traverse the bridle tracks along creek beds and open tracks to the Howqua River and the ‘Hideout’ for lunch.

After lunch we then follow the high track up the river through Running Creek Reserve with spectacular views over the river. Our return is via the river track with many crossings and exciting cantering sections.

Enjoy a relaxing hot shower before a BBQ dinner around the campfire.

SUNDAY:

We start our day with 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 then head down to the farm for lunch to complete our ride.

2 DAY 2 NIGHT HOWQUA VALLEY RIDE - $450.00pp INC GST

FRIDAY:
Arrive at Howqua Valley views at your leisure from 4.00pm. Meal not included this evening.

SATURDAY:
Enjoy a cooked breakfast before departing Howqua Valley Views for a short drive to our high country farming property that’s been in the Watson family for many generations.

We then 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 the amazing bird life.

We ride to the Dungeon Hut for  lunch.

After lunch we ride through creek beds and bridle tracks to our accommodation at Howqua Valley Views, a bunkhouse converted from stables. There are 4 bunkrooms with 2 bathrooms.

Enjoy a relaxing hot shower before a hearty roast dinner in one of Victoria’s prettiest valleys.

SUNDAY:
We start our day with 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 then head down to the farm for lunch to complete our ride.

2 DAY LUXURY RIDE AND FLY FISHING TOUR (MID-WEEK) - $800.00pp INC GST

DAY 1:

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

We trek our way from our farm and ride up to spectacular 360 degree views whilst we 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 pass
through the Dungeon Gully and then traverse the bridle tracks along creek beds and open tracks to the Howqua River and
our destination ‘River Downs’ for a late lunch.

After lunch and as the afternoon draws to a close this offers the optimum fly fishing conditions. With the expertise of your fly fishing guide and his secret locations you enjoy a 3 hour late afternoon session. Please note fly fishing is catch and release.
Then luxuriate at the end of the day in your fully renovated Historic Miners Cottage complete with spa bath for the evening. Enjoy an intimate dinner with our regional produce hamper supplied by our local Mansfield Regional Produce Store.

DAY 2:

Breakfast is supplied in the cottage and then we then set off for “Kate Camerons Peak” where we see the perilously steep hill where the famous jump scene from the “Man from Snowy River” movie was filmed. We wind our way back down to the farm to complete our ride. We then drive to Mansfield Regional Produce Store for lunch.

Next available weekend rides

8jan - 10All Day3 Day 3 Night Family Ride(All Day) Availability: 2 spaces available Price: $550.00pp inc GST
3feb - 4All Day2 Day 2 Night Howqua River Ride(All Day) Availability: 2 spaces available Price: $450.00pp inc GST
12mar - 16All Day5 Day 'Man from Snowy River' and Heritage Ride(All Day) Availability: 2 spaces available Price: $2500.00pp inc GST
24apr - 25All Day2 Day Luxury Ride (mid-week)(All Day) Price: $800.00pp inc GST
28apr - 29All Day2 Day 2 Night Howqua Valley Ride(All Day) Price: $450.00pp inc GST
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Michael and Sally Watson

PHONE: (03) 5777 3552
FAX: (03) 5775 1757
EMAIL: info@watsonstrailrides.com.au

ADDRESS: 296 Three Chain Rd, Booroolite, Victoria, 3724
MAIL: PO Box 207. Mansfield VIC 3724