$2750.00pp inc GST
Mountains, rivers & wildlife : Experience all the High country has to offer on this exciting five day adventure.
– See the Jump Scene in the ‘Man from Snowy River’ movie
– Quality overnight accommodation.
– Authentic pioneer homestead experience
– local gourmet cuisine including degustation dinner
– Spectacular 360 degree views.
– Up to 68 river crossings.
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 our bush hut for 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.
After lunch we ride through Wares Flat, Whisky Flat and Tobacco Flat and into Stockyard Creek to the Stoney families Pioneering Homestead.
We enjoy food supplied by Ben Davies from the High Country Food Co.
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 Fry’s Hut’ and ‘Tunnel Bend’.
We enjoy a 7 course degustation dinner hosted by Ben Davies from the High Country Food Co.
Day 4: Again an early rise and cooked breakfast. Today we return via the river track to the Riverhouse with long cantering flats and 64 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 Merrijig Hunt Club Hotel in Merrijig with its rich history linked to the Man from Snowy River movie.
Day 5: Next morning we enjoy a hearty country breakfast that gives you a big energy boost before we set off for “Kate Cameron’s 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 then transfer to
Mansfield for lunch at the Mansfield Regional Produce Store.
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October 31 (Monday) - November 4 (Friday)