Australia Rustic Holiday

5.0 (3)
3 days 2 nights
Australia
Difficulty
Easy
Comfort
Premium
Weight limit
95 kg / 209 lb

Get away to the Yarra Valley for a short adventure of horse-riding with us. Spend your nights in our charming yet luxurious huts and spend your days exploring the countryside on horseback, just an hour away from Melbourne.

US$ 1 170
per tourist for 3 days
Departing from
Victoria, Chum Creek
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Number of individuals
Only in the Horse Tours Club
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Photo Clancy L.
Clancy L. is the provider of this trip
The provider speaks: English
We employ some of Australia’s most experienced Horse Trail Guides. I started my first trail riding business in 1995 after working many years for other Horse Trail Riding Operators from 1988. With over 32 years experience, and 11,000 hours on horses and having taken out over 8,000 people on horse trail rides, our team are well practised in the craft of running safe and enjoyable horse trail rides for riders of all experience levels in the great Australia bush and Victorian High Country. Our Huts are also pretty nice, each Hut has its own private dam, outside front and back verandah. One Hut has the Yarra Valleys’ biggest and best fireplace and was a National FInalist in Stayz most ‘Romantic’ category and the other Hut has a Japanese Soaking Tub. We love sharing this amazing part of the world and feel blessed to meet all the incredible people who come along our path. Can’t wait to see you.

Tour highlights

Relaxing Stay
Stay in rustic yet luxurious accommodation
Behold the Yarra Valley
Admire the world-class view of the valley, Victoria's oldest wine region
Perfect for All Riders
And even for non-riders

Route details

Day 1
Our First Bush Adventure

Arrive at our farm for a 9am start! Drop off your bags and head over to the horse yards to meet your steed and be briefed on your 2 days of adventure. Then we head off straight into the bush for a few hours of riding high in the Yarra Valley Ranges and relaxing in the saddle before we come to our hidden gem of a lunch spot.

Enjoy a hearty lunch whilst relaxing around the campfire, under one of the oldest oak trees in the valley. The tree and the views have to be seen to be believed! Once you’re refreshed, it’s back into the saddle to explore the bush some more, keep an eye out for the Wedgetail Eagles soaring along the ridge.

As the afternoon draws to an end, arrive back at the farm to retire to your luxurious and cosy huts for a shower or spa, then sit back on the deck with a drink in hand whilst watching the evening set in and the animals retire. Dinner won’t be far off, and you won’t go hungry with plenty of delicious local fare.

Retire for the night under crisp sheets in our twin share rooms, and get some rest for another full day of riding tomorrow!

Australia Riding
Day 2
Wild Mountain Lands
Day 3
Departure
Difficulty
Easy
Tour provider's comments

5-6 riding per day. Suitable for all levels.

Breed: Quarter, Clydie cross, Paints, Arab cross, Standardbred, Percheron.

Saddlery: We ride in stock saddles for comfort and security. Each saddle has been individually fitted to the horse to ensure their comfort and wellbeing.

If you are unsure of your level, please call and have a chat to one of our friendly staff who will be able to advise.  

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Accommodation

Comfort
Premium
Camp Site
2 nights

Check-in Time: 09:00

Check-out Time: 09:30

2 nights
Our Luxurious Hut

Experience the idyllic countryside retreat where luxury seamlessly blends with nature. Nestled in the picturesque Yarra Valley, the Hut sits on a 136-acre working farm that adjoins the expansive 83,000-acre Toolangi State Forest, offering a haven for diverse wildlife. Just a 10-minute drive from wineries and dining spots and an hour away from Melbourne CBD and the airport, this unique luxury country cottage boasts three bedrooms accommodating up to six guests.

Every corner of the Hut offers breathtaking views, and the cozy interior features a remarkable original stone fireplace, perfect for unwinding on the soft leather sofa. The newly renovated bathroom includes a double spa with a large bi-fold window overlooking the serene bush and paddocks, providing glimpses of horses and wombats while you savor a glass of wine. The fully equipped kitchen allows for self-catering, while the shady back deck invites you to relax with a Yarra Valley wine, try your hand at yabby or trout fishing in the dam and enjoy a BBQ.

Explore the adjacent Toolangi State Forest with its stunning vistas of the Yarra Valley and Great Dividing Range, or simply revel in the abundant wildlife, including kangaroos, wombats, wallabies, eagles and native water birds. Embrace a digital detox as there is no TV, although guests can access the internet via smartphones, and some choose to bring their own devices for entertainment. Telstra mobiles have good coverage, but other carriers may be unreliable.

The Hut offers:
- Yarra Valley’s largest open fireplace with ample firewood
- Proximity to wineries (5 minutes) and Melbourne (1 hour)
- Modern Australian country design
- Split system air-conditioning
- High-quality fully equipped kitchen
- Professionally cleaned luxury cotton linen bedding
- Luxurious body wash
- Double spa
- Fenced back deck with BBQ and outdoor seating overlooking a private dam
- Family-friendly amenities
- Heating facilities
- Peaceful setting surrounded by wildlife
- Access to vast State Forest with excellent walking trails
- Fresh mountain air and stunning views from all windows
- A perfect deck for outdoor dining or birdwatching at breakfast

Tickets to group meeting place

Group meeting place
Victoria, Chum Creek
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Included

  • accommodation;
  • Traditional Australian campfire cooked meals and drinks (non-alcoholic) from lunch on day 1 until breakfast on day 3;
  • all required gear (helmets, coats);
  • all linen and towels;
  • guides.

Extras

  • flights;
  • airport transfers.

Group size

up to 10 tourists

Duration

3 days
2 nights

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • appropriate clothing for riding (long pants and closed toed boots);
  • phone charger;
  • special dietary food if you require;
  • some comfy clothes for relaxing in the huts;
  • BYO alcohol.
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Tour reviews

5.0
Based on 3 reviews
  • S
    Shady
    25 Apr, 2024
    about provider
    Fantastic family getaway at a stunning air bnb, staff are incredibly wonderful as is the location. If there were an option for 10 stars, that's what I would give it.
    25 Apr, 2024
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    Daniel
    19 Mar, 2024
    about provider
    I had an amazing time here recently. The horses, especially Sugar and Bumpy, were exceptional! I would definitely suggest this location to anyone seeking a wonderful horseback riding adventure. Abbey was my instructor, and she was truly outstanding. Her instruction and knowledge enhanced the ride significantly. I can't wait to go back for another ride!
    19 Mar, 2024
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    Travis
    23 Aug, 2023
    about provider
    Abby was fantastic and extremely knowledgable, she made us all feel at ease while horseback riding and provided excellent guidance, especially when it came to more advamced activities like trotting. The property is stunning and relaxing by the fire with a glass of wine was the perfect way to spend a Sunday arvo. i highly reccomend this experience
    23 Aug, 2023

Dates and Prices

  • US$ 1 170
    7 – 9 Oct 3 days 2 nights
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