Labour Day Rodeo Ride
3 days 2 nights.
Departing from picturesque Merrijig property where the McCormack's have farmed for many generations, once you have been matched up with your horse for the trip, we ride up into the Buttercup Valley where you may well recognise the views from the Man from Snowy River films which were filmed in the area. Bruce can recount to you stories of the times had as he was one of the crack riders in both of the movies.
As we make our way through the peppermint gums and candle bark forest down to Buttercup Creek you may observe kangaroos resting in the shade or even spot a fellow deer. follow the ridges looking down into the Delatite Valley, and then make our way up to Bald Hill where we will be met with a scrumptious lunch then mount up, once again warming into the saddle you may like to pick the pace up a little and there are plenty of chances to trot and canter along as we make our way along the jeep track then head down into to our Base hut at Buttercup to spend the night.
You will be transported by bus back for the Merrijig Rodeo, your ticket in included in your ride costs, but you will need to buy your own dinner and Drinks at the rodeo. We will supply chairs in an area at the Rodeo for you to sit back and enjoy the night. We return after the event has finished (aprox.10pm) to buttercup for the night.
Re-live the movies and ride to Craig's hut, the set where The Man from Snowy River was filmed.
The day starts with breakfast at buttercup hut, then you will be transported to King saddle on Mt. Stirling, where you will find your trusty steed waiting for you. We then we make our way through the magnificent woolybutt forest and gnarled snow gums taking in the spectacular 360 degree views from the summit of Mt. Stirling, as your horse picks his way along old cattle tracks you head towards the famous Craig’s Hut, you have the chance to chat to Bruce about his time spent as one of the crack riders in the Man From Snowy River movies. He can point out along the way different locations used in the films. When you finally arrive at Craig’s hut you can take in the stunning views with the sleeping Indian in the background Mt.Cobbler. Enjoy a chance to look around the hut and get a photo on your horse with Craig’s hut in the background. Then head over where the support team have a scrumptious lunch waiting for you to enjoy.
After lunch we descend into the King Valley making our way along the King River through the towering white gums and ferny creek valley to our mustering hut, enjoy a camp oven roast then relax around the campfire.
After a leisurely breakfast we saddle up our trusty steeds, and then make our way through the bush to the banks of the Delatite River, where we can have a relaxing lunch. Then make our way back home to Merrijig along the way taking in the views of Mt. Timbertop and the Delatite valley, as we traverse the ridges then make our way across Buttercup Creek.
Cost $1260 per person