Four Day Adventure (note all 4 day rides, not for beginner riders)
Note: depending on what tracks are open at the time will depend on what 4-day adventure ride we can do, both rides will see all main sights, the difference is: River Track, you ride back down the Howqua river, making you way through river crossing back to sheepyard flat and the other option is that you stay at Lovick’s hut 2 nights and get to ride out along the Bluff for amazing views. The ride will be names on schedule but may change depending on conditions.
Four Day Adventure – River Experience
4 days 3 nights.
Meeting at Merrijig, we are transported to King Saddle on Mt. Stirling itself where you will be matched with your horse, 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.
You then make your way down the valley, taking in the awe-inspiring views of the mountains in the distance. Where you meet along the way by the support team to have a scrumptious lunch.
After lunch we relax into the saddle where we make our way down the Howqua Valley with its ever-changing vegetation to our camp site at Flats Spur on the Howqua River.
After a hearty breakfast we make our way up the Bluff link Rd where we meet at the Bluff Hut for lunch. Take time to walk up to the lookout to see the magnificent views. After lunch we ride through the alpine flora heading across Mt Lovick as we head towards our camp for the night at Lovick’s Hut. Enjoy a hearty bush cooked meal.
We experience the spectacular scenery as seen in “the man from Snowy River” films; we ride over King Billy, Mt. Magdala, and hells window. Mt Howitt all the while surrounded by breathtaking scenery of deep valleys below and the mountains stretching into the distance.
Feel as though you are on top of the world as you take in the breathtaking views and carpets of wildflowers, enjoy lunch on top of Mt. Howitt under the twisted snow gums, before we descend the infamous Howitt spur staircase into the Howqua valley, where our overnight camp is set on the banks of the Howqua river surrounded by towering white gums and mountain ash.
Wake up to the sounds of the bush and the smell of a hearty breakfast. We then saddle up and ride down through the forest of white gums, mountain ash and ferny creek valleys, taking a break at Ritchie's hut then once more follow the Howqua River with its many crossings, to be met along the way by our back up crew with another tasty lunch. Then making our way home towards Tunnel bend, along the way Bruce can point out where the famous river crossing scenes from the Man from Snowy River Movies were shot. Before ended your adventure in the Historical Howqua Valley.
Cost $1830 per person