Day 1: We depart Melbourne approximately 8.00am, stopping for a hearty country morning tea before arriving at a high country farming property that’s been in the same family for many generations. After saddling up, we set off on our ‘Man from Snowy River’ experience on horseback. Locals guide us way up to spectacular 360 degree views, then we see the perilously steep hill where the famous jump scene from the movie was filmed. 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 on top of the world for lunch, enjoying a gourmet hamper on Kate Cameron’s peak, and then descend 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 Howqua Dale’s famous country breakfast gives you a big energy boost before we set off along the mountain cattlemen’s tracks through creeks and gullies to Dungeon Hut for lunch and stories of high country legends. There’s more spectacular scenery to come this afternoon before we arrive back at the stables at around 3pm for some traditional, warm Australian hospitality in the farmhouse. We return to Melbourne approximately 6.00pm.
Includes pick up and drop off ex Melbourne.
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