November to April - The High Country
During the months of November through April most rides begin at Higgins Hut on the Bennison Plains, which, at almost 5000 feet above sea level, is set in the true High Country of Australia. The hut is an original mountain Cattleman's hut belonging to the Higgins family and is still used today by mountain cattlemen when droving and mustering. The hut incorporates a bunkhouse which has comfortable beds and a wood heater to ensure warm nights rest. The hut also has hot showers and septic toilet facilities.
On the extended horse riding tours we follow the spectacular scenery from "The Man from Snowy River" movies including Craig's Hut, Mt Howitt, Mt Magdala, The Bluff and Mt Stirling. Alternately we visit Mt Reynard, Bryce's Gorge, Mt Wellington High Plains, Mt Tamboritha, Mt Arbuckle, Dargo High Plains Area and many more places like Lake Tarli Karng, the hidden lake nestled deep within the mountains. We also visit historical Wonnangatta Station and the Bogong High Plains area.
May, June, October - Licola Valley
During the months of May, June and October the rides run in and around the picturesque Licola Valley. We visit places such as Mt Lookout, Mt Selma, Mt Matlock, Horse Hill Range, The Connors High Plains, Woods Point Pub and Walhalla.
PLEASE NOTE: As we ride at higher altitudes in the summer months, daily maximum temperatures range between 22° - 27° C.