Australia - Snowy Mountains

  • Open Oct-Apr
  • Set arrivals
  • 4 to 6 nights / 3 to 5 days of riding | 4 to 5 hours riding per day | Nearest airport:Sydney
  • Weight limit: 17st (108 kg) (238 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 16

This ride takes you through the Kosciuszko National Park for up to five days riding. Much of the Snowy Mountains are contained within the Kosciuszko National Park and the challenging country is ideal for exploring on horseback.

The outfitter with whom you will be riding pioneered riding trips in the National Park over forty years ago and has a deep knowledge and understanding of the park. This alpine wilderness has a history rich in legends of mountain horsemen.

Riding through this country will take you around mountain lakes, along crystal clear streams and up to peaks with stunning views. The area is home to emus, kangaroos and wombats as well as herds of brumbies (Australian wild horses).

While riding experience is an advantage, the first time rider will usually cope if they have a reasonable level of fitness and a spirit for adventure.

Reynella is an excellent place to learn to ride. Beginners can gain confidence and the most confident riders can refine their skills being given the opportunity to ride more challenging mounts.

Due to the terrain much of the riding is at a walk, though there may be some opportunities to have a canter.

Most horses are ridden in Australian Stock saddles.

This is a trail ride. The first and last nights are spent in comfortable lodge-style accommodation at The Homestead. There are a number of rooms, each accommodating anywhere from two to six people with shared shower facilities for all. The rooms contain a mixture of beds, including doubles, singles and bunk-beds.

For the nights on the trail you camp in two-man tents with a thick mattresses or if you prefer, you can camp under the stars. Sleeping bags are available for hire, if you do not wish to take your own. Part of the fun of the trail is to help erect and dismantle the tents.

Washing facilities on the trail are limited, but you may be able to swim in rivers.

 

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Upcoming Dates

Alpine Horse Safaris (for 3, 4 and 5 nights) into Kosciuszko National Park are scheduled throughout November to April.

Homestead Rides also run over certain dates.

Holiday Experience LevelExp Lvl Arrive - DepartArr - Dep   Price Itinerary Availability
Alpine 6 night Safari 27 Dec 2019 - 2 Jan 2020 6 nights 6 ngts $1,748.45 View (.pdf) Book
Alpine 4 night Safari 5 Jan 2020 - 9 Jan 2020 4 nights 4 ngts $1,136.86 View (.pdf) Book
Alpine 5 night Safari 12 Jan 2020 - 17 Jan 2020 5 nights 5 ngts $1,395.89 View (.pdf) Book
Alpine 4 night Safari 24 Jan 2020 - 28 Jan 2020 4 nights 4 ngts $1,136.86 View (.pdf) Book
Alpine 6 night Safari 9 Feb 2020 - 15 Feb 2020 6 nights 6 ngts $1,748.45 View (.pdf) Book
Alpine 4 night Safari 20 Feb 2020 - 24 Feb 2020 4 nights 4 ngts $1,136.86 View (.pdf) Book
Alpine 4 night Safari 6 Mar 2020 - 10 Mar 2020 4 nights 4 ngts $1,136.86 View (.pdf) Book
Alpine 4 night Safari 13 Mar 2020 - 17 Mar 2020 4 nights 4 ngts $1,136.86 View (.pdf) Book
Alpine 5 night Safari 22 Mar 2020 - 27 Mar 2020 5 nights 5 ngts $1,395.89 View (.pdf) Book
Alpine 4 night Safari 3 Apr 2020 - 7 Apr 2020 4 nights 4 ngts $1,136.86 View (.pdf) Book
Alpine 4 night Easter Ride 9 Apr 2020 - 13 Apr 2020 4 nights 4 ngts $1,291.55 View (.pdf) Book
Alpine 5 night Easter Ride 9 Apr 2020 - 14 Apr 2020 5 nights 5 ngts $1,395.89 View (.pdf) Book
Alpine 4 night Safari 16 Apr 2020 - 20 Apr 2020 4 nights 4 ngts $1,136.86 View (.pdf) Book
Alpine 4 night Safari 21 Apr 2020 - 25 Apr 2020 4 nights 4 ngts $1,136.86 View (.pdf) Book
Alpine 6 night Safari 21 Apr 2020 - 27 Apr 2020 6 nights 6 ngts $1,748.45 View (.pdf) Book

Prices

INCLUDES Alpine Horses Safaris include accommodation on the first and last night of the ride at the Homestead; tented accommodation during the ride; full board; riding and guides.

Homestead Rides include four nights accommodation at the Homestead; all meals; three days of riding.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT It is not possible to request a single room and so you must be prepared to share.

PAYABLE LOCALLY Drinks; transfers from Cooma; sleeping bag and oilskin hire (A$45 each if necessary); tips.

NEAREST AIRPORT Cooma. It is best to take a train from Sydney to Canberra, which is met by a coach to Cooma or you could self-drive.

TRANSFERS Return transfers from Cooma are A$72 per person, payable locally.

 


Getting There

You should arrive at Reynella between 5pm and 7pm for dinner, briefing and to get to know the other guests. Reynella Homestead is 50km from Cooma.

Reynella will collect from the Cooma Bus stop located in Centenial Park, Cooma, at 6:18pm (this is the arrival time of the NSW TrainLink coach (CountryLink) from Canberra). At the end of your holiday you can be taken back to Cooma to connect with the 10:00am NSW TrainLink connection to Canberra. Transfers from Cooma to Reynella cost AUD 36 each way and need to be booked in advance.

Most people get to Cooma on the NSW TrainLink (www.nswtrainlink.info) which provides a regional train and coach services (formerly provided by CountryLink) around New South Wales, Brisbane, Canberra and Melbourne. You can take a train from Sydney to Canberra which connects with the coach. You can find detailed maps and locations of the bus and train stations on www.railmaps.com.au.

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Location

Based near the town of Adaminaby in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales.


Weather & Climate

Daytime temperatures are usually warm and pleasant, however the alpine weather can change dramatically and you will need to be prepared for cold, wet and windy conditions.

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Guest Review

Great ride. They knew how to support all riders regardless of riding level.

Bodil ,


Snowy Mountains Riding Specialist

Rebecca says

The scenery is breathtaking and the riding suitable for novice to experienced riders.

My Top Tip

Pack layers of clothes as the weather can vary throughout the day.

Email: rebecca@inthesaddle.com

Rebecca Clarke
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