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Victoria High Country Rides


Victoria High Country Rides
Victoria Australia

It’s an ancient landscape, some 400 million years old, with lines of pink granite boulders trickling out of the imposing Mt. Ned and grassy ridge lines sprinkled with snowy white gums. Indigenous history says that the Bundarrah Valley was a woman’s place, although white man history was predominantly of cattlemen. Gold was never found in this valley, but a short ride away, over a ridge line that takes you along the Mitta Mitta river, plenty of the precious metal was once found. Omeo is the closest town, infamous for it's chequered history of lawlessness due to it's isolated location. Gold miners and their followers came in search of fortune and cattlemen looked for greener pastures. The riding country is varied as we ride up onto the Bogong High Plains which were once dotted with the brown and white Herefords, and at one stage sheep.

The Bogong High Plains at about 4,800 ft elevation are large expanses of alpine grasses and heaths dotted with color during the wildflower season. On a clear day you can see forever, across the plains to the mountains. With wonderful views of Mount Feathertop and Mount Bogong you will see Fainters and Niggerheads and further into the distance, the ridge lines of the NSW Alps . In winter it’s covered by metres of snow though heavy snowfalls do fall unexpectedly in summer months. And that sure makes a riding trip interesting!


Camping Ride with vehicle support
Camping Ride with pack horses
Suitable for riders over 210 lbs
Ride with Western Tack

Meeting: Anglers Rest
Airport: Melbourne or Albury
Transfer: Omeo - bus or train station
Riders: Min 4 riders
Max 10 riders

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    Victoria High Country Rides
    Tour Code: IT-AURT14
    7 days / 6 nights ~$1,630.00
    Dates : Dec to April

    Trip Rating :
    Difficulty : Riding Level
    Riding Level Explained
    ABeginner
    Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
    BNovice
    Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
    CIntermediate
    Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
    D Strong Intermediate
    Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
    EAdvanced
    All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
    Lodging: Standard
    Lodging Level Explained
       
    = Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
       
    Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
    Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
     Accommodations with superior comforts.
       
     = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
       
    Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
    Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
    Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
       
     = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
       
    Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
    Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
    Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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    A 2016 01/01 - 04/30 7d / 6n 7 day Lodge and Camping Ride... 4 /10 Reserve
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    Airport: Melbourne or Albury
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