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Kosciuzsko Park Getaway


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Meeting: Adaminaby
Airport:   Cooma       Train station:   Canberra
Transfer: Country Link Bus Stop in Cooma   

A pick up from Cooma is available. Flights to Cooma are not always available. You may have to fly into Canberra and take the bus to Cooma. There are also bus schedules from Sydney all the way to Cooma.
Pick-up in Cooma by about 6:30 PM. Check out is at 10 AM on SA.

Tack: Australian Stock Saddles and English if required
Horses: Thoroughbreds, Arabs and Australian Stockhorses
Pace: walk. Trot, some canters 5-6 hours riding per day
| Walk | Trot | Canter |
Level: Riding Level (Click for legend) (2 to 4 out of 5)    Novice+
Age: Min 10
Weight: Max 185 if beginner
Riders: Min 5 riders Max 16 riders
(per riding group)
Max Capacity 40

All rides are supported by 4WD.

Riding Experience
This ride caters to all level of rider, from novice to advanced. Those who have done very little or no riding find that they are soon confident on horseback, largely due to the expertise and encouragement of your guides. Experienced riders find that their skills are refined by the end of the week, also under the leaders' watchful eyes. A degree of physical fitness and good health is necessary for you to join this trek.
Our solid mountain horses are handpicked to suit riders of all ages and skill levels, in a safe and controlled manner.
There may be times during the trip that you will be requested to assist in various activities such as preparing the horses for the ride and to set up and pack up the campsite.

Pace & Riding Terrain
This ride covers up to 160km over 5 riding days (Park Ride), averaging 5-6 hours in the saddle per day. You can expect to ride approximately 20km per day and spend at least 5 hours a day in the saddle.
The trek includes negotiation of uneven countryside, streams and waterways, roads, forests, over pastureland, tracks and parts of the Kosciusko National Park.

Brumbies
Whilst we do not guarantee that you will come across brumbies whilst on safari, most guests have the privilege of brumby encounters.

Gear
As Alpine weather can change dramatically we do require you to either bring or hire an oilskin coat.
For camping, you do need to bring your own sleeping bag and pillow (or you can hire one locally). Mattresses, tents and extra blankets are provided.

Hard Hats
Unless you are under 18, you will not be required to wear a helmet. You will be asked to sign a waiver if not wearing a helmet.

Age and Weight Restriction
There is no specific age or weight limit. However, participants should bet fit and healthy and be able to handle approx. 5 hours a day in the saddle.

Staff
Roslyn and John Rudd have over 49 years’ experience of mountain treks plus many more years of local history behind them. John or his staff, all experienced bushmen and women, lead the rides with the tales of the mountains they tell entertaining riders on the trail and around the campfire at night.
All guides are AHRC Certified with years of experience and all possess First Aid/CPR training. In the event of an injury, we will arrange evacuation, first aid, and medical assistance, at your expense.


FAQ
-Can I bring my own horse?
No, unfortunately we do not allow you to bring your own horse as the brumbies may try to run off with your horse.

-Can I bring my own saddle?
Yes, it is fine if you would like to bring your own stock saddle. We do not allow western style saddles.


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Kosciuzsko Park Getaway
Tour Code: IT-AURT06
5 days / 4 nights ~$1,195.00
Dates : Nov to May

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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Tack: Australian Stock Saddles and English i...
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Pace: walk. Trot, some canters 5-6 hours ri...
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Airport: Cooma
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