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Horse Riding Holidays Port Macquarie Hinterland Region - Mid North Coast NSW Australia

Horse Riding Programs | Details & Pricing | 7-Day Country and Coast Riding Holiday

7 day / 6 night Australian Horse Riding Holiday Adventure Treks NSW:

River Crossing Horse Riding Holiday Australia Over five horse riding days we ride across the beautiful and diverse landscape of Australia's NSW Mid North Coast. We select routes that give a good variety of scenery and landscape. There will be many opportunities to see wildlife in their natural habitat both during rides and on the horse farm.

We follow quiet little horse trails, 4WD Tracks, Fire Trails and Forestry Roads throughout the State Forest including Eucalypt forests, pockets of rainforests, Horse Riding Port Macquarie NSW Australia waterfalls, creek crossings, historic timber railway line, special rocks and trees, - climb up and descend along steep ridges and pass through rolling farmlands.

We visit a local winery, cafes and a Macadamia Farm to taste the unique products from this region and ride along the Pacific Ocean for kilometres of long deserted beaches.
We climb up to the picturesque Comboyne Plateau, an elevated farming region of green rolling hills, to take in the breathtaking views to the Pacific Ocean.

Shorter horseriding programs are also available.


Country & Coast Calendar 2013/2014


Australian Horse Riding Adventure -
Arrive Sunday & Depart Following Saturday
unless otherwise indicated
(subject to change - please make a booking enquiry... to check availability)

Scheduled dates are available for booking all riding programs; please inform us of your preference:

A: 5 days / 6 nights Stationary Riding Program: Kerewong Country & Coast Day Rides
B: 5 days / 6 nights Progressive Trek Ride: Comboyne Plateau Trek & Beach Ride
C: 7 days / 8 nights Progressive Trek Ride: Unique Aussie Country Retreat Ride. Arrive Thursday, depart Friday (1 week later)
LW: Long Weekend Rides during Australian Public Holidays (Friday evening - Monday afternoon 3 days/3 nights, or longer). Price and Itinerary on request.

October 2013November 2013December 2013
 
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28 Sep - 4 Oct (Sat-Fri)
LW
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4 - 7 Oct (3 days)
 
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13 - 19 Oct
 
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27 Oct - 2 Nov
 
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10 - 16 Nov
 
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24 - 30 Nov
 
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8 - 14 Dec

January 2014February 2014March 2014
 
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9 - 15 Jan (Thur-Wed)
 
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26 Jan - 1 Feb
 
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9 - 15 Feb
 
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23 Feb - 1 Mar
 
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9 - 15 Mar
 
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22 - 28 Mar (Sat-Fri)
 
April 2014May 2014June 2014
C
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3 - 11 Apr
 
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6 - 12 Apr
 
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20 - 26 Apr (Easter)
 
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8 - 14 May (Thu-Wed)
 
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25 - 31 May
 
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8 - 14 Jun
 
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22 - 28 Jun

July 2014August 2014September 2014
 
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6 - 12 Jul
 
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19 - 25 Jul (Sat-Fri)
 
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3 - 9 Aug
C
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14 - 22 Aug
 
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17 - 23 Aug
 
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4 - 10 Sep (Thu-Wed)
 
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18 - 24 Sep (Thu-Wed)

October 2014November 2014December 2014
 
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2 - 8 Oct (Thu-Wed)
C
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16 - 24 Oct
 
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19 - 25 Oct
 
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2 - 8 Nov
C
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13 - 21 Nov
 
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16 - 22 Nov
 
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30 Nov - 6 Dec
C
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11 - 19 Dec
 
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14 - 20 Dec
 
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28 Dec - 3 Jan 2015
(New Years Ride)


Ride Program 1:

Kerewong Country and Coast Horse Day Rides Tour (A) Itinerary:
(subject to change)

Five days horse riding with six nights accommodation at Kerewong Lodge and Cabin
Day 1: Arrival at Kerewong Lodge & Horse Riding Farm in the late afternoon. Transfer from Port Macquarie Airport or Kendall Railway Station (fixed times). Dinner with your hosts and co-riders and discussing the week program.

Day 2 (3 hours riding): Introductory Forest Ride through the hilly terrain of the Kerewong State Forest with tall eucalypt forests and pockets of rainforest. Stop at a creek side picnic ground in the middle of the forest for lunch. Wildlife we may encounter on our rides and on the farm are Wallabies, Goannas and many bird species including Black Cockatoos.

Day 3 (5 hours riding): Ride to impressive Comboyne Mountain (670 m), which peak can be seen from Kerewong Lodge. Magnificent 360 degree view at the top. Horses and riders enjoy a well deserved lunch break at the peak, before descending back home.

Day 4 (5-6 hours riding): Long day ride, starting along a historic timber railway line, to local Bago Vineyards. Creek crossings, adventurous steep descent and fantastic long gallops. On arrival taste the local produce while looking over the vineyards. Transfer back to riding centre.

Day 5 (2 hours riding): Fantastic beach horse riding, galloping along the Pacific Ocean. Watch out for dolphins in the waves and a close encounter with kangaroos. Lunch in the dunes or at the local Macadamia Farm Café. Transfer by horse trailer.

Day 6 (6 hours riding): Farmland horse ride to the beautiful green rolling and fertile farmland of the Comboyne Plateau. On clear days views to the Pacific Ocean. In the evening farewell dinner.

Day 7: Departure after breakfast. Transfer to Kendall Railway station or Port Macquarie airport, with optional stop at Port Macquarie Koala Hospital (only included with departure transfer to Port Macquarie).

Itinerary is subject to Forestry activities and weather - & terrain conditions.


Ride Program 2:

Valley views, Comboyne Plateau & Beach Overnight Trek (B) Itinerary:
(subject to change)

Five days riding, six nights total, 4 nights at Kerewong Lodge and 2 nights overnight accommodation.
Day 1: Arrival at Kerewong Lodge & Horse Riding Farm in the late afternoon. Transfer from Port Macquarie Airport or Kendall Railway Station (fixed times). Dinner with your hosts and co-riders and discussing the week program.

Day 2: (3 hours riding): Introductory Forest Ride through the hilly terrain of the Kerewong State Forest with tall eucalypt forests and pockets of rainforest. Stop at a creek side picnic ground in the middle of the forest for lunch. Wildlife we may encounter on our rides and on the farm are wallabies, goannas and many bird species including Black Cockatoos.

Day 3: (5 hours riding): Forest and dairy Farmland Ride to the picturesque lush green Hannam Vale Valley with lunch and good coffee in the garden of the quirky Hannam Vale General Store (built in 1914). Optional stop at Waitui Waterfalls and continue through Eucalypt Plantations to your accommodation for the night, the Luxury Country Guesthouse The Villa at Hannam Vale.

Day 4: (5-6 hours riding): After a hearty cooked country breakfast we ride to the Comboyne Plateau. On the way we stop to take in the breathtaking valley views from Flat Rock Lookout. Then canter on along an escarpment into beautiful and remote forest until the dense old forest opens up into green pasture fields of the Comboyne Plateau with stunning views of the escarpment and rocky outcrops. Your accommodation is the Roundhouse at Comboyne Hideaway, a unique cabin retreat situated atop the magnificent Comboyne Plateau where you can indulge in amazing uninterrupted views to the coastline and relax your muscles in the outdoor hot tub on the veranda deck.

Day 5: (5 hours riding): Farmland & Forest horse ride returning to the riding base and Kerewong Lodge, starting with the beautiful green rolling and fertile farmland of the Comboyne Plateau with views to the Pacific Ocean and continuing through expanding eucalypt forests. Lunch on top of impressive Comboyne Mountain (670m), which peak can be seen from the riding centre. Magnificent 360-degree view at the top. Horses and riders enjoy a well-deserved lunch break at the peak, before descending back home.

Day 6: (2 hours riding): Fantastic beach horse riding, galloping along the Pacific Ocean. Watch out for dolphins in the waves and a close encounter with kangaroos . Lunch in the dunes or at the local Macadamia Farm Café. Transfer by horse trailer. In the evening farewell dinner.

Day 7: Departure after breakfast. Transfer to Kendall Railway station or Port Macquarie airport, with optional stop at Port Macquarie Koala Hospital (only included with departure transfer to Port Macquarie).

Itinerary is subject to Forestry activities and weather - & terrain conditions.


Ride Program 3:

Unique Aussie Country Retreats Trek (C) Itinerary:
(subject to change)

Seven days riding with eight nights accommodation at four very different small luxury Country Guesthouses and Cabin Retreats. Take this extended 7 days riding tour to take in the best horse riding, scenery, nature views and award winning unique Tourist Accommodation this regional Australia area has to offer..
Day 1: Arrival at Kerewong Lodge & Horse Riding Farm in the late afternoon. Transfer from Port Macquarie Airport or Kendall Railway Station (fixed times). Dinner with your hosts and co-riders and discussing the week program.

Day 2: (3 hours riding): Introductory Forest Ride through the hilly terrain of the Kerewong State Forest with tall eucalypt trees and pockets of rainforest. Stop at a creek side picnic ground in the middle of the forest for lunch. After the ride we visit the Lorne ValleyMacadamia Farm to sample the famous Australian nuts and/ or have some delicious Macadamia Ice cream. Overnight at Kerewong Lodge.

Day 3: (5 hours riding): Forest and dairy Farmland Ride to the picturesque lush green Hannam Vale Valley with lunch and good coffee in the garden of the quirky Hannam Vale General Store (built in1914). Optional stop at Waitui Waterfalls and continue through Eucalypt Plantations to your accommodation for the next 2 nights: the Luxury Country Guesthouse The Villa at Hannam Vale.

Day 4: Forest ride or optional 2nd beach ride. Soft grassy forest trails and lookouts. Return to the Villa for a relaxing afternoon, enjoying the comforts, sophisticated interior and beautiful surrounds of this exceptional property and the gourmet dinner menu.

Day 5: (5-6 hours riding): After a hearty cooked country breakfast we ride to the Comboyne Plateau. On the way we stop to take in the breathtaking valley views from Flat Rock Lookout. Then canter on along an escarpment into beautiful and remote forest until the dense old forest opens up into green pasture fields of the Comboyne Plateau with stunning views of the escarpment and rocky outcrops. Your accommodation is the Roundhouse at Comboyne Hideaway, a unique cabin retreat situated atop the magnificent Comboyne Plateau where you can indulge in amazing uninterrupted views to the coastline and relax your muscles in the outdoor hot tub on the veranda deck.

Day 6: (5 hours riding): Farmland & Forest horse ride returning to the riding base and Kerewong Lodge, starting with the beautiful green rolling and fertile farmland of the Comboyne Plateau with views to the Pacific Ocean and continuing through expanding eucalypt forests. Lunch on top of impressive Comboyne Mountain (670m), which peak can be seen from the riding centre. Magnificent 360 degree view at the top. Horses and riders enjoy a well deserved lunch break at the peak, before descending back home.

Day 7: (5-6 hours riding): Long day ride, starting along a historic timber railway line, to local Bago Vineyards. Creek crossings, adventurous steep descent and fantastic long gallops. On arrival taste the local produce while looking over the vineyards. Transfer to your tranquil coastal wetlands Treehouse Accommodation with resident Koalas and a coffee bar amidst botanical gardens on the secluded property (5-6 hours riding)

Day 8: (2-2.5 hours riding): We conclude the week with our fantastic beach horse riding, galloping along the Pacific Ocean. Watch out for dolphins in the waves and a close encounter with kangaroos. Try some local fresh fish & chips on the river for lunch or we may have a farewell Aussie barbecue at the Treehouses. Go for a swim or walk on the beach or enjoy the tranquil setting and birdsong of the Treehouse Retreat Accommodation.

Day 9: Departure after breakfast, we drive up North Brother Mountain for the last amazing view of the beautiful coastline. Transfer to Kendall Railway station or Port Macquarie airport with optional stop at Port Macquarie Koala Hospital (only included with departure transfer to Port Macquarie).

Itinerary is subject to Forestry activities and weather - & terrain conditions.




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