Tourist Information & Horse Riding Resource Links

Horse rider and horse trekking enthusiasts resource links and tourist information for riders (and non-riders) travelling for horse riding holidays with Southern Cross Horse Treks Australia in Lorne, New South Wales - Camden Haven area of the Greater Port Macquarie region on the NSW North Coast.


Horse And Horse Riding Resources & Links

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Bicentennial National Trail Australia

The Bicentennial National Trail is a self-reliant trekking route stretching 5,330 kms along Australia's East Coast, from Cooktown in far north Queensland to Healesville in Victoria. Originally established for long distance horse trekking, the Trail is now also used by cyclists and hikers.

Follow the old Australian pioneer stock routes, horse trails and stagecoach tracks for a unique Australian adventure with spectacular scenery through some of Australia’s wildest, most inaccessible and pristine terrain. The BNT links 18 Australian National Parks and takes a minimum of six months to complete the whole trail!

http://www.bicentennialnationaltrail.com.au
Saddlepack Horse Trekking On The Bicentennial Trail Australia


NSW Endurance Riders Association Australia

Endurance riding events in Australia began in 1966 with a sponsored event based on an idea by RM Williams that Australian riders should test their skill and horsemanship to see if they could ride like the early Australian pioneers.

Today, endurance rides are run by volunteers in each state and are suitable for all ages with long distance riding events from 20 km social rides up to marathons covering many days in the saddle. Training rides are usually 40 km and endurance rides can cover from 80 km to 160 km in one day.

http://www.nswera.asn.au/
Horse Treks host Kathy riding Jimmy in Endurance Ride NSW


Arabian Horse Society Of Australia

The website of the Arabian Horse Society of Australia is devoted to the Arabian horse breed in Australia and gives details about Arabian horses in Australia and the Society's events. It has an online marketplace and online studbook information.

Anyone interested to find out more about the Southern Cross Horse Treks Arabian horses' bloodlines can find this information in the online studbook by searching for the horses' registered name, which can be found in their individual horse profiles.

http://www.ahsa.asn.au
Southern Cross Horse Treks Horse Romac Valentino In Arabian Show (2010 - Photo By Kristin Carroll)


Mackinder Endurance - Australian Saddle Makers

Mackinder Endurance Saddlemakers in Kurrajong NSW Australia makes high quality leather endurance saddles with a unique concept and design.

The exclusive Flex Foam tree allows for medial and lateral flexibility and contours to individual horses' shapes, so the same saddle can be used on different horses. It gives the horse maximum freedom of movement from the shoulders through the back while the rider is supported into an ideal central and upright rider posture. 

Southern Cross Horse Treks Australia uses Mackinder Flex Ride Saddles since 2011 and these saddles have been a major improvement for the horses. Horse riding guests are always impressed by riding on saddles of this high standard and comfort on their Australian horse riding holiday tour.

The saddle can only be purchased directly from the saddle maker and can be send worldwide. Highly recommended by Southern Cross Horse Treks Australia.

http://www.mackinderendurance.com.au
Australian Made Mackinder Endurance Saddles - For Horse And Rider Comfort


Dixon Smith Equestrian - Online Shop Australia

Dixon Smith Equestrian sells high quality saddlery and long distance / endurance horse riding equipment to riders in Australia and overseas, with fast and reliable service.

Horse riding holiday guests who like and are interested in purchasing some of the horse treks tack items used by Southern Cross Horse Treks Australia can find these in the Dixon Smith Equestrian Online Store. These include the saddlebags, synthetic endurance breastplates (Zilco), synthetic bridles (Zilco), reins, rope halters, S-hackamore, endurance stirrups, and more.  

http://dixonsmith.com.au
Ready for horse riding holiday


Archer Equine - Australian Wool Saddle Pads

Archer Equine makes beautiful Australian made woolen endurance saddle pads. Made from high quality Australian wool with a top layer quilting and trim available in many different colours. 

http://www.archerhorserugs.com.au
Archer Equine Australian Made Woolen Endurance Saddle Pads


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Visit Camden Haven Mid North Coast NSW Australia

Southern Cross Horse Treks Australia is located in Lorne (NSW), which is in the North West corner of the Camden Haven area in the Greater Port Macquarie region of the Mid North Coast, New South Wales Australia. Apart from horse riding, the area offers a great mix of natural attractions and tourism activities for travellers.

If you are coming on a horse riding holiday and wish to explore the area check the Camden Haven tourism website for all the information - from exploring nature, art, restaurants and cafes to whale watching tours (in season).

Camden Haven is 30 mins South of Port Macquarie and 40 mins North of Taree. Essentially a ‘Valley of Villages’ along the Camden Haven River as it runs from the Comboyne Plateau to the Pacific Ocean.

http://visitcamdenhaven.com.au
View From North Brother Mountain over NSW Mid North Coast Australian Waterways.


Bago Vineyards And Maze, Wauchope NSW Australia

Named after the nearby Bago Bluff Mountain, Bago Vineyards is a family owned innovative wine-making business, known for its interesting and ever-changing varieties of wines. All wines are produced from grapes grown on the property, which also is home to the largest hedge maze in NSW Australia, Bago Maze.

Located on a secluded farm valley property surrounded by the Broken Bago State Forest, Bago Vineyards is the destination of the Southern Cross Horse Treks Australia Winery horse riding day ride tour. Taste the local wine varieties at the end of a long day of horse riding, while looking over the vineyards and resting horses. 

http://www.bago.com.au
Blossoming Jacaranda Trees On Arrival At Bago Vineyards NSW Australia At The End Of A Long Day Horse Riding Tour


Koala Hospital Port Macquarie NSW Australia

The Koala Hospital in Port Macquarie NSW is a charitable organisation that functions as a koala rehabilitation centre for injured and sick wild koalas.

Walk & Talk Tours are conducted every day at 3:00 pm. during feeding time. A volunteer will give general information about koalas and explain the circumstances and issues why and how current resident koalas came into the hospitals care. Admission is free, donations are welcome.

A visit to the Koala Hospital is arranged at the end of the horse riding holiday tours with Southern Cross Horse Treks Australia for horse riding guests requiring a departure transfer to the Port Macquarie airport. This will be in the morning before drop off at the airport. Guests who want to do the Walk & Talk Tour can arrive in Port Macquarie in early afternoon on the day of arrival for their horse riding holiday, take a taxi to the Koala Hospital to join the Koala Tour and be picked up for transfer to Southern Cross Horse Treks at 5:00 pm. (please discuss at booking).    

http://www.koalahospital.org.au
Australian Wildlife - Koala In A Tree On The Premises Of Port Macquarie Koala Hospital


Greater Port Macquarie Tourism NSW Australia

Tourist Information Website for the Greater Port Macquarie Region on the NSW Mid North Coast of Australia. The website lists many of the available activities, accommodation, restaurants and events in the region. Popular activities include fishing, kayaking, surfing, swimming, coastal beach walks, golf, bird & wildlife watching, whale watching (May - November), nature walks and tourist drives. 

Port Macquarie and surrounding area has a stunning coastline with rocky headlands, the Hastings and Camden Haven Rivers and scenic hinterland. In addition to Port Macquarie NSW the Greater Port Macquarie region is complemented by the Camden Haven (home base of Southern Cross Horse Treks Australia), Wauchope and the hinterland. 

http://www.portmacquarieinfo.com.au
Horse Rider Meets Australian Surfers On The NSW Beach Ride

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