Larapinta Trek

We had a wonderful time on our recent 8 day Larapinta Trek. The trip was made all the more enjoyable by the assistance of our guides Adrian and Craig. Their flexibility, steady temperaments, knowledge, friendship, experience, sense of humor and ability in the kitchen took all the difficulties out of our experience. Nothing was too much trouble, and everything that should have happened happened, and happened when it should have. They made the whole experience for us a simple walk in the bush. We could not reccommend them more highly.

Peter Surtees | St Ives, NSW
 
 

Bogong Horseback Adventure

In the late spring when the peaks of the Victorian High Country shake off their winter snows, life begins to stir. For thousands of years the Aboriginal peoples of the surrounding country embarked on their annual migration to the high plains, and until recently the mountain cattlemen, following the time honoured ways pushed their cattle up to the 'tops'. Along with gold seekers, bushrangers and early adventurers, they all helped create a rich heritage, woven into the rugged fabric of the High Country. Much of the High Country remains un-roaded today, and packhorse expeditions offer a traditional and practical means of exploring this vast landscape. The horses are a feature of this expedition, each of them an Australian Stock Horse bred and trained locally, then expertly matched to the rider. Each day the camp is packed up, loaded onto the packhorses and the journey continues. Riding is between 15 to 25km per day with opportunities for loping canters across open plains. Camps are selected for their beautiful settings, and often associated with traditional huts. With swags rolled out dinner is prepared and enjoyed around a warming fire, with a cold beer, a local wine and a meal prepared from local fresh produce on the coals.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Meet at Tawonga homestead. Albury airport tranfer avaialable
DAY 2 Begin horseback trekking to Bogong Creek
DAY 3 Horseback trekking on Big River Track to Mt Spion Kopje and Kelleys Hut
DAY 4 Horseback trekking to Big River
DAY 5 Horseback trekking Long Spur to Mt Bogong
DAY 6 Traverse Mt Bogong, descend to Spring Spur Stables and spend the evening in homestead accommodation
DAY 7 Trip concludes in Tawonga, transfer to Albury available

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Trip Code: BHA
Trip Grading: Introductory to Moderate
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price: $2,190.00 NZD

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