Bliss! Wonderful company. Wonderful, wonderful country.
- Jan Mackenzie, 2015
- Jan Mackenzie, 2015
Women's Kimberley Adventure - 2018
A 'SOFT CORE' HORSE RIDING HOLIDAY FOR WOMEN
August 14th -20th, 2018.
11/11 places open.
A Kimberley adventure for women who love to ride but -
This is a relatively "soft core" horse riding holiday with extras!
As well as short daily rides, spend a day at the Wyndham Horse Races (fillies, frocks, bow ties and thongs!) have a go at barramundi fishing, enjoy a cultural experience, visit significant historic and wildlife sites, participate in station activities and meet interesting locals.
Savour the Kimberley wilderness, lifestyle and culture.
Escape, relax and renew with mates or come on your own.
The itinerary brings together the Kimberley sights and activities on offer at the station that are not usually part of Digger's Rest Horse Treks.
It’s not a workshop
It's about letting your hair down and having fun.
It’s not a tour
You won't spend hours each day in a vehicle or set up tents. You’ll have your own comfy Bush Hut or Bunkhouse room each night and you'll wake to stunning views of the Cockburn Ranges.
Be as active or relaxed as you like and join the day’s activities or lie in a hammock with a book! Come with friends or travel solo.
It’s not extreme
Your comfort zone may be tested and you’ll try things you never thought you would, but best of all, you'll feel capable, valued and free.
We are based at Digger’s Rest Station outside Wyndham, W.A. We make short trips each day into this spiritual and mysterious landscape in comfort and safety, while you join in on some (or all) of the activities in the non-competitive, company of likeminded women.
The station is a working cattle property, not a resort, so living the way they do and getting to know everyone there is all part of the fun.
To enjoy this trip you need to be reasonably fit and if you plan to ride, you need to be able to mount a horse!
Also, you'll be climbing in and out of four-wheel drive vehicles, walking over rocks and sometimes slippery ground.
Do you need to be able to ride a horse?
If you want to partake of the horse rides in the itinerary, you do need to be able to ride. There are no riding lessons on this trip.
PSSST! - If it has been a while, we recommend that you have a couple of refresher lessons before you come. Take our word for it - it will make your experience better.
A weight limit of 90kgs applies unless you can demonstrate excellent riding skills and seat.
If you are a non-rider, you are welcome to travel in a support vehicle when horse rides go out. (Almost as fun!)
If you plan to ride.
If you are a rider who plans to trot and canter, you will need to demonstrate that you are in control at all gaits.
The horses are excellent but they are mustering horses. Rides will be guided by experienced and competent horse people whose requests are to be followed at all times. Riding off on your own without the knowledge and agreement of the trail guide could put other guests at risk and is not ok.
You will be surrounded by the caring and competent staff of the station and On The Verandah. Your guides, Rachel and Andrew, have thirty years of Kimberley guiding experience between them and consider your safety and wellbeing paramount!
6 nights accommodation, 6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners, wilderness passes, horse rides, cultural experience, champagne welcome and farewell, entry to the Wyndham Races and Race Ball, all vehicle transfers, all activities as per the itinerary.
What's Not Included?
Flights to Kununurra.
Mandatory Travel Insurance with medi vac.
Please familiarise yourself with the full list of inclusions and info about accommodation, food etc in on our FAQ's Page.
Twin Share Price - $3300.00pp.
Single Price – $3400.00pp
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT - Take OFF $200 for bookings made and fully paid by 31/12/17. Payment by bank transfer or cheque only.
Reserve your place for 2018 with a $500 deposit.
Avoid disappointment - secure your place with a deposit today.
Phone 0428 254 529.
Group size is 8 - 11.
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There are two types of accommodation available.
Bush Hut - Staying in your own Bush Hut is the ultimate Kimberley experience! The views are to die for and you'll feel like a true pioneer. Each but has a double bed, verandah, mosquito net, ensuite, fan, powerpoint, light, towels and linen. There are five Bush Huts suiting single or couples. Advantages of the bush hut - peaceful, views, wildlife.
We have one bush hut with two single beds, best suited to friends or a couple.
Bunkhouse room - The two bunkhouse rooms are usually shared. Each bunkhouse room has a double bed plus one or two single beds, air conditioning, overhead fans, towels, linen and shared bathroom. Advantages of the bunkhouse - spacious, air conditioned, large verandahs, close to the homestead.
If you snore loudly please do not book yourself a shared option.
Prepare to be spoiled with healthy, hearty meals lovingly prepared by station owner, Alida Woodland and staff.
"You see, there is something in the wild soul that will not let us subsist forever on piecemeal intake. Because in actuality, it is impossible for the woman who strives for consciousness to sneak little sniffs of good air and then be content with no more.