Bliss! Wonderful company. Wonderful, wonderful country.
- Jan Mackenzie, 2015
- Jan Mackenzie, 2015
Women's Kimberley Riding Adventure - 2018
A HORSE RIDING HOLIDAY FOR WOMEN
August 14th - 20th, 2018.
Taking bookings now.
Please note: a price increase is scheduled to take affect on September 20, 2017. This price increase does not affect bookings for 2018 trips that are secured with a $500 deposit before September 20, 2017.
A Kimberley adventure for women who love to ride horses -
**For hard core horse riding treks - please go to Digger's Rest Station website
This is a "soft core" horse riding holiday with extras!
As well as short daily rides, you'll spend a day at the Wyndham Horse Races (fillies, frocks, bow ties and boots) have a go at barramundi fishing, enjoy a cultural experience, visit significant historic and wildlife sites, participate in station activities and meet the 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
We don't spend hours each day in a vehicle. You won't have to set up a tent.
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
You’ll try things you never thought you would and you'll feel capable, valued and free.
We are based at Digger’s Rest Station outside Wyndham, WA. We make short trips each day into this spiritual and timeless 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 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!
You'll also 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.
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 join the support crew when horse rides go out which is just as much 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 those gaits.
The horses are excellent but they are mustering horses. All rides will be led by Digger's Rest Station staff whose requests are to be followed at all times. Riding off on your own without the knowledge and agreement of staff could put others 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, pickup and transfer back to Kununurra, all activities as per the itinerary.
What's Not Included?
Flights to Kununurra.
Alcohol, snacks and soft drinks.
Travel Insurance is advised.
Please familiarise yourself with the full list of inclusions and info about accommodation, food etc in on our FAQ's Page.
Shared accommodation is $2995.00 with early bird deal (full payment no less than 90 days from start of trip.)
Shared accommodation is $3195.00 if paying after the early bird period.
Single accommodation is $3095.00 with early bird deal (full payment no less than 90 days from start of trip.)
Single accommodation is $3295.00 if paying after the early bird period.
2018 PRICING - will be announced and take affect Sept 21, 2017.
Book your 2018 trip now NOW and take advantage of 2017 prices. A $500 deposit will secure your place.
- We are delighted to offer returning guests a single discount of 10%.
- EARLY BIRDS can take advantage of a $200 discount if they are fully paid up no less than 90 days before the start of the trip.
- We can offer non-riding partners a single discount of 10%.
- For those who opt to share a room, we can offer a $100 discount.
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 hut has a double bed, verandah, mosquito net, ensuite, fan, powerpoint, light, towels and linen. There are five Bush Huts suiting single travellers and couples. Appeal of the bush hut - adventurous, peaceful, views, wildlife. Suits singles, couples.
We have one bush hut with two single beds, best suited to friends or a couple.
Bunkhouse room - A bunkhouse room is usually shared by two or three friends. Each bunkhouse room has a double bed plus one or two single beds, air conditioning, overhead fans, towels, linen and shared bathroom. Appeal of the bunkhouse room - spacious, air conditioned, large verandahs, close to the homestead. Suits couples, friends.
If you snore loudly please do not book a shared room.
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.