Bliss! Wonderful company. Wonderful, wonderful country.
- Jan Mackenzie, 2015
- Jan Mackenzie, 2015
The Kimberley Horse Riding Adventure
This trip was previously "Women Only" but is now open to Men too!
Trip dates: August 8 - 14, 2019
Call to reserve your place on 0428 254 529.
Registration closes May 31st 2019.
EARLY BIRD OFFER has been extended and now ENDS MAY 8. Save $200pp.
Limited to 8 places. SIX places remaining.
A week of riding steady, willing horses under wide Kimberley skies, over remote, ancient Kimberley plains, along dusty stock routes and riverbanks and past a thousand year old boab tree. Pull up beside a cool waterhole for lunch and maybe a swim. Head back to the station for a cool wine or beer and recap the day's adventures around the camp fire.
Come with us, bring mates or come on your own. Set your own pace from a fun itinerary.
A Kimberley adventure for people who love to ride -
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. You can be as active or relaxed as you like - join the day’s activities or lie in a hammock with a book! Come with friends or travel solo.
It’s not extreme
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.
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 bush-walk fit and if you plan to ride, you need to be able to mount and ride a horse! You'll also be climbing in and out of 4WD's, walking over rocks and sometimes slippery ground.
Do you have to ride?
You do not have to ride to have a great time on this trip. If you are a non-rider, you are welcome to join all of the itinerary activities as well as join the support crew (in a vehicle) when horse rides go out (just as much fun!) You receive a 5% discount as a non-rider.
If you plan to ride.
If you want to partake of the horse rides in the itinerary, you do need to be able to ride as there are no riding lessons on this trip. If you are a rider who plans to trot and canter, you will need to demonstrate that you are in control at those gaits. If it has been a while, we recommend that you have some refresher lessons before you come - it will make your experience better!
The horses are excellent, sure footed, well cared for and also used for mustering. All rides will be led by Digger's Rest Station staff whose requests are to be followed at all times.
We require you to wear a HELMET. If you don't want to bring one, we have a good selection at the station.
A weight limit of 90kgs applies to riders unless you can demonstrate excellent riding skills and balanced seat.
Maximum group size is 8.
There are two main types of accommodation.
Bush Hut - Bush Huts each have one double bed, verandah, mosquito net, ensuite, fan, powerpoint, light. Towels and linen provided. There are five Bush Huts suiting single or couples accommodation. Allocated on a first come, first served basis. Advantages of the bush hut - peaceful, beautiful views, birds and wallabies outside your door. A stay in a bush hut is an authentic Kimberley experience.
We do have one SHARED bush hut with two single beds. This hut is best suited to friends or a couple.
Bunkhouse room - The two bunkhouse rooms are usually shared by two guests each. Each bunkhouse room has a double bed plus three single beds, air conditioning, overhead fans. Towels and linen provided. The bunkhouse has a shared bathroom. Advantages of the bunkhouse - spacious, air conditioned, large verandahs, close to the homestead.
6 night's accommodation
All meals* at the station
24/7 tea, coffee, cordial
All horse riding as per the itinerary
Welcome and farewell champagne
Land transfers between the venue and your Kununurra accommodation or Kununurra airport
All transport during the workshop
All activities as per the itinerary and required wilderness passes
Alcohol, softdrinks, extra snacks
Travel insurance - strongly recommended as per our Terms & Conditions
*Some off-site meals are not included (ie. Breakfast and lunch on day 1, lunch and dinner on day 7. Lunch on the day out may need to be purchased.)
Registration for this trip closes on May 31, 2019.
TWIN SHARE ROOM WITH A DBL & SGL - $3400pp.
TWIN SHARE ROOM WITH A DBL & SGL - with EARLY BIRD DEAL - $3200pp.
UNSHARED DBL accommodation - $3650pp.
UNSHARED DBL accommodation with EARLY BIRD DEAL - $3450pp.
1. Early Bird Deal - We offer a $200 discount per guest if paid in full 120 days before the start of the trip. This OFFER HAS BEEN EXTENDED - NOW ENDS MAY 8.
2. Non-riding friend discount. We offer 5% off the base price for friends of guests who are non-riders but want to tag along. Your friend will still need to add a single supplement of $250 to their price if not sharing a room.
3. Couples discount - 5% off the base price for both guests when they share a Bush Hut.
4. Loyalty Discount - 7.5% off the base price for guests who have joined us before on any On The Verandah trip. (It's 10% off if you joined us in 2018 or earlier.)
Discounts are not cumulative. Select the best discount that applies to you and nominate it at the time of booking.
Still have questions? Try the FAQ's Page.
A minimum deposit of $500pp will confirm your booking. Paying your balance by instalments is welcomed. Call Rachel today 0428 254 529.
Can't make it in 2019, but keen for 2020? Click to Join our mailing list Type "Horse 2020" in the comments section and we'll keep you posted.
PREVIOUS TRIPS Photo Galleries
Click to view...
2016 KIMBERLEY Women's Adventure Image Gallery
2018 KIMBERLEY Horse Riding Adventure Image Gallery