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.
Have you dreamed of riding under wide Kimberley skies?
Over remote, wild and ancient Kimberley plains, along dusty stock routes and along riverbanks beneath the arching branches of thousand year old boab trees?
And how about pulling up beside cool waterholes for lunch and a swim?
Imagine a week of riding steady and willing horses with the girls - add a dash of wine, fun and plenty of adventure.
Come with us, bring mates or come on your own.
Set your own pace from a fun, fully optional itinerary that includes a day at Wyndham Races, barramundi fishing, cultural evening, daily rides of 2 - 3 hours and one full day.
A Kimberley adventure for women who love to ride horses -
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 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 four-wheel drive vehicles, walking over rocks and sometimes slippery ground.
Do you need to be able to ride a horse?
You do not have to be a horse rider to have a great time on this trip. If you are a non-rider, you are welcome to join the support crew (in a vehicle) when horse rides go out - which is just as much fun!
If you do want to partake of the horse rides in the itinerary, you do need to be able to ride as there are no riding lessons offered on this trip.
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. 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!
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.
A weight limit of 90kgs applies unless you can demonstrate excellent riding skills and a balanced seat.
6 nights accommodation, 6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 6 dinners, wilderness passes, horse rides on 5 of the days, cultural experience, champagne welcome and farewell, entry to the Wyndham Races, round trip transfers to Kununurra, all activities as per the itinerary.
What's Not Included?
Flights to Kununurra.
Alcohol, snacks and soft drinks.
Travel Insurance is recommended.
You'll need to buy your lunch and drinks at Wyndham races.
Please familiarise yourself with the full list of inclusions and info about accommodation, food etc in on our FAQ's Page.
Maximum group size is 10.
You will be surrounded by the caring and competent staff of the station and On The Verandah. We consider your safety and wellbeing paramount!
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. There are four Bush Huts suiting single or couples accommodation. Allocated on a first come, first served basis. Advantages of the bush hut - peaceful, beautiful views, wildlife to wake up to. A stay in a bush hut is an authentic Kimberley experience.
We have one SHARED bush hut with two single beds. This hut is best suited to friends or a couple, is a fun option and you can save $100 each by choosing this option.
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, linen. The bunkhouse has a shared bathroom. Advantages of the bunkhouse - spacious, air conditioned, large verandahs, close to the homestead.
TENT - When unshared accommodation is all taken we have the discounted option of a comfy tent for guests who don't mind roughing it and do not want to share.
If you snore please do not book yourself in a shared room.
Base price is $3350.00pp - TWIN SHARE.
TWIN SHARE with EARLY BIRD DEAL - $3150.00pp.
UNSHARED accommodation - $3550.00pp.
UNSHARED accommodation with EARLY BIRD DEAL - $3350.00pp.
1. Early Bird Deal - We offer a $200 discount per guest if paid in full 90 days before the start of the trip.
2. Non-riding friend's discount. We offer a 10% off the base price for friends of guests who are non-riders but want to tag along for the fun. You still need to add a single supplement of $200 to your fee if you are not sharing a room.
3. Couples discount - 10% off the base price for both guests when they share a Bush Hut.
4. Loyalty Discount - 10% off the base price for guests who have joined us before on any On The Verandah trip.
6 night's accommodation
All meals* at the station, morning and afternoon teas
Tea and coffee
All horse riding
Transfers to and from your Kununurra accommodation or the airport
All transport during the workshop
All activities as per the itinerary.
Flights to and from Kununurra
Alcohol, softdrinks, extra snacks, special dietary ingredients.
Travel insurance - strongly recommended - because we operate remotely.
*Some meals not included (Breakfast and lunch on day 1 and lunch and dinner on day 7 need to be purchased)
For a full list of INCLUSIONS and exclusions, click HERE to go to the FAQ's page.
A minimum deposit of $500 will confirm your booking. Paying your balance by instalments is welcomed. Call Rachel today 0428 254 529.
Can't make it in 2018, but keen for 2019? Click to Join our mailing list Type "Horse" in the comments section and we'll keep you posted.
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