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Bogong Horseback Adventures has been running award winning tours since 1986. With licensed access to the Alpine National Park and Mount Bogong, the riding landscape is truly spectacular.

Based at out Spring Spur Stables, Bogong Horseback Adventures travel from rich mountain valleys to the vast Bogong High Plains and Victoria’s highest mountain, Mount Bogong. The award winning tours combine, great food and wine, fantastic mountain bred horses and friendly, experienced staff.

Offering daily trail rides in the Alpine Park from the Tawonga stables, as well as renowned award winning multi-day packhorse expeditions into Victorias High Country.

Breeding and training Australian Stock Horses, Bogong Horseback Adventures have a program of clinics and workshops in Australian Horsemanship, offering insights into the traditions of mountain horse lore, natural horsemanship and the skills of bush riding, camping with horses and using packhorses.

  • Free Wifi
  • Food & Wine
  • Camping
  • Australian Tourism Accreditation Program
  • Adventure
  • Paid Wifi
  • The Ecotourism Association of Australia
  • Horse Riding
  • Advanced Ecotourism Certified

Join Bogong Horseback Adventures three day Packhorse Adventure and experience a truly Australian experience. Get a little saddle grease on your trouser seat this Labour day long weekend.

Travelling the High country with Packhorses provides a balance between our living heritage and modern adventures. This tour takes in Mount Fainter and Bogong Jacks Hideout. Its been made easy for the casual weekend rider or the beginner rider, by camping two nights at Bogong Jacks Hideout camp. On Sunday you ride out over Mount Fainter and unload the lunch pack at Tawonga huts.

After your billy boils and the cake washed down with billy tea it’s out into Pretty Valley for a few good canters, let the wind blow out the cob webs and stresses of your busy lives. Then it’s home ward over Big Hill and into the Kiewa valley where you can freshen up for your drive home, or stay the night and leave early on Tuesday morning.

  • Carpark
  • Extended
  • Full Day
  • Evening
  • Animal Led
  • Adventure and Outdoors Tours
  • Food and Wine Tours
  • Nature and wildlife
  • Disabled access available, contact operator for details
  • Moderate

A mountain of experiences with Bogong Horseback Adventures jammed into four days. Riding the best of the High Country, camping at the bushranger Bogong Jack’s hideout Canter to the top of the Bluff where you can view Mount Feathertop and Mount Fainter at just over 6,000 feet. Ride onto Pretty Valley and the sweet pastures of the Bogong Brumbies.

Beautiful camps and High Plains canters. This ride offers spectacular views and delicious campfire meals. Then the expedition descends back into the Valley of the Kiewa via Big Hill to all the comforts of Spring Spur swapping your swag for a luxurious bed and delicious home cooked dinner.

  • Carpark
  • Extended
  • Animal Led
  • Adventure and Outdoors Tours
  • Cultural and Theme Tours
  • Food and Wine Tours
  • Disabled access available, contact operator for details
  • Moderate

Join Bogong Horseback Adventures three day Packhorse expedition and experience a truly Australian experience. Get a little saddle grease on your trouser seat this Australia day weekend.

Travelling back in time leaving the 21st century behind as you ride into the belly of the clouds to the ‘mountain dreaming place’ the High country. Packhorses carrying all the camping equipment for comfortable camping. The packhorse load will surprise you with the ‘magic pudding’ quality, delicious camp fire meals served one after the other. Bogong Horseback Adventures are proud to combine both living an old world heritage with modern comforts and cuisine.

This expedition takes in Mount Fainter and Bogong Jacks Hideout. An iconic short Australian break. It is made easy for the casual weekend rider or the beginner rider, by camping two nights at Bogong Jacks Hideout camp. On Sunday you ride out over Mount Fainter and unload the lunch pack at Tawonga huts.

After your billy boils and the cake washed down with billy tea it is out into Pretty Valley for a few good canters, let the wind blow out the cob webs and stresses of your busy lives.

  • Carpark
  • Extended
  • Customised
  • Animal Led
  • Adventure and Outdoors Tours
  • Food and Wine Tours
  • Nature and wildlife
  • Disabled access available, contact operator for details
  • Moderate

Bogong Horseback Adventures offer day rides in the heart of the High Country. Taking you to the mountain valleys of North East Victoria abound with colourful bird life, majestic views, lush pastures and a delightful climate.

Experience horse riding the beautiful tracks of the Alpine National Park through tall mountain forests, fern gullies and river crossings. Experienced guides with horses to suit all riders. All rides include tuition, hard hats and oilskin coats if required. Available all year by appointment

  • Carpark
  • Family Friendly
  • Pet Friendly - Enquire
  • Public Toilet
  • Full Day
  • Half Day or Less
  • Customised
  • Animal Led
  • Food and Wine Tours
  • Nature and wildlife
  • Suitable for guests with a hearing impairment, from mild hearing loss to profoundly deaf.
  • Suitable for guests with a vision impairment. Attained by providing for guests with partial vision impairment or total loss of useable vision.
  • Disabled access available, contact operator for details
  • Moderate

Step back into another time with a celebration of our heritage. Ride the High Plains on a journey to the Mittagundi Bush Dance and Pioneer Festival before climbing onto Mount Bogong, Victoria’s highest mountain.

Pioneering the High Plains expedition takes you on a journey, through diverse landscapes, along a route that highlights the vertical scale, and the rich cultural heritage of the Victorian High Country.

Mid tour we follow the spectacular Track 107 down to Mittagundi, a not for profit outdoor education centre where they host the annual Mittagundi Bush Dance and Pioneer Skills fundraising weekend. We invite our guests to get involved in a traditional bush festivities weekend and pick up some long lost bush skills along the way.

For the final few days we head up The Long Spur to the final camp on Mount Bogong, Victoria’s highest mountain. On your last day you climb to the highest place you can take a horse in Australia, and nestled in the valley far below is Spring Spur, your destination at day’s end.

  • Carpark
  • Extended
  • Animal Led
  • Adventure and Outdoors Tours
  • Food and Wine Tours
  • Nature and wildlife
  • Disabled access available, contact operator for details
  • Moderate

Welcome the New Year with an unforgettable experience. This Mount Bogong expedition features great landscapes, bush camps, spectacular riding terrain, great horses and local food & wine.

Journey onto the High Country via East Kiewa and Timms Spur taking in the stunning views across to Mount Bogong before descending down Track 107 into the heritage gold mining area below Mt Wills.

The second half of this tour climbs up the Long Spur track to a camp in the snowgums before traversing across Mount Bogong; the highest accessible horse riding landscape in Australia. The shore footed horses take us down Eskdale Spur and back to the home paddock at Spring Spur.

  • Carpark
  • Extended
  • Animal Led
  • Adventure and Outdoors Tours
  • Food and Wine Tours
  • Nature and wildlife
  • Disabled access available, contact operator for details
  • Moderate

Showcasing the West Kiewa, Pretty Valley and Mount Fainter, this expedition includes high plains, heritage huts, brumby country, wild rivers, stunning views and secluded camps, our renowned horses and campfire meals.

The horses are a feature of this expedition, each of them our own bred and trained mountain horse, 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 25 kilometres per day with opportunities for loping canters across open plains.

Camps are selected for their beautiful settings, some in traditional stock camps featuring huts, but often secluded bush camps maintained by BHA. 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.

All expeditions include a night before and a night after at Spring Spur, where you can join the family for a meal and enjoy your comfortable en-suite room.

  • Carpark
  • Extended
  • Animal Led
  • Adventure and Outdoors Tours
  • Food and Wine Tours
  • Nature and wildlife
  • Disabled access available, contact operator for details
  • Moderate

Highest of High Country, featuring spectacular climbs and descents across the top of Victoria. Wild rivers, stunning views, secluded camps and diverse landscapes.

The horses are a feature of this expedition, each of them our own bred and trained mountain horse, 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 25 kilometres per day with opportunities for loping canters across open plains.

Camps are selected for their beautiful settings, some in traditional stock camps featuring huts, but often secluded bush camps maintained by BHA. 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.

All expeditions include a night before and a night after at Spring Spur, where you can join the family for a meal and enjoy your comfortable en-suite room.

  • Carpark
  • Extended
  • Animal Led
  • Adventure and Outdoors Tours
  • Food and Wine Tours
  • Nature and wildlife
  • Disabled access available, contact operator for details
  • Moderate

Horsemanship clinic in a spectacular classroom, beyond the yard and stable. Advance your horse and rider relationship in a working environment. Great horses, beautiful camps, brumby country, experienced leaders.

This five day travelling clinic combines the rewards of a remote packhorse expedition with the the extra dimension of horsemanship skill building in a working environment. The experienced horse masters offer ongoing advice and ideas throughout the expedition.

Although all BHA rides include basic Natural Horsemanship, these clinics are an opportunity to focus on horsemanship, observe brumbies in there natural wild herd environment, learn the traditions of using packhorses, bush skills, camping with horses and problem solving the challenges of horses in remote landscapes.

On these expeditions there is an opportunity to bring your horse or use one of BHA’s own bred and trained mountain horses. Offering one on one mentoring, the Natural Horsemanship mobile clinics will be run this year by Lin and Clay Baird.

  • Carpark
  • Extended
  • Animal Led
  • Adventure and Outdoors Tours
  • Food and Wine Tours
  • Nature and wildlife
  • Disabled access available, contact operator for details
  • Moderate

The mountain valleys of North East Victoria abound with colourful bird life, majestic views, lush pastures and a delightful climate. Bogong Horseback Adventures offer day rides in the heart of the High Country.

Experience riding the beautiful tracks of the Alpine National Park through tall mountain forests, fern gullies and river crossings. Experienced guides with horses to suit all riders. All rides include tuition, hard hats and oilskin coats if required. Available all year by appointment

The two hour ride is a great ride for first timers and novice riders. Theteam of experienced staff and quality horses will take you on a ride to remember.

The two hour offers a few opportunities to trot and canter and is a great ride to develop your skills and confidence for nervous and novice riders and young children. With that said, it is enjoyable for all levels and ages, who don’t have the time to join one of our longer rides.

Age and weight limits apply, see the FAQ page if you have any questions.

Minimum age is eight years old.

Maximum weight 95kg.

  • Carpark
  • Family Friendly
  • Pet Friendly - Enquire
  • Public Toilet
  • Animal Led
  • Adventure and Outdoors Tours
  • Suitable for guests with a hearing impairment, from mild hearing loss to profoundly deaf.
  • Suitable for guests with a vision impairment. Attained by providing for guests with partial vision impairment or total loss of useable vision.
  • Disabled access available, contact operator for details
  • Moderate