To ride your horse through the exposed tundra of the Alpine National Park and look across the mountaintops of the Great Dividing Range is an unforgettable experience. Bring your horse, or head out on a fully-supported horse riding tour, and explore the day rides and multi-day treks that traverse the park. There are also many great fire trails and roads to explore in the mountainous State Forests that surround Mount Beauty. So hook up the horse trailer and we'll see you soon.
WHERE TO RIDE
Horses are allowed into many parts of the Alpine National Park, with the exception of a few sensitive areas, and there are a number of campgrounds with horse yards to cater to multi-day pack riders. Permits are required for parties larger than five and it is highly recommended that you book the yards with Parks Victoria in advance as numbers are limited. Horses are permitted into the park between December and April.
There are also a lot of tracks to ride in the State Forests that surround Mount Beauty, with dirt roads that carve their way through the bush and up to summits with amazing views; a great option anytime of year.
HORSE RIDING TOURS
Transport yourself back to the days of old, when the High Country Cattlemen traversed the mountains on horseback like the Man From Snowy River. Suitable for both experienced riders and beginners, Bogong Horseback Adventures offers day rides and multi-day packhorse tours up into the spectacular landscapes of the Alpine National Park. Located at Spring Spur in Tawonga, Bogong Horseback Adventures has been family run since 1986. Spring Spur is a working horse farm and all horses are born and trained there in the foothills of Mount Bogong. The farm offers accommodation and serves up wonderful homegrown feasts to its guests.
OTHER EXPERIENCES YOU'LL LOVE
Their popular Women’s Specific MTB Skills Clinics are coming to Big Hill, Mt Beauty! The Beginner MTB Skills Clinics (three x two-hour sessions) run weekly for three weeks on Saturdays: May 4, 11, and 18, from 9am-11am. This course is female-led by an experienced and qualified MTB instructor, and is open to women only. This…Read more
Make time for yourself and prioritise your riding with their Women’s Specific Six-Week ‘Step It Up’ Skills Course in Mt Beauty. Led by a qualified female instructor, this course is ideal for those who have had some skills coaching before, those who have been riding for a while, or those who are keen to start…Read more
The winter ascent experience on Mount Bogong, Victoria’s highest peak, in the snow. This adventure is for bush walkers and hikers who are excited to see the high country in winter. You will cover around 16 kilometres and return via the Staircase Spur track to the summit. The tour begins at Mountain Creek Camp car…Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
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 and 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…Read more
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…Read more
Step back into another time with a celebration of Australian 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,…Read more