4 Day Rides

Four Day Adventure

4 days 3 nights.

Day 1

Meeting at Merrijig, we are transported to King Saddle on Mt. Stirling itself where you will be matched with your horse, then we make our way through the magnificent woolybutt forest and gnarled snow gums taking in the spectacular 360 degree views from the summit of Mt. Stirling. Then make our way down towards Howqua Gap Hut where we will be met by our camp trailer with a scrumptious lunch. After lunch we make our way along the Cornnhill track as we relax into the saddle and take in the awe inspiring views of the mountains in the distance, as we descend down into the Howqua valley through the ever changing vegetation where we make our way to our camp site at Pike Flat.

Day 2

After a hearty breakfast we make our way up the 16 Mile track where we meet at the Bluff Hut for lunch. Take time to walk up to the lookout to see the magnificent views. After lunch we ride through the alpine flora heading across Mt Lovick as we head towards our camp for the night at Lovick’s Hut. Enjoy a hearty bush cooked meal.

Day 3

We experience the spectacular scenery as seen in “the man from Snowy River” films; we ride over King Billy, Mt. Magdala, and hells window. Mt Howitt all the while surrounded by breathtaking scenery of deep valleys below and the mountains stretching into the distance.

Feel as though you are on top of the world as you take in the breathtaking views and carpets of wildflowers, enjoy lunch on top of Mt. Howitt under the twisted snow gums, before we descend the infamous Howitt spur staircase into the Howqua valley, where our overnight camp is set on the banks of the Howqua river surrounded by towering white gums and mountain ash.

Day 4

Wake up to the sounds of the bush and the smell of a hearty breakfast. We then saddle up and  ride down through the forest of white gums, mountain ash and ferny creek valleys, taking a break at Ritchie’s hut then once more follow the Howqua River with its many crossings, to be met along the way by our back up crew with another tasty lunch. Then making our way home towards Tunnel bend, along the way Bruce can point out where the famous river crossing scenes from the Man from Snowy River Movies were shot. Before ended your adventure  in the Historical Howqua Valley.

Cost $1300 per person.           BOOK NOW

Four day Getaway

4 days 3 nights.

Day 1

Meeting at Merrijig we are then transported by vehicle to Mirrimbah Park once a logging town at the base of Mt. Buller.  Where you will be matched with your horse, we then make our way along the banks of the Delatite River and through the many river crossings with the magnificent towering gums and tree ferns. We meet for lunch at the top of the river Spur trail. After a scrumptious lunch we make our way through the gnarled snow gums to the summit of Mt. Stirling, enjoy the magnificent 360 degree views of the surrounding mountains. Then ride down through woolybutt forest and the ever changing flora to the Purcell’s mustering hut, Razorback hut where we set up camp for the night relaxing around the campfire under the stars.

Day 2

Wake to the scents of our great Australian bush, Brekky cooking. Saddle our horses, then we make our way along old cattle tracks and take in the majestic alpine bush. As you head towards the famous Craig’s Hut chat to Bruce about his time spent as one of the crack riders in the Man from Snowy River movies. He can point out along the way different locations used the films. Finally arriving at Craig’s hut you can take in the stunning views with the sleeping Indian in the background Mt. Cobbler. Enjoy a chance to look around the hut and get a photo on your horse with Craig’s hut in the background. Then head over where the support team have a scrumptious lunch waiting for you to enjoy.

After lunch we descend into the king valley making our way along the king river through the towering white gums and ferny creek valley to our mustering hut, enjoy a camp oven roast then relax around the campfire.

Day 3

As we pack up our swags after another hearty breakfast, we saddle up and head off following the cattle tracks up through tree ferned valley, to the top of Mt. No 3 with its beautiful views of the Delatite Valley, here we will be met for lunch under the snow gums, then make our way down Burnt hut spur through the woolybutt forest to our base camp at buttercup.

Day 4

After a leisurely breakfast we saddle up our trusty steeds, and then make our way through the bush to the banks of the Delatite River, where we can have a relaxing lunch. Then make our way back home to Merrijig along the way taking in the views of Mt. Timbertop and the Delatite valley, as we traverse the ridges then make our way across Buttercup Creek.

Cost $1280 per person.         BOOK NOW

New Years Eve 4 Day Ride

4 days 3 nights.

Day 1

Meeting at Merrijig we are then transported by vehicle to Mirrimbah Park once a logging town at the base of Mt. Buller.  Where you will be matched with your horse, we then make our way along the banks of the Delatite River and through the many river crossings with the magnificent towering gums and tree ferns. We meet for lunch at the top of the river Spur trail. After a scrumptious lunch we make our way through the gnarled snow gums to the summit of Mt. Stirling, enjoy the magnificent 360 degree views of the surrounding mountains. Then ride down through woolybutt forest and the ever changing flora to the Purcell’s mustering hut, Razorback hut where we set up camp for the night relaxing around the campfire under the stars.

Day 2

Wake to the scents of our great Australian bush, Brekky cooking. Saddle our horses, then we make our way along old cattle tracks and take in the majestic alpine bush. As you head towards the famous Craig’s Hut chat to Bruce about his time spent as one of the crack riders in the Man from Snowy River movies. He can point out along the way different locations used the films. Finally arriving at Craig’s hut you can take in the stunning views with the sleeping Indian in the background Mt. Cobbler. Enjoy a chance to look around the hut and get a photo on your horse with Craig’s hut in the background. Then head over where the support team have a scrumptious lunch waiting for you to enjoy.

After lunch we descend into the king valley making our way along the king river through the towering white gums and ferny creek valley to our mustering hut, enjoy a camp oven roast then relax around the campfire.

Day 3

As we pack up our swags after another hearty breakfast, we saddle up and head off following the cattle tracks up through tree ferned valley, to the top of Mt. No 3 with its beautiful views of the Delatite Valley, here we will be met for lunch under the snow gums, then make our way down Burnt hut spur through the woolybutt forest to our base camp at buttercup. You can relax sit back and take in what a year it has been and enjoy bringing in the New Year with some good food, music and great company, and maybe a few cheeky drinks.

Day 4

After a late brunch we saddle up our trusty steeds, and then make our back home to Merrijig along the way taking in the views of Mt. Timbertop and the Delatite valley, as we traverse the ridges then make our way across Buttercup Creek back to Merrijig for a afternoon lunch by the Waterfall on the Delatite river. Enjoy a swim and relax before your journey home.

Cost $1280 per person.         BOOK NOW

Easter 4 day ride

4 days 3 nights.

Day 1

Departing from picturesque Merrijig property where the McCormack’s have farmed for many generations, we ride up into the Buttercup Valley where you may well recognise the views from the Man from Snowy River films which were filmed in the area. Bruce can recount to you stories of the times had as he was one of the crack riders in both of the movies.

As we make our way through the peppermint gums and candle bark forest down to Buttercup Creek you may observe kangaroos resting in the shade or even spot a fellow deer. follow the ridges looking down into the Delatite Valley, and then make our way up to Bald Hill where we will be met with a scrumptious lunch then mount up, once again warming into the saddle you may like to pick the pace up a little and there are plenty of chances to trot and canter along as we make our way along the jeep track then head down into to our Base hut at Buttercup to spend the night.

Day 2

Begins with a hearty breakfast, as we get re acquainted with our steeds we ride out through the forest along Plain creek, to the Delatite river, making our way to the beautiful Mirrimbah park to enjoy a Picnic lunch by the banks of the river, once a logging town at the base of Mt. Buller after lunch make our way along and through the many river crossing with the magnificent towering gums and tree fern then we make our way up through the ever changing flora to the Purcell’s mustering hut Razorback hut where we camp for the night relaxing around the campfire under the stars.

Day 3

Wake to the scents of our great Australian bush, Brekky cooking. Saddle our horses, then we make our way through the magnificent woolybutt forest and gnarled snow gums taking in the spectacular 360 degree views from the summit of Mt. Stirling, as your horse picks his way along old cattle tracks and makes his way to Mt clear we are met by our support vehicle with a scrumptious lunch, take in the stunning views of Craig’s Hut with the sleeping Indian in the background Mt. Cobbler.

After lunch we descend into the king valley making our way along the king river through the towering white gums and ferny creek valley to our mustering hut, enjoy a camp oven roast then relax around the campfire.

Day 4

Begins with a hearty breakfast, then we make our way home following cattle tracks up through the tree ferned valley to the top of Mt. No 3 take in the beautiful views of the Delatite valley, from the Lookout before sitting down to lunch under the snow gums, once again mount our horses, making our way down Burnt hut spur through the woolly butt forest then to our base camp in the buttercup valley a beautiful place to finish our adventure.

Cost $1280 per person.         BOOK NOW