Home

Riders at Craig's Hut
Guests at Craig’s Hut

 

Bruce and Debra have been in the Trail Riding Business for over 30 years and invite you to join them and their experienced staff on a ride of a lifetime through the Magnificent Victorian High Country, sharing with you their expert knowledge and experiences.

 

You will experience for yourself the breath-taking views from Mount Stirling and Craig’s Hut;  Have a chat to Bruce about his time spent as one of the crack riders in the The Man from Snowy River movies.

Ride to the Famous Craig's Hut
  Ride to the Famous Craig’s Hut
Amazing Views From Craig's Hut
Amazing Views From Craig’s Hut – Sleeping Indian

 

 

 

 

 

Bruce can point out along the way different locations used in the films. You  will roam through tree-ferned valleys, and beautiful river crossings, seeing some spectacular view along the way. 

River CorssingsTree Ferned Valleys

Get to hear about the life of a cattle mustering family as featured in Outback magazine. Also see where some of the scenes of the Australian Outback Spectacular Show were filmed starring our very own Cobie, Bruce and Jack McCormack.

 

Camp at Panican Creek Hut
Our Hidden away camp at Panican Creek Hut

You’ll also get the chance to camp at our mustering hut in Pannican Creek. Its hidden  deep in the peaceful Valley. As the horses rest up after a big day, you’ll get to put your feet up and enjoy some nice food, a few drinks and good company around a burning campfire. 

Shorter 2 hour and Half Day rides
Shorter 2 hour and Half Day rides

 

 

Rides vary in length from two hours, half day, full day to weekend rides and longer. Our tours operate all year round and can be tailored to suit your interest.  

 

 BOOK NOW 

A Seat with a view… Mt Stirling

Ride Dates

2020-2021 Season Schedule

We would like to thanks all our guest who helped us get through one of the weirdest seasons we have had, covid sure through some stuff at us. But we finished the season off, had many happy guest, that all looked after our horses beautifully.

We loved showing you all our back yard. We will take a well earnt rest over the Winter, so we are all ready to go for the next season to start in November. 

We are already booking out our rides so make sure you check out the dates and book in so you don’t miss out. 

You can check out our next season schedule (click here).  

If a ride is already booked out we do have waiting list,  if you would like to go on this, contact us with what ride you are interested and we can let you know if spots come up. 

Rides can be tailored and changed to your groups needs, please contact us if you would like to do this.

Contact us for more details.     

  2021-2022 Season Schedule Click Here    

Craig's Hut Day Ride
Craig’s Hut Day Ride

Day Rides To Craig’s Hut $350 per person 

Our Popular Overnight Rides that head to Craig’s Hut. $720pp

 

Short 2 hour and half Day Rides in Merrijig Area
Views of Mt Buller and the hills

Short Rides Around Merrijig 

2 Hour $120, and  ½ Day (3 hrs)  $150

To See Availability Click Here 

 

Beautiful Vies from Mt Stirling Summit
Beautiful Vies from Mt Stirling Summit

Longer 3 and 4 Day Rides,

Operate throughout the season and over Long Weekends.

$1020-$1490

Wonnangatta Station
Wonnangatta Station

Our Feature 7 Day

Wonnangatta Ride $2750

 

 

If you have a group that are interested in doing a particular ride, we can create one to suit your needs.

BOOK NOW    or    CONTACT US   for more details 

Day Ride to Craig’s Hut

Day Ride of a Lifetime to Craig’s Hut (November – May)

Lady riding palomino horse, standing in front of Hut
Craig’s Hut

Re-live the movies and ride to Craig’s hut, the set where “The Man from Snowy River” was filmed.  The day starts from telephone box junction (TBJ) where we match you with your horse, mount up and meander through the Woollybutt trees.  Your horse picks his way along the cattle tracks whilst you warm into the saddle for the day. As you climb higher, you will pass through the gnarled Snow Gums to reach the summit of Mt. Stirling and take in the magnificent panoramic views.

Craig's Hut
Craig’s Hut

You will descend through more Snow Gums and whilst admiring the beautiful scenery, you will have the opportunity  to 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.  As you come out of the tree line to ride over the short springy mountain turf in awe of the stunning views and the iconic Craig’s Hut itself. You tie your horse up and enjoy a tasty packsaddle lunch, (or be met by our backup crew with a scrumptious lunch). 

Ride of a lifetime to Craig's Hut
Ride of a lifetime to Craig’s Hut

Breathe in the clean air and the views that stretch on forever before mounting your horse and making our way back.  Just below the summit we will make our way back towards King Saddle following ski trails and old logging and cattle tracks to TBJ where we will load the horses in the truck and head for home. 

Day starts at 8.30am and finishes at around 4.30pm.  Lunch provided.

Cost $350 per person.        BOOK NOW

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

  • HOW MANY GUEST PER RIDE – We take up to 16 Guests on Each Ride (Some Day Rides are only 6 guests)
  • Short rides average 10-12 Guests
  • LEVEL OF EXPERIENCE NEEDED – We take from Beginner to Experienced riders on all our rides. The terrain we ride in doesn’t allow us to do a lot of trotting or cantering, and when we do, we split the group up if there is someone not confident to do it. We also have the support cars that meet at lunch so guest can jump into that if needed.
  • AGE LIMIT Our age limit for shorter rides is 8 years old, but depends on the rider’s ability and if you think they would handle the ride. Age limit for longer Day rides and overnight rides is 14 years old, but again depends on rider’s ability and experience. If you think that they would be OK then we trust your judgement. You could give us a call to discuss it further if you need
  • WEIGHT LIMIT – you need to under 110kg (if you are over this contact us to talk about options)
  • NON RIDING GUESTS We can have guest ride in the support cars with us, we have comfortably 2 spots. We charge a daily fee to cover costs. They get to experience the camp side of the rides. Meeting you for Lunch and at the camp.
  • WHERE YOU SLEEP/CAMP You stay at our Mustering hut that is hidden deep in the Valley for the night; there are a few different sleeping arrangements. You can sleep in the Hut in swag on Bunk beds, sleep in you swag under a lean to Shelter under the stars, we also provide everyone with a pop up tent you can roll your swag out in. We have hot showers or if your game a little creek to wash in. If you do the 3 nights you either stay at our Buttercup Hut or another bush hut all have, bunk rooms and we provide hot showers.
  • Difference between King Valley and Delatite River ride – Both of these overnight rides have the same 1st day. Where you ride up to Craig’s Hut, then after lunch ride down to our Mustering Hut at Panican Creek. Its the second day that differs –
  • King valley you ride thorough snow gums, lunch a-top of No.3, then ride down hill through woolybutt forest to our open private land at buttercup.
  • Delatite River you head back up throughteh ever changing flora valley towards where we began the day before to Razorback hut for lunch. You then head down the Delatite river, crossing the river many times through the towering gums and fern trees. Back to the beautiful green Mirrimbah park.
  • WHAT YOU GET INCLUDED – So you get all meals included, including snacks, tea, coffee etc, you get a McCormacks drink bottle, your Helmet is included. (But you can bring your own) You just need to bring your own Drinks.
  • Overnight rides you can Hire Swags – either fully made $20 or Empty $10 you bring your own sleeping bag and pillow. Or bring you own swag
  • Also can hire Oilskin (waterproof coat)
  • APPROX START TIME AND RETURN
  • SHORT RIDES – Ride time (arrive 10 minutes prior to start time)
  • DAY RIDES- We have you meet at yards at Merrijig address from 8am. You will be asked to drive your car to start point (you will be advised that morning) you leave your car at finish point. Riding starts approx 10am. Return time is approx 4.30-5pm.
  • OVERNIGHT- We have you meet at yards at Merrijig address from 8am. You will then be transported to riding start location, riding starts approx 10am. Return time is approx 4.30-5pm.
  • ACCOMMODATION BEFORE AND AFTER RIDE – We don’t supply accommodation, but recommend a few local places to stay (contact us for details)
  • PICK – UP FROM ACCOMMODATION – We can arrange for pick up from your accommodation if needed.
  • GROUP BOOKINGS – We do take group bookings and can tailor a ride to your group needs
  • SCHOOL GROUPS – We have a range of school group options from
  • Short rides – 2 Hours and Half Day Rides
  • Day rides
  • Overnight options (with varied horse riding days)
  • Self catering or Fully Catered

Contact Us

Do you have a Question about a ride , then please complete the fields below and we’ll be back in touch as quickly as we can!