Bush and Beach ride, Noosa, AustraliaGo Back
GLOBETROTTING ON THE SUNSHINE COAST, AUSTRALIA
This beach and bush ride starting in Noosa on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland is the ultimate Australian bush and beach riding experience. It’s the quintessential Australian ride where riding guests are mounted on superbly bred Australian Stock Horses, ride along untouched, vast expanses of Noosa North Shore beach, tail behind a mob of cattle and experience true bush spirit in outback Queensland.
Owner and guide Alex Watson who is a former Olympian pentathlete selected Australian stock horses as his chosen breed for guests as the breed is regarded as the world’s most versatile horse being able to perform at everything from Olympic disciplines such as showjumping, eventing and dressage through to camp drafting, polo, trail work and cattle work.
To ride a horse along the beach is a dream all horse enthusiasts yearn for. It’s the appeal of galloping along never ending coast lines, thundering through the sea and the feeling of complete abandonment that has horse riders chomping at the bit to have their very own beach experience.
Guests leave the glistening sands of Noosa North Shore and are transported to the rough, rocky barren landscape of the Kilkivan bush, which offers a true Australian Outback experience. Days can vary from cantering through dry creek beds, leaping over fallen logs, pushing a mob of cattle, rubbing shoulders with Aussie bushies to tip toeing through a dense Bunya Pine forest where shafts of sunlight beam through the heavy canopy overhead.
time in saddle: 3 to 5 hours
breed of horses: Australian Stock Horses
pace: pace can vary from a walk right through to a gallop
riding ability: all riding abilities can catered from beginner to advanced
weight limit: maximum of 100kg
accommodation: Four and half to five star holiday accommodation.
seasons: all year round
group size: Maximum 8 riders
2017 departure dates:
October 15 to 21, 2017 – SOLD OUT
February through to November luxury, custom tours are available for a minimum of two riders.
2018 departure dates:
April 8 to 14, 2018 – SOLD OUT
April 22 to 28, 2018 – ONE globetrotter booked
May 20 to 26, 2018
June 17 to 23, 2018 – SOLD OUT
July 15 to 21, 2018 – THREE globetrotters booked
August 12 to 18, 2018
September 9 to 15, 2018
October 14 to 20, 2018
2018 ride prices:
$3,200 AUD per person all inclusive of meals, accommodation and riding based on twin share accommodation.
*This rate does not include flights and travel insurance.
*Due to varying arrival times, lunch on day one is not included.
*Single supplement charge of $350 applies to single travellers. Please note, guests will be required to pay the single supplement charge if there are no other guests willing to share accommodation.
*Prices may be subject to change.
Payment can be made via direct debit or credit card which incurs a 2% surcharge.
Transfers from the Sunshine Coast Airport are complimentary on the first and last day of the tour. Guests need to arrive on the Sunshine Coast no later than 12 midday on day one. On the final day, guests will need to depart for the airport after breakfast.
Group airport transfers from Brisbane International Airport are available for $65 per person each way. Guests must arrive at the airport no later than 10am on day one, to be transferred to Noosa by 12 noon.
Please note, due to varying arrival times lunch on day one is not included.
FURTHER READING AND VIEWING
If you are keen to find out more about Beck and Alex, the guides of this award-winning horse riding holiday, read our blog post here. Trust us, you’re in safe hands!
Want to learn about the type of horse you will be riding on this trek? Read about one of the all time favourite trail horses here.
Hear straight from the horse’s mouth (so to speak) and read the feedback from globetrotter Kim Jenkins who has completed this ride here.