In the middle of the Australian outback sits Kings Creek Station, a place where red sands blow and twist through desert oaks and elusive wild horses roam the wide open spaces. This is the site of our epic Desert Brumby Safari – and once a year, it also plays host to Brumby Week, the most exciting event on any brumby lover’s calendar.
Brumby Week is a week-long immersion into the world of Australia’s wild horses, during which time attendees are treated to the fantastic bush hospitality of Kings Creek Station. Every day brings new knowledge and exciting events: internationally acclaimed speakers, brumby handling demonstrations, indigenous immersion experiences, 4×4 brumby-watching safaris, educational bushwalks and more. You can find the full program and more information in the event booklet.
This year’s keynote speaker is Dr Wayne Linklater, who has dedicated his life to animal ecology, in particular the study of New Zealand’s wild Kaimanawa horses. Having an expert of this calibre on-site in the brumbies’ desert habitat is sure to reveal incredible insights about our wild horses, their management and the region’s ecology!
Alongside the chockablock-full program for Brumby Week, attendees have plenty of free time to really get to the essence of life in the outback, whether that means chatting to the Kings Creek Station team over a cuppa, sharing experiences with fellow guests or finding a quiet spot to breathe deep of the desert air. The chance to spend uninterrupted time in an authentic part of Australia’s Red Centre while being fully catered-for is truly uncommon.
This year, Brumby Week is running from the 25th to the 31st of August, and our first Desert Brumby Safari kicks off on the 1st of September. Coincidence? Absolutely not!
If you’d like to experience the wonders of Brumby Week and cap it all off with another week of training your own wild brumby under expert guidance (with the option to take your brumby home with you! Eeep!) check out the Desert Brumby Safari here and get in touch to organise your outback adventure of a lifetime.
Image credits: Brumby Week, ABC News / Matthew Abbott.