Bush and Beach Ride, Noosa, AustraliaGo Back
GLOBETROTTING ON THE SUNSHINE COAST, AUSTRALIA
This 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 guests are mounted on superbly bred Australian Stock Horses and ride along untouched, vast expanses of Noosa North Shore beach, tail behind a mob of cattle and experience the true bush spirit in outback Queensland.
Owner, guide and former Olympian pentathlete, Alex Watson, selected Australian Stock Horses as his chosen breed for guests as they is regarded as the world’s most versatile horse, excelling at everything from Olympic disciplines such as showjumping, eventing and dressage through to campdrafting, polo, trail riding 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 feeling complete freedom 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 and rubbing shoulders with Aussie bushies to tiptoeing 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: variable depending on the terrain, with opportunities to trot and canter
riding ability: intermediate to advanced
weight limit: 100kg
accommodation: Four and half to five star holiday accommodation.
duration: 7 days and 6 nights, with 5 days riding
group size: a maximum of 8 riders
2019 departure dates:
May 12 to 18 – TWO globetrotters booked
June 2 to 8 – ONE globetrotter booked
June 23 to 29
July 21 to 27
August 18 to 24 – THREE globetrotters booked
September 15 to 21
October 13 to 19 – ONE globetrotter booked
2019 ride rate:
$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 (Australian residents only) or credit card which includes 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 noon on day 1. On the final day, guests will need to depart for the airport by 1pm.
Group airport transfers from Brisbane International Airport are available for $70 per person each way. Guests must arrive at the airport no later than 10am on day 1, to be transferred to Noosa by 12 noon.
Please note: due to varying arrival times lunch on day 1 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 our the all time favourite trail horses here.
Hear about the Bush & Beach Ride straight from the horse’s mouth (so to speak) – read the feedback from globetrotter Kim Jenkins here.