Cradle To Coast Ride, Australia - Horse Riding Holidays and Safaris

Cradle to Coast Ride, Australia

2-4 NightsBeginner to AdvancedFrom $3,400 AUD

This ride is everything we love about Tassie packed into five {or four, or three} unforgettable days.

There is SO much about Tasmania that keeps us coming back for more. The Apple Isle is not just a smorgasbord of awe-inspiring natural beauty, it’s also a foodie’s paradise. Imagine waking up to birdsong and a country sunrise, downing a moreish breakfast of local produce, then hitting the saddle to explore temperate rainforests, windswept mountains, time-worn bush tracks and THE most heavenly beach. Come sundown, you’re sitting back with a plate full of gourmet goodies, watching the horses grazing peacefully alongside kangaroos and wallabies.

THAT is the Cradle to Coast Ride in a nutshell. It’s everything we love about Tassie packed into five {or four, or three} unforgettable days. 

Your hosts, Ray and Laura Becker, are passionate locals through and through. They have exclusive access to some extraordinary riding trails within easy reach of two unique accommodation sites: the historic homestead of Brickendon Estate; and Bakers Beach Retreat, on the border of Narawntapu National Park.

With just seven guests per departure, your guides can create a truly customised experience for everyone. Beginners can build their confidence on safe, reliable horses while more advanced riders let loose on free-spirited canters.

Trust us, once you bite into the Apple Isle, you’ll be hooked. It will make your heart sing, your spirit soar, and its beauty will leave you breathless.

Fast Facts

  • Horse Breed:From Arabians to Quarter Horses to Percherons, and everything in between!
  • Pace:The pace will vary depending on your riding ability. Those who are capable of trotting and cantering will be able to do so when the terrain allows.
  • Weight Limit:A strict maximum of 100kg / 220lbs.
  • Type of tack:A mixture of English all-purpose and Australian stock saddles.
  • Seasons:November through to April for the summer 5-day itinerary. May to July & September for the winter 3 & 4-day itineraries.
  • Group size:A minimum of five a maximum of seven guests.
  • Time in Saddle:On average, four to five hours in the saddle per day.
  • Riding Ability:All riding abilities are catered for, from beginner* to advanced riders.
    *If you are a beginner rider, you’re expected to be capable of riding your horse at a walk and posting/rising to the trot, and willing to try cantering.
     Not sure what your riding ability is? Watch THIS video to find out.
  • Accommodation:3-DAY ITINERARY: You’ll be staying at Bakers Beach Homestead in the heart of Narawntapu National Park. The homestead boasts an incredible view across the grassland to the beach and the gorgeous Tassie coastline beyond. Hundreds of kangaroos and wallabies come out to nibble on the grasses at dusk and dawn. Twin share accommodation, with a shared toilet & bathroom.
    NB: The rooms at Bakers Beach are twin-share, and there is only one bathroom {with a shower and toilet} shared by 6 guests. But the location and exclusive access to this property is worth the occasional bathroom queue.
    4 & 5-DAY ITINERARIES: your nights are split between two unique accommodation houses. First up is Brickendon Estate, where you’ll have the entire South Wing of the historic Homestead: twin share bedrooms, two bathrooms, two comfy lounge rooms and a kitchen & dining area. You'll then be staying at Bakers Beach Retreat on the edge of Narawntapu National Park where you'll have the entire home to yourselves! Again twin share bedrooms, two bathrooms, living area and kitchen & dining area.
  • Ride Length:5 day, 4 night; 4 day, 3 night; and 3 day, 2 night itineraries are available.
  • Inclusions:

    The price includes all food, accommodation, riding and activities as outlined in the individual itineraries, and transfers to/from Launceston Airport or accommodation.

  • Exclusions:

    The price does not include flights, travel insurance (compulsory), or alcohol.

 

DEPARTURE DATES & RATES

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June 9, 2024

*including a local Navigation Ride (super fun!)

June 11, 2024SOLD OUT!
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June 17, 2024June 20, 2024SOLD OUT!
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July 1, 2024July 4, 20242 spots left
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September 9, 2024September 12, 20244 spots left
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October 7, 2024October 10, 2024SOLD OUT!
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October 21, 2024October 24, 2024SOLD OUT!
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October 28, 2024October 31, 2024SOLD OUT!
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November 11, 2024November 15, 2024Only 1 spot left!
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December 9, 2024December 13, 2024Only 1 spot left!
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December 30, 2024January 3, 2025Only 1 spot left!
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January 6, 2025January 10, 2025SOLD OUT!
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January 13, 2025January 17, 20257 spots left
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February 24, 2025February 26, 2025Only 1 spot left!
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April 7, 2025April 11, 20256 spots left
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More departure dates available upon request. Please enquire: info@globetrotting.com.au

NB: There is only 1x single room available per departure, assigned on a first come, first served basis.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE?

The price includes all food, accommodation, riding and activities as outlined in the individual itineraries, and transfers to/from Launceston Airport or accommodation.

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE?

The price does not include flights, travel insurance (compulsory), or alcohol.

Accepted payment is by credit or debit card only. Depending on the ride you choose to book and your country of residence, there will be a 1.2% to 2.9% surcharge.

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WHY IS THE PRICE QUOTED IN AUD?
With our riding destinations, the currency is dictated by our ride partner in that country. Therefore due to fluctuating exchange rates we have to quote in the same currency.

Itinerary

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*Please note, this is a suggested itinerary only and subject to change at the discretion of your guides due to weather and other influencing factors.

**The itineraries listed below are effective as of April 1, 2024.

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  • Five Day Ride - Day 1

    Welcome to Tassie, globetrotters! You’ll be picked up from your accommodation in Launceston bright and early – make sure you’re wearing your riding gear. Your hosts will bring you to a beautiful property called Harveydale, where you’ll meet the horses and get to know your trusty steed in the arena. Once everyone is comfortable, you’ll set off on a ride through tranquil eucalypt forests, where tell-tale thuds reveal the presence of well-camouflaged wallabies in the undergrowth. Lunch will be served out on the trail, complete with billy tea. In the afternoon, there’ll be more wildlife-spotting opportunities and chances to trot and canter as you meander through the scrub.

    Returning from your ride, you’ll take a half-hour transfer to Brickendon Estate. This UNESCO World Heritage Site has a rich history and many well-preserved original buildings. Your group will be given the whole South Wing of the Homestead, so you can truly make yourself at home.

    While you explore the Historical Village, wander the gardens or sit back with a book, your host Ray will whip up locally sourced, succulent, spit-roasted pork (vegetarian options are available with prior notice) followed by a homemade dessert featuring more gourmet local produce.

  • Five Day Ride - Day 2

    Today you’ll fuel up with bacon and eggs before taking a transfer to a nearby station – one of the most historic properties in northern Tasmania – with two centuries of continuous family ownership. Renowned for its superfine and fine Merino wool, it is also one of the largest wool producers in the state. The family’s long-term vision is to continually protect and improve the estate’s native ecosystems, grasslands and grazing country so that their descendants can enjoy it for generations to come. Amidst the bushland, you’ll find the horses saddled and waiting. Mounting up, you’ll savour steady uphill trots and canters, ride directly beneath the foothills of The Great Western Tiers, and marvel at spectacular views over the northern midlands, with the magnificent outline of Ben Lomond cutting into the horizon. Lunch is a picnic in a particularly scenic spot – perhaps on the banks of The Lake River.

    Before leaving this magnificent station, you’ll be treated to a moreish afternoon tea in the original farmyard buildings. Then it’s back to Brickendon for another delicious dinner.

  • Five Day Ride - Day 3

    This morning, you’ll be transferred to the mountains, with breakfast in the colourful town of Sheffield en route.

    Starting in the Vale of Belvoir Conservation Area, today’s ride takes you along the original 1830s livestock track through wet eucalypt forest, temperate rainforest and up to the Button Grass Plains. Due to the terrain, the ride is purely at a walk. The climb is rewarded with stunning views of Cradle Mountain, Barn Bluff, the Great Western Tiers, Mt Roland and the Black Buff Range. Suffice to say, you’ll be picking your jaw up off the ground! On the descent, you’ll ride down narrow, rocky tracks, along Fleece Creek, and past a small, abandoned gold mine. You’ll dismount for a saddlebag picnic lunch on the way.

    Before leaving the mountains, you’ll visit Devils at Cradle, a Tasmanian Devil and quoll sanctuary. Here you’ll get up close and personal with young Devils and learn about the breeding program aiming to ensure the Devils’ survival.

    Finally, you’ll head to Narawntapu National Park: Tasmania’s smallest national park, and the only national park where horses are allowed on the trail. Arriving at Bakers Beach Retreat, you’ll watch the sunset from the verandah and savour drool-worthy baked Tasmanian salmon in mustard honey butter while hundreds of kangaroos, wallabies and pademelons graze outside.

  • Five Day Ride - Day 4

    Get ready for a show-stopping day, starting with breakfast at Anvers Chocolate Factory (you’re on holiday, of course you can have chocolate for breakfast!). Whatever your typical morning beverage is, you must try the hot chocolate.

    Returning to Nawawntapu National Park, you’ll set off on a glorious ride across the grasslands and sand dunes to the beach itself. This pristine, 7-kilometre stretch of coast is all but deserted on any given day. Dolphins can sometimes be spotted playing in the waves. The sense of freedom is palpable and the temptation to let loose in a long, windswept canter is all but irresistible (although you can keep to a trot if preferred).

    Back at the homestead, cheese, crackers and antipasto await, along with one last Tassie sunset. Your final dinner might be a slow-cooked brisket, or perhaps a barbeque of local meats, seasonal veggies and salad.

  • Five Day Ride - Day 5

    Today you’ll see a completely different side of Narawntapu National Park. A long, steady climb along the Grass Tree Track and through the tranquil coastal forest offers opportunities to trot and canter, with views over the azure-blue waters of Bass Strait, Narawntapu National Park, the Tamar River Valley, the Great Western Tiers (seen from the opposite direction of your Cradle Mountain ride!) and, on a clear day, the high plateau of Table Cape.

    In the early afternoon, you’ll bid farewell to your wonderful horse, pack your bags and head to the Western Tiers Distillery for lunch. Finally, you’ll be returned to Launceston for your onward travels.

  • Four Day Ride - Day 1

    Welcome to Tassie, globetrotters! You’ll be picked up from your accommodation in Launceston bright and early – make sure you’re wearing your riding gear. Your hosts will bring you to a beautiful property called Harveydale, where you’ll meet the horses and get to know your trusty steed in the arena. Once everyone is comfortable, you’ll set off on a ride through tranquil eucalypt forests, where tell-tale thuds reveal the presence of well-camouflaged wallabies in the undergrowth. Lunch will be served out on the trail, complete with billy tea. In the afternoon, there’ll be more wildlife-spotting opportunities and chances to trot and canter as you meander through the scrub.

    Returning from your ride, you’ll take a half-hour transfer to Brickendon Estate. This UNESCO World Heritage Site has a rich history and many well-preserved original buildings. Your group will be given the whole South Wing of the Homestead, so you can truly make yourself at home.

    While you explore the Historical Village, wander the gardens or sit back with a book, your host Ray will whip up locally sourced, succulent, spit-roasted pork (vegetarian options are available with prior notice) followed by a homemade dessert featuring more gourmet local produce.

  • Four Day Ride - Day 2

    May, June & October departures:

    Today you’ll fuel up with bacon and eggs before taking a transfer to a nearby station – one of the most historic properties in northern Tasmania – with two centuries of continuous family ownership. Renowned for its superfine and fine Merino wool, it is also one of the largest wool producers in the state. The family’s long-term vision is to continually protect and improve the estate’s native ecosystems, grasslands and grazing country so that their descendants can enjoy it for generations to come. Amidst the bushland, you’ll find the horses saddled and waiting. Mounting up, you’ll savour steady uphill trots and canters, ride directly beneath the foothills of The Great Western Tiers, and marvel at spectacular views over the northern midlands, with the magnificent outline of Ben Lomond cutting into the horizon. Lunch is a picnic in a particularly scenic spot – perhaps on the banks of The Lake River. Before leaving this magnificent station, you’ll also be treated to a moreish afternoon tea in the original farmyard buildings.

    Finally, you’ll head to Narawntapu National Park: Tasmania’s smallest national park, and the only national park where horses are allowed on the trail. Arriving at Bakers Beach Retreat, you’ll watch the sunset from the verandah and savour drool-worthy baked Tasmanian salmon in mustard honey butter while hundreds of kangaroos, wallabies and pademelons graze outside.

    July & September departures:

    Today you’ll fuel up with bacon and eggs before taking a transfer to The Quoin, a nearby property named for the gigantic, 180-million-year-old rocky monolith that dominates the landscape. First settled by Europeans in the early 19th century, The Quoin produces some of Tasmania’s finest merino wool, while also protecting and regenerating vital native grasslands, waterways and forests. This careful stewardship has made The Quoin a haven for wedge-tailed eagles, Tasmanian devils, quolls, fire-tailed finches, wallabies, kangaroos, potoroos, bandicoots, wombats, and many more iconic species. Amidst this diverse bushland, you’ll savour steady uphill trots and canters, pad through cool, damp blackwood forests, ride along boulder-strewn valleys and marvel at spectacular views of the Tasmanian high country and midlands. Lunch is a picnic in a particularly scenic spot – perhaps atop the quoin itself, or sheltered beneath its dolerite cliffs. Afterwards, new trails lead you through entirely different landscapes on the ride back to base.

    Returning to Brickendon in the late afternoon, you’ll have time to relax and unwind before tucking into another delicious dinner.

  • Four Day Ride - Day 3

    May, June & October departures:

    Get ready for a show-stopping day, starting with breakfast at Anvers Chocolate Factory (you’re on holiday, of course you can have chocolate for breakfast!). Whatever your typical morning beverage is, you must try the hot chocolate.

    Returning to Nawawntapu National Park, you’ll set off on a glorious ride across the grasslands and sand dunes to the beach itself. This pristine, 7-kilometre stretch of coast is all but deserted on any given day. Dolphins can sometimes be spotted playing in the waves. The sense of freedom is palpable and the temptation to let loose in a long, windswept canter is all but irresistible (though not required).

    Back at the homestead, cheese, crackers and antipasto await, along with one last Tassie sunset. Your final dinner might be a slow-cooked brisket, or perhaps a barbeque of local meats, seasonal veggies and salad.

    July & September departures:

    Get ready for a show-stopping day, starting with breakfast at Christmas Hill Raspberry Farm en route to Narawntapu National Park. Tasmania’s smallest national park, this is also the only national park where horses are allowed on the trail. Here, you’ll set off on a glorious ride across the grasslands and sand dunes to the beach itself. This pristine, 7-kilometre stretch of coast is all but deserted on any given day. Dolphins can sometimes be spotted playing in the waves. The sense of freedom is palpable and the temptation to let loose in a long, windswept canter is all but irresistible (though not required).

    Tonight you’re staying on the edge of the national park, at Bakers Beach Retreat. You’ll watch the sunset from the verandah and dig into copious amounts of cheese, crackers and antipasto while hundreds of kangaroos, wallabies and pademelons graze outside. Your final dinner might be a slow-cooked brisket, or perhaps a barbeque of local meats, seasonal veggies and salad.

  • Four Day Ride - Day 4

    Today you’ll see a completely different side of Narawntapu National Park. A long, steady climb along the Grass Tree Track and through the tranquil coastal forest offers opportunities to trot and canter, with views over the azure-blue waters of Bass Strait, Narawntapu National Park, the Tamar River Valley, the Great Western Tiers (seen from the opposite direction of your Cradle Mountain ride!) and, on a clear day, the high plateau of Table Cape.

    In the early afternoon, you’ll bid farewell to your wonderful horse, pack your bags and head to the Western Tiers Distillery for lunch. Finally, you’ll be returned to Launceston for your onward travels.

  • Three Day Ride - Day 1

    Welcome to Tassie, globetrotters! You’ll be picked up from your accommodation in Launceston bright and early – make sure you’re wearing your riding gear. Your hosts will bring you to a beautiful property called Harveydale, where you’ll meet the horses, say g’day to the local riding club members who are hosting this super fun navigation ride, and get to know your trusty steed in the arena. Once everyone is armed with a scavenger hunt-style quiz sheet, you’ll set off on a ride through tranquil eucalypt forests, where tell-tale thuds reveal the presence of well-camouflaged wallabies in the undergrowth.

    Lunch will be served out on the trail, complete with billy tea (now’s your chance to wring out some clues from your guides for those quiz questions!). In the afternoon, there’ll be more wildlife-spotting opportunities and chances to trot and canter as you return from the ride and claim your prizes (go Team Globetrotting!).

    Finally, you’ll head to Narawntapu National Park: Tasmania’s smallest national park, and the only national park where horses are allowed on the trail. Arriving at Bakers Beach Retreat, you’ll watch the sunset from the verandah and savour drool-worthy baked Tasmanian salmon in mustard honey butter while hundreds of kangaroos, wallabies and pademelons graze outside.

  • Three Day Ride - Day 2

    Today’s adventures begin with breakfast at Anvers Chocolate Factory (you’re on holiday, of course you can have chocolate for breakfast!). Whatever your typical morning beverage is, you must try the hot chocolate.

    Returning to Nawawntapu National Park, you’ll mount up for a full day’s ride to The Razorback – the name will make sense when you reach the summit. A long, steady climb along the Grass Tree Track and through the tranquil coastal forest offers opportunities to trot and canter. You’ll dismount for lunch at a scenic spot along the way. The Razorback boasts sweeping views over the azure-blue waters of Bass Strait, Narawntapu National Park, the Tamar River Valley, the Great Western Tiers, Mt Roland and, on a clear day, the high plateau of Table Cape.

    Dinner tonight features locally sourced, succulent, spit-roasted pork (vegetarian options are available with prior notice) followed by a homemade dessert featuring more gourmet local produce.

  • Three Day Ride - Day 3

    After a tasty cooked breakfast at the homestead. you’ll set off on a glorious morning ride across the grasslands and sand dunes to the beach itself. This pristine, 7-kilometre stretch of coast is all but deserted on any given day. Dolphins can sometimes be spotted playing in the waves. The sense of freedom is palpable and the temptation to let loose in a long, windswept canter is all but irresistible (though not required).

    After lunch, you’ll bid farewell to your wonderful horse and be transferred back to Launceston for your onward travels.

  • Transfer Information

    All guests will need to arrive and stay in Launceston (at your own expense) the night before the ride begins, so that you’re ready for pick up from your hotel accommodation between 8 – 8:30am on day 1 of your ride.

    On the final day, departing flights can be booked anytime after 7pm, although we recommend overnighting in Launceston and flying home the following day.

    Transfers from your accommodation on day 1, and back to Launceston Airport or your accommodation on the last day of the ride, are included in the price.

Angela C

‘This ride crossed so many horseback riding experiences off my bucket list! I cannot recommend it highly enough, especially for riders looking for their first Globetrotting trip like I was. The trails and terrain were stunning, and the horses were excellent (especially Sonata, my mare!). The guides took such care to make the riders feel confident and ensure everyone was having a great time. I learned so much from the guides and those in my group, and I feel like I really grew as a rider over the 5 days. I took this trip to celebrate an educational milestone and disconnect from work and life, and it was exactly the reset I needed. I got to connect with the beautiful Tasmanian nature, develop new friendships, and grow in confidence and ability as a horsewoman. The memories of cantering on the beach, navigating downhill paths, and trotting through winding trails are ones that I’ll think of forever!’

Cradle to Coast, Tasmania, Globetrotting Horse Riding Holidays

Meg B

‘I can’t fault the Cradle to Coast ride! The scenery is spectacular, the accommodation is wonderful, the food is delicious, the guides are amazing, and the horses are just the best! Every day is completely different, one day we were riding through ancient farmlands, the next we were cantering along the pristine Bakers Beach, and another we were riding past wombats and eating lunch in front of Cradle Mountain. I’ve done the multi-day ride twice now and will happily keep coming back. I rode Choccie both times and have never felt safer and more confident on a horse. We had a group with varying riding abilities, but everyone was well-catered to and felt safe at all times. I would recommend this ride to anyone. It’s definitely one to add to the bucket list!’

Cradle to Coast, Tasmania, Globetrotting Horse Riding Holidays

Emma A

‘I just completed the Cradle to Coast horseback riding trip and I highly recommend it. They did an excellent job of pairing the horses with the riders, ensuring that everyone was comfortable throughout the journey. Every day was different from the last in terms of the landscape and the ride experience. The guides, horses, food, and accommodation were all excellent. Communication about the trip was extremely good and they provided a very professional service. I will absolutely book another Globetrotting trip in the future.’

Cradle to Cost Ride, Tasmania, Globetrotting Horse Riding Holidays

Tanya Clarke

‘The Cradle to Coast ride was absolutely beyond amazing! Our hosts and guides were so easygoing and hospitable; nothing was a bother! The food was absolutely divine. Every single part of the food served was on point.  The most amazing selection of local Tassie foods was just delicious! The countryside is just stunning, with the best view ever…Just us and the wallabies. It was bliss. Their Horses are just beautiful. I rode Dewey, and I fell in love with him – he is such a gentle giant and so photogenic! He certainly looked after me! I highly recommend this ride!’

Cradle to Coast, Tasmania, Globetrotting Horse Riding Holidays

Liz Usher

‘This ride really exceeded my expectations. The experience was fantastic, from the amazing horses to the friendly and helpful hosts and staff, the stunning landscapes, comfortable accommodation and delicious food. It was everything I could have hoped for, and more! I rode Captain and he was the perfect horse for me. He loved cantering on the beach and was really responsive, which gave me a lot of confidence. The lodge at Bakers Beach was so cosy and comfortable, and there’s nothing quite like sitting on the verandah after a long day of riding, watching the wildlife and enjoying a drink while the sun sets. This ride is truly special and is a must for all horse lovers.’

Cradle to Coast, Tasmania, Globetrotting Horse Riding Holidays

Rochelle Hockley

‘Laura and Ray have done an amazing job curating an amazing team of guides, fabulous horses to suit all levels, and stunning rides that are unique every day with plenty of opportunity for trotting and cantering. Add in the fun off-the-horse activities and lovely accommodations, and you can’t go wrong. Book the ride! You won’t regret it!’

Cradle to Coast Ride, Tasmania, Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Stephanie Shaw

‘This was my first multi-day horse ride after taking lessons for six months. It was an ideal way to reinforce and enhance what I had learned so far. I had SO much fun and usually felt like five hours a day was not enough! I wanted to do something for myself after watching and paying for my kids’ lessons for so many years. The ride was suitable for all levels, and everyone was happy. I went with two of my daughters, and it was magical to share this experience with them. The scenery in Tasmania was spectacular, and each day was completely different. I would go again in a minute!’

The Cradle to Coast Ride, Tasmania, Australia, Globetrotting horse riding holidays.

Carly Culleton

‘I recently took my first globetrotting trip on the Cradle to Coast ride, and it was the perfect way to celebrate my milestone 40th birthday! My sister and I had never been to Tasmania before, and the experiences we had there were truly unforgettable. It’s hard to find other places that offer such a diverse array of landscapes to explore on horseback, from the mountains to the beaches and forests. Plus, being on a food and wine trail meant we got to indulge even when we weren’t riding. The warm hospitality of the Tasmanian locals made it a truly once-in-a-lifetime holiday that we will always cherish.’

The Cradle to Coast Ride, Australia, Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Debbie Smith

‘I had an absolute blast in Tassie! The Cradle to Coast ride was such a fabulous experience. Wonderful guides, Stacy & Barb and Ray our host was quite the storyteller and a great cook, except when he took his eyes off the garlic bread for just a minute! Most importantly, the horses were so lovely, all with different personalities, much like their riders! My boy was Chockie, and he was a sweetheart! This was my first Globetrotting experience, but certainly won’t be my last.’

 

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