Ride High Country

Our family has deep ancestral connections to the Victorian High Country that date back to the gold rushes of the 1860s. With a wish to preserve our family history and connection to the Bogong High Plains, and to enable us to share this connection with others, we established Bogong Horseback Adventures in Tawonga in 1986.

Our vision was to offer exceptional horseback expeditions in some of the best mountain terrain in Australia. Now long established, we continue to provide unparalleled mountain horseback experiences with comfortable camps and great fire-cooked meals in the pristine Alpine National Park. We’re proud to preserve the great Australian tradition of throwing a swag down under the stars and sharing stories over the campfire.

High Country Pack Horse Tours

We take you on a journey into the highest points of the Victorian High Country, a journey into another time and world, on horses mountain-bred. Ascending the High Country on one of many rocky spurs, we arrive on the plains and peaks in a magical place above the clouds, where endless blue horizons fill the frame. Your horse’s ears are a guiding compass across the pretty plains of billy buttons, watched on by the ancient snowgum bonsai, twisted from icy winter winds. Take a deep breath of clean mountain air – can you hear the gentle trickle of spring water melting from the rocks? This is where the Murray River is born. Your horse confidently traverses the hand-cut track to an end of day tucker bag. Warm your back and belly by the fireside before finding a place under the blazing starlit southern sky to roll out your swag and watch the southern cross rollover.

Goto Tour Dates

Mount Bogong Rides

Highest riding terrain in Australia.

Camps

On these itineraries we travel to some of the Victorian High Countrys' more remote and hidden camps, traveling through rich cultural heritage from First Australians, gold miners, and cattleman.

Highlights

  • First view from Timms Spur
  • High Country Camp at Cemetery Spur
  • Descending the old mining track 107 into Big River
  • Views from Bossia Hill
  • Cleve Cole Hut
  • Rocking Stone Saddle
  • Hells Gap & Eskdale Spur

Mount Fainter Rides

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Pack Horse Tour Season Dates

Wild Rivers Wild Flowers

The Wild West Kiewa River to the High Country's unique alpine flora in full bloom. This ride features great horses, five days in the beautiful Alpine National Park, campfire meals & swag under the stars. All this & 2 nights at Spring Spur.

From:
November 28, 2022
To:
December 4, 2022
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AU$3000

New Years Eve Pack Horse Adventure

Welcome the New Year with an unforgettable experience. This Mount Fainter expedition features great landscapes, bush camps, spectacular riding terrain, great horses, and local food & wine.

From:
December 28, 2022
To:
July 5, 2022
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AU$3890

History of the High Plains

What could be more Australian than this long weekend getaway. Featuring the legendary High Country Horse, a few days in the beautiful Alpine National Park, campfire roast lamb and a swag under the stars.

From:
January 26, 2023
To:
January 29, 2023
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AU$2400

Mount Bogong Highest of High Country

Highest of High Country, featuring spectacular climbs and descents across the top of Victoria. Wild rivers, stunning views, secluded camps and diverse landscapes.

From:
February 19, 2023
To:
February 25, 2023
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AU$3450

Labour Day Long Weekend Escape

A classic long weekend getaway. Featuring the legendary High Country Horse, a few days in the beautiful Alpine National Park, campfire meals and a swag under the stars. All this and two nights at Spring Spur.

From:
March 10, 2023
To:
June 13, 2022
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AU$2400

An Alpine Easter Getaway

Easter in the High Country is a long tradition. This ride features great horses, four days in the beautiful Alpine National Park, campfire meals and a swag under the stars. All this and 2 nights at Spring Spur.

From:
April 6, 2023
To:
April 11, 2023
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AU$2900

Daily Trail Rides

Bogong Horseback Adventures has been operating an award-winning riding experience since 1986. We breed and train all of our own horses here at Spring Spur using natural horsemanship methods, and we proudly use only the highest quality Australian-made equipment. We offer safe and enjoyable horseback tours with warm and experienced guides so that people of all riding abilities can enjoy discovering the Alpine Valleys on horseback. With a dynamic and colourful herd of mountain-bred horses, there’s sure to be one for you! Saddle up and explore.

See Our Rides

Our Daily Trail Rides

Two Hour Afternoon Ride

A great ride for first timers and novice riders. Our team of experienced staff and quality horses will take you on a ride to remember.

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Morning Half Day Ride

The mountain valleys of North East Victoria abound with colourful bird life, majestic views, lush pastures and a delightful climate. Bogong Horseback Adventures offer day rides in the heart of the High Country.

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Full Day Ride with Bush Lunch

Enjoy a full day of riding the beautiful tracks of the Alpine National Park through tall mountain forests, fern gullies & river crossings. Take a break for a bush picnic lunch by a mountain stream before making you way back to the stables.

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Half Day Ride with Long Table Lunch

A great ride for first timers and novice riders. Our team of experienced staff and quality horses will take you on a ride to remember.

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Two Hour Evening Ride

The perfect ride during the heat of Summer, arrive back to the stables in the stunning evening light and cool mountain breeze (hopefully!) Our team of experienced staff and quality horses will take you on a ride to remember.

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