If you have ever wanted to experience the fun and romance of horse riding on the beach then this is your chance! This two-hour beach trail ride will take you along the wild deserted beaches between Warrnambool and Port Fairy, just three hours from Melbourne. We have horses to suit all abilities!
You will ride on your horse through Kelly Swamp, which is full of swans and other bird life from August through to January, into the tall sand dunes and onto the beach. The beach is a beautiful, deserted, pristine expanse of sand that stretches for 20km from Warrnambool to Port Fairy, without rocky outcrops or any other stops. Our horses love getting out in the fresh air so this is the perfect way to experience the sometimes windy Warrnambool! We offer first-time riders the opportunity to enjoy beach riding as we provide great instructions before leaving the stables and have qualified staff who will help you ride our wonderful horses. We have specially bred horses to cater for anyone from the nervous beginner to the very experienced rider, so everyone can enjoy the thrill of horse riding along a wide open beach! Horse riding is truly a great activity. It is a fantastic way to spend some time outdoors, it's exercise for your whole body and it's a heap of fun! You have the choice to get on a horse for the first time and canter up the beach, a thrilling achievement, or just take it easy and spend time taking in the scenery. Staff lead the groups so every rider will have the choice to go steady or give cantering a go. We don't, however, gallop our horses. All seasons are great to ride in. Rug up in winter and experience the white-wash waves and beautiful gold-and-green sand dunes or come for a ride in summer and enjoy the pristine deep blue water and sunny beaches. If you are lucky, you'll catch a glimpse of a wallaby or a seal, otherwise you can just sit back and view a great range of bird life!
This experience is available seven days a week (close on Good Friday, Anzac Day, Christmas Day). It is a two hour beach ride. Please arrive at 9.40am so you can be saddled up and ready for a 10am departure. Please contact us for alternative departure times.
Both first timers and experienced horse riders can enjoy this experience. Minimum age is 10 years, regardless of experience. It is advised that participants over 110kg phone RedBalloon prior to purchasing this experience to ensure that there will be a horse available on the day.
Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to this policy:
The price quoted is for one person. During summer the average number of riders is ten, and during winter it is three.
We ride in any weather. In the event of rain or inclement weather your experience will still go ahead unless contacted by the experience provider. If your experience is cancelled you will be rescheduled by the provider.
You need to wear comfortable clothing and covered-in shoes or boots.
Warrnambool, Victoria - approximately three hours west of Melbourne.