The coastal route between Melbourne and Sydney is another one of the ‘must do road trips’ when visiting Australia. Once you arrive in Bega it’s the ideal spot to venture inland into real horse and riding country to enjoy your epic horse adventure where legendary bushmen and cattlemen have been writing history.
With Australia’s highest peaks a magnificent backdrop, the region is perfect for horse riding and to also throw a line and do a bit of fishing. Enjoy this unspoiled alpine wilderness dotted with charming towns, rolling vineyards, grazing pastures and some berry farms and taste cool-climate wines and delicious local food.
If you are taking the inland route from Melbourne to Sydney, located halfway between, Corryong is the undiscovered treasure of the Snowy Mountains with a festival that showcases the Australian country lifestyle like no other. Meet and listen to amazing bush poets, artists and take in the dust busting action from the fantastic horsemen and women. This festival attracts thousands of outback and city folks from all walks of life. Every year this event recreates the fun and excitement of a bush gathering where both new and old friends come together to have a yarn and enjoy traditional bush tucker and kick up their heels.
But this region has more in store for the horse enthusiast. Brumbies have been running wild for more than 150 years in the Kosciusko National Park and chances are that you will see some small herds of wild brumbies in the area. This is also a rich farming area with some top food and wine experiences to be enjoyed in the area where you will stay.