Experience Details

Ride with the true cattle(wo)men of the Kimberleys in Western Australia who have been preserving the experience and history of the stockmen, the cattle musters and the pioneering years of one of Australia’s most beautiful regions.

You will be joining a 5 days / 6 nights horse riding adventure in the magnificent Kimberley region, mustering cattle on two of the most historic over 700,000 acres large cattle stations. Just to give you an idea, this is an area larger than the European country of Luxembourg.

When you saddle up for your ride in the morning you will feel transported back in time, into the scenes from Baz Luhrmann’s movie AUSTRALIA. Yes, you are not mistaken, this is where some of the filming took place. So, giddy up, enjoy the view and check on these cattle!

This is a five days experience which will be offered for Horses & Cattle Australia guests only. It’s a truly authentic Australian cattle muster – not just an experience prepared for the visitors – so be prepared for some early starts and a few long days in the saddle.

As with all of Horses & Cattle Australia experiences, this is the real deal and to get the most out of the experience as a guest, you will be supported by experienced stockmen guiding you. If you are an experienced rider this will be an experience of a lifetime.

 

At a glance

LOCATION:

Kununurra Region, Kimberleys Western Australia

AIRPORT:

Kununurra

TYPE OF EXPERIENCE:

Cattle Muster

SEASON:

May - October

DURATION:

5 Days / 6 Nights

PRICING:

AUD 3340 / Euro 2100 per person (incl. Transfer from Kununurra)

LEVEL:

Advanced and Experienced Riders

ACCOMMODATION STYLE:

Bush Hut & Camping under the Stars

FOOD AND DRINK:

All Meals incl. Wine and Beer with dinner

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

One of Australia's most iconic cattle stations!

What to expect

Day 1 Arrival
You will be picked up in Kununurra around mid-day and meet the crew and the horses. Plans for the next day will be discussed during dinner.

Day 2 – 6
Since this is an authentic cattle muster, it’s the animals and nature who dictate the schedule and what you will be doing varies from day to day. However, a typical day would be an early rise, breakfast, saddle up and ride out to the area being mustered that day. You will either take a small mob of coacher cattle with you, or you will muster them up as you ride along. These quiet cattle are held by the riders while other riders run cattle into the coacher mob, some days with the aid of helicopter and bull buggy. Riders then walk the cattle back to the yards where they are processed (branded, ear marked, castrated, drenched, etc.). When that’s said and done the cattle will be walked back out again.

Some days you might be based at the station and for a couple days/nights the whole team could be camping out in swags (Australian for sleeping bag), sleeping under the stars.

Day 7 Departure
Transfer to Kununurra after breakfast. On the way back to Kununurra, your host will take you into the small town of Wyndham and up to the Five Rivers Lookout with spectacular views to be enjoyed. This will be followed by a visit to the local bakery with an opportunity to taste a crocodile or a delicious barramundi pie. On the way back to Kununurra, there will also be a stop at the beautiful Marlgu World Heritage Bird Reserve (Parry Lagoon). This is a haven for tropical water birds of many kinds and freshwater crocodiles which can be watched from the boardwalk. This is definitely well worth a visit!

The Horses

There is a large herd of well trained and sure-footed stockhorses available each one of them familiar with the terrain and working cattle and all horses will be matched to the riders’ abilities for a most enjoyable experience. Matching the right horse with a rider is so much more important for a cattle muster when horse and rider form a true partnership to get the cattle work done.

Roderick and Alida Woodland

Alida and Roderick have called The Kimberleys their home for many years and they have been sharing their love for the land, the cattle and the horses with guests from all over the world for many years.

Your Guide

Details

Included:

    • A great horse, tack, and support from experienced stockmen during the muster
    • Accommodation in a Camping Hut or Bunkhouse Accommodation (air-conditioned) at the station and for mustering closer to the station. Camping under the stars with camping gear for a couple nights during the cattle muster
    • Dinner on the first night of your arrival, three meals per day during the muster and breakfast on the day of your departure.
    • Beer and wine with dinner
    • Transfer from and to the meeting point in Kununurra

     

     

    Transfer:

    Transfer from and to Kununurra is included. Pick-up will be arranged from Kununarra around mid-day on the day before the start of the muster. Transfer back to Kununurra in the morning after the return from the muster. Guests will be dropped off in Kununurra around mid to late afternoon.

    Not included:

    Domestic or international flights from and to the destination. Drinks apart from wine and beer for dinner. Additional drinks, beer and wine can be purchased in Kununurra at your own expense and as per your preference. Euro 130, single use surcharge for a bunkhouse room.

     

     

    Prices and Dates

    Dates from Dates to Price Status
    9th June 2020 15th June 2019 AUD 3340 / 2100 EURO / Person Cancelled
    Additional dates for small groups available on request AUD 3340 / 2100 EURO / Person Send us your request

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