Experience Details

Driving into Kimo (Ky-mo) means you are entering one of the hubs of Horses & Cattle Australia, where everything is waiting for you to follow your passion of riding horses in an environment that’s so beautiful to die for.

This is a 7000 acre working sheep and cattle farm. It is one of the oldest properties in this region and its history is filled with interesting people. From illegitimate French royalty to legitimate Australian royalty the history of Kimo is a fascinating tale, and especially interesting is the obvious power that existed in the emerging colony in agriculture and land ownership that brought simple farmers to be in elevated positions of power, fraternising with politicians and even Governors, all on the lawns of Kimo Estate. All of these tales make for fascinating discussions around the dinner table or camp fire with the owners of Kimo, the Ferguson Family, Dave and Emilia our hosts who have opened up and will share their beautiful property for us to enjoy.

Kimo is an aboriginal name for “mountains” and makes reference to the large hills of the now Kimo Range. The name was adopted by the squatters that arrived in the district who arrived, even before the first Explorer, Charles Sturt passed through. In Sturt’s journal he declared that the river “banks were too precipitous, and the ranges too abrupt”, forcing them to cross to the southern side of the river.

We can guarantee that you will love everything about Kimo, the riding country, the area, the beautiful accommodation its people and of course the horses.

At a glance

LOCATION:

Gundagai, New South Wales

AIRPORT:

Canberra or Wagga Wagga

TYPE OF EXPERIENCE:

Luxury Signature Cattle Station Experience

SEASON:

August – December and February - May

DURATION:

2 - 5 Days

PRICING:

From Euro 400 per person

LEVEL:

Novice, Intermediate and Advanced Riders

ACCOMMODATION STYLE:

Various Accommodation Styles

FOOD AND DRINK:

BYO Food and Drink

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

Ideal for couples for a romantic long weekend escape

What to expect

Many of our customers seek out unique horseriding adventures that deliver authentic experiences which tap into their passion points. Our signature experiences are truly bespoke and individually designed for you. You tell us about your dream horse experience and we will make it happen for you at Kimo.

Kimo offers everything for a true Luxury Signature experience, so please give us a call and we make sure that you can follow your passion and ride your dreams.

There are four different types of accommodation to choose from for your signature experience.

JR’s Hut
JR’s Hut is ideal for couples who are looking for a romantic horse riding getaway with that very special luxury factor. Nestled high on the hills of Kimo near Gundagai, J.R’s Eco Hut is private and secluded Luxury Glamping style accommodation for two with 360 degree views over the Murrumbidgee River flats/Kimo Valley. The Eco Hut is totally off grid but has everything that you need including a stunning bathroom with a spectacular view! Architecturally designed by Anthony Hunt and Luke Stanley, JR’s Hut is designed to maximise the spectacular views from the top of the hill and provide a quiet spot to refresh and take in the Australian Bush.

Windies Cottage
Windies used to be the Accountant’s cottage but it sure has changed a lot since then. It has been beautifully restored and today offers luxury with that touch of country feel. With it’s beautiful living room, kitchen and two well-appointed bedrooms with queen size beds it’s ideal for one or two couples or two riders who just want to throw a bit of luxury into their horse adventure.

Daleys Cottage
Daleys cottage is a stylish cottage, fully self-contained with cute kitchen and three bedrooms, one bedroom with two single beds and two doubles with queen size beds. Daleys great views from the verandah of the hills. It is very private and ideal for two couples or a group of 3 – 6 riders who want to stay in very comfortable accommodation and add that cottage feel to their horse experience. You will feel like you own the farm, when you stay at Daleys Cottage.

The Shearer’s Quarters
If you are travelling with a group of 5 – 9 people then the lovingly restored Shearers Quarters with a total of six bedrooms (3 queen, 3 twin singles) will be right for you. It gives you that unique Australian farm stay feeling but comes with all the modern features that you don’t want to miss. It’s probably the most luxurious and best appointed horse rider group accommodation in Australia. All rooms have central heating and air con and there are shared shower and toilet facilities. There is a fully equipped chef’s kitchen and you will love the “Mess Hall” dining room with the long table and open fire place for your group dinners and there is nothing better than sitting on the veranda with a glass of wine and watching the sheep on the hills, the cattle walking by and your horses grazing in the distance.

The Horses

You will be riding well-bred Australian stockhorses and some quarter horses, all of them well-bred and trained as a cow horse to make your riding experience most enjoyable. These are not trail riding horses but horses which are born and bred to excel working in the bush, an environment where horses are ridden for a purpose, to get a job done.

Brooke French

Join a great Australian horsewoman, campdrafter and farmer for a very special farm and horse riding experience where she shares her passion and love for the land, for the horses and for this beautiful part of the country she calls her own.

Your Guide

Details

Included:

  • A great horse incl tack and all equipment
  • Support from experienced guides, horse/equestrian trainers during the ride
  • Various types of luxury hut and cottage accommodation to choose from

Transfer:
Arrange your own transfer at your own cost.

Not included:

  • Domestic or international flights from and to the destination
  • Transfer from and to Wagga Wagga or Canberra airport. We suggest you hire a rental car.
  • Single occupancy room charges depending on the accommodation you choose

Prices and Dates

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