Experience Details

Nestled at the foothills of the majestic Grampians National Park, Mount William Station stands as a testament to time, history, and a profound connection with nature. Originally established in 1842 and resiliently rebuilt in 1920 after a devastating fire, this exclusive retreat has been sought after by society’s most discerning guests. It’s a place where the resounding toll of the 10 am bell signalled morning tea, where afternoons unfolded in spirited tennis matches and tranquil strolls amidst immaculate rose gardens, and where nights shimmered with captivating dances in the grand ballroom.

The property’s rich farming heritage is still evident today, with a working stud and prime lambing farm showcasing a vibrant mix of Charolais cattle and sheep. And now, Mount William Station extends an exclusive invitation to a select group of riders, allowing them to explore the stunning 7,500-acre estate on horseback.

Horses hold a special place at Mount William Station, celebrated through its equestrian heritage. The estate hosts prestigious polo tournaments in both Autumn and Spring on a pristine field surrounded by majestic red gums and framed by the Grampians National Park, creating a mesmerizing backdrop for thrilling matches and unforgettable rides.

After a day in the saddle, the Homestead welcomes you with its old-world charm and unique traditions lovingly preserved. Unwind by the pool, engage in a game of tennis, or simply savor moments of serenity in the rose garden.

As the sun sets over the Grampians, gather on the terrace overlooking the pool for drinks and the finest wines from the region, accompanied by delectable local delicacies. Dinner is a culinary journey crafted from local produce and paired with exceptional regional wines.

As night falls, the campfire beckons, where you’ll share stories and laughter with newfound friends, recounting the day’s adventures. At Mount William Station, every moment is an opportunity to create stories that will echo through generations—a truly unforgettable experience in the heart of Victoria’s pastoral history.

Close your eyes and envision riding through the Grampians, surrounded by history and natural beauty, atop a magnificent horse. It’s more than a ride; it’s an immersion in the spirit of adventure, nature, and a deep connection to the past. Mount William Station offers a luxury riding weekend that promises to be an unforgettable experience.

The Mount William Luxury Riding Weekend extends a warm welcome to non-riding partners, ensuring they have a wonderful experience while their equestrian companions set off on horseback adventures.

For those who prefer to keep their feet on the ground, Mount William offers a haven of relaxation. Picture yourself lounging by the pool, a classic novel in hand, surrounded by the serene beauty of the estate. If you’re feeling more active, enjoy a friendly game of tennis or take a leisurely stroll through the enchanting rose garden, where the fragrance of blossoms fills the air.

Nature enthusiasts will find solace at Lake Anne, named after the matriarch of the Mount William family. This private lake offers a unique opportunity to fish amidst abundant wetland wildlife and bird populations, creating a tranquil sanctuary for outdoor enthusiasts.

Steeped in history, Mount William boasts one of Victoria’s largest woolsheds, a testament to its pastoral heritage, and a short stroll from the Homestead allows you to explore this historic gem.

For those seeking to explore beyond the property, the Grampians National Park, a heritage-listed treasure known for its Aboriginal heritage, abundant plant and animal life, and stunning natural beauty, is just a short drive away. Enjoy world-class walks, hikes, scenic drives, and encounters with kangaroos, wallabies, emus, and native birds.

And of course, there’s the allure of wine in the Grampians, with a winemaking tradition spanning over a century and a half, producing some of Australia’s finest shiraz. Armed with the ‘Grampians Wine Map,’ embark on your own wine-tasting adventure, seeking out that perfect bottle to savor, commemorating the cherished moments and memories of your stay at Mount William.

Whether seeking relaxation, adventure, or a taste of local culture, Mount William offers an array of experiences to make your stay truly exceptional. Your journey here is not just about the destination; it’s about the exquisite moments you create along the way.

At a glance


Victoria - The Grampians




Luxury Riding Weekend


September - December and February - April


3 Days / 3 Nights


AUD 4200 All-Inclusive Luxury Package


Intermediate and Advanced Riders


Resort Style Accommodation


Fully inclusive


A great experience also for non-riding partners

What to expect

The Riding

Picture two and a half days of immersive riding in the Grampians, spending 4 to 6 hours daily in the saddle. With the guidance of two professional guides, you’ll not only ride but also learn from renowned Australian horse trainers and stockmen, deepening your horsemanship skills.

As you ride against the stunning backdrop of the Grampians National Park, you’ll follow paths to the tranquil Lake Anne, passing by historic landmarks like the old woolshed, remnants of the area’s pioneering history. Amidst this picturesque farm, where Charolais cows graze peacefully, you’ll encounter local wildlife, connecting with the untamed beauty of the land.

Mount William Station’s rich agricultural heritage and the timeless legacy of its horses come to life during this unforgettable journey. It’s more than just riding; it’s about forging a profound connection with these magnificent animals and immersing yourself in the land’s heritage.

The Food and Drinks

While our Luxury Horse Riding Weekend at Mount William promises an exceptional equestrian experience, it also unveils a true culinary delight, accompanied by splendid spirits and the finest Grampian wines. Our culinary journey, orchestrated by our own chef, is an experience in itself. As you dine at Mount William Station, you’ll be treated to a symphony of flavors sourced from the freshest, locally-sourced ingredients, handpicked from artisan suppliers, our very own farm, and lush gardens.

And let’s not forget the gourmet picnic in the paddock that awaits you. Picnic baskets laden with charcuterie, salads, fruits, and other locally sourced delicacies provide the perfect nourishment for another afternoon of exhilarating horse riding. At Mount William Station, every moment promises a delightful fusion of adventure and gastronomic delight.

The Accommodation

Indulge in the lavish accommodation options for your luxury horse riding weekend. The choices are as splendid as they are diverse, making it a delightful challenge to pick the perfect retreat for your stay. You’ll find four exquisite bedrooms, each with its own theme, story and its own unique charm and elegance. Additionally, there are three opulent master suites available, each promising an unparalleled level of luxury and comfort. Your stay at Mount William promises to be a haven of relaxation and refinement, ensuring that your horse riding weekend is as memorable as it is comfortable.

The Program

Day 1 Arrival

Thursday afternoon welcomes your arrival. Settle into the spacious, opulent rooms or your own private master suite at the homestead. If you bring your own horse, allocate time to establish your horse’s new abode in one of our paddocks or horse yards. It’s then the time to put on your riding attire and gather with your fellow riders and trainers for a comprehensive briefing. Meet your equine companion, specially selected for your ride before you begin your adventure with an inaugural ride, traversing lanes shaded by majestic gum trees leading to Lake Anne, Mount Williams private lake. Along the way, pass by historic landmarks such as the old woolshed and shearer’s quarters. Return to the homestead for an evening of leisure, savoring drinks on the terrace alongside delectable appetizers overlooking the lush gardens and pool. When the dinner bell rings, join us in the dining rooms for a sumptuous meal meticulously crafted by our talented chef.

Day 2

The day begins with a hearty breakfast, setting the stage for two action-packed days of horseback exploration. Once you’re energized, it’s time to prepare for an exceptional day in the saddle. In the morning, engage with our expert trainer and partake in engaging team activities on the polo field. These activities will serve as a warm-up for the adventure that awaits as you explore 7,200-acres of wonderful horseriding country.

Upon your return from the morning ride, lunch will be served on the terrace at the old stables. In the afternoon, saddle up once more for another unforgettable ride, where you’ll have the chance to encounter cattle along the way. Upon your return to the station, indulge in tantalizing nibbles and refreshing drinks, setting the stage for a gourmet dinner prepared by our culinary maestro. Savor the culinary artistry and flavours that await.

Day 3

As the sun rises over the magnificent Grampians, embrace the opportunity to explore this vast, picturesque land. On the second day of your journey, prepare for an all-day adventure, a gourmet picnic amidst the rolling paddocks. Here, surrounded by nature’s bounty, you’ll savor every bite as you soak in the tranquility of this pristine wilderness.

After this delightful picnic interlude, set off once more on a captivating horse ride. As the day wanes into a stunning sunset, return to the station, where the allure of Mount William beckons. Consider taking a refreshing swim in our inviting pool before indulging in yet another splendid dinner. Our chef, inspired by locally sourced produce, will craft dishes that are a testament to culinary excellence.

Day 4 Departure

Take in the views from the breakfast table before you bid farewell to your equine companion, carrying with you an invaluable treasure trove of memories and newfound equestrian expertise, destined to be cherished forever. Your luxury cattle station horse riding experience has come to a close, but the enchantment of this experience will linger in your heart, beckoning you to return to the embrace of the Grampians and Mount William.

The Horses

While we encourage our guests to bring their own horses for the ultimate adventure, we also cater to those who may not be in a position to do so. For such occasions, we are proud to offer a carefully selected group of horses, either owned directly by us or by our trusted trainers, that are available for our guests to ride. Your equine companions primarily consist of Australian stockhorses and quarter horses, all of them well-bred and trained. These horses are no strangers to the world of equestrian sports, regularly participating in training and activities such as campdrafting, ranch riding, cow working, and cutting. Their experience in these disciplines ensure a responsive and exciting riding experience for our guests. For those seeking a more relaxed and leisurely ride to take in the serene beauty of Mount William Station, we also have a couple of gentle and dependable pleasure horses. These equines are perfect for those looking for a relaxed and peaceful ride, allowing you to soak in the breathtaking landscapes on horseback at your own pace. Whether you're an experienced rider seeking a bit more action or simply looking to enjoy a tranquil horseback excursion, our diverse selection of horses is here to make your visit truly unforgettable.

Your Guide

Codie Law

Codie has been competing in campdrafting since he was a youngster As an accomplished competitor Codie’s list of wins and titles are impressive and throughout the year he successfully competes at all of the major events like the Warwick Gold Cup, Landmark Classic, the Sydney Royal and the Australian Stock Horse Nationals just to name a few.



  • 2.5 days luxury riding experience supported by two professional guides
  • A trusted and responsive horse carefully matched with you to enjoy the ride
  • Luxury pastoral-themed accommodation in one of the luxury double rooms or master suites
  • Exquisite gourmet meals expertly crafted by our very own chef
  • A curated selection of local wines paired to complement your gourmet dining experience
  • A selection of spirits to enjoy out on the terrace or around the campfire
  • Gourmet picnic out in the paddock
  • Drinks Mini Bar (Master Suites only)
  • Access to Lake Anne, the rolling English-styled gardens
  • Recreation facilities including outdoor swimming pool, sauna, mod-grass tennis court, walking areas and private fishing spot
  • Landing use of the Homestead’s Helipad (must be pre-arranged and transport costs are at your own expense)

Rates Quoted
Approximate starting rate quoted is based on double occupancy in a standard luxury room

Special rates available for non-riding companions:
The Mount William Luxury Riding Weekend extends a warm welcome to non-riding partners, ensuring they have a wonderful experience while their equestrian companions set off on horseback adventures. Special rates are available for non-riding partners.

Not included:
Domestic or international flights to destination and transfer from and to Mount William Station
Transfer from and to Mount William Station


Prices and Dates

Pricing Details All-inclusive Luxury Standard Room twin share/double occupancy AUD 4,200.00 All-inclusive Master Suite twin share/double occupancy AUD 4,200.00 All-inclusive Luxury Standard Room single use AUD 4,800.00 Non-riding partner Rate (Lux Standard Room accommodation, all meals and drinks, gourmet picnic and use of amenities) AUD 2,100.00 Non-riding partner Rate (Master Suite accommodation, all meals and drinks, gourmet picnic and use of amenities) AUD 2,500.00 BYOH - Bring your own horse is available for an AUD 300 reduced rate

Dates from Dates to Price Status
30th November 2023 3rd December 2023 AUD 4,200.00 All-inclusive (Double occupancy Luxury Standard Room) Available

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