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Watson's Mountain Country Trail Rides - Day Tours

296 Three Chain Road, Mansfield, Victoria 3724, Australia
03 5777 3552
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Mansfield
Type: Horseback Riding Stables
Owner description: We offer horse trail rides in the high country starting from our family farm. Our rides vary in length from 1 hour through to 5 days. Many of our... more » Owner description: We offer horse trail rides in the high country starting from our family farm. Our rides vary in length from 1 hour through to 5 days. Many of our rides visit the famous jump scene from the Man from Snowy River movie and we often see much wild life. Feature rides include a winery ride, 2 day and 5 day luxury rides. We are open 7 days a week all year round. « less
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

I had an amazing weekend horse riding through Victoria's high country. The scenery was spectacular, and it was so lovely to meet everyone there. I fell in love with Mitch (my horse), Poppy & Rusty (the two friendly dogs at the picturesque rustic accommodation in Howqua Valley) and had a fantastic weekend. The staff were all wonderful, the atmosphere was... More

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Bendigo, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We enjoyed the 2 day ride with Michael and his fantastic staff. My wife and I had put this off for awhile, as we are both novice riders. Michael and the crew could not have been more accommodating to all regardless of ability. The weather and scenery was nothing short of spectacular. We had a ball on the Saturday night... More

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Michael_and_Sally, Owner at Watson's Mountain Country Trail Rides - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thanks John for your great feedback it is really appreciated that you have taken the time to do so. Look forward to welcoming you back. Michael, Sally and the team at Watson's More

Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

The friendly welcome, superb organisation, comfortable accommodation and cheery bonhomie in the bunk house, all made up for this novice's patent lack of equestrian talent. The pleasant young tour guides were always supportive and encouraging, as they led us through the beautiful scenery in the Howqua Valley and alpine foothills.

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Michael_and_Sally, Owner at Watson's Mountain Country Trail Rides - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your ride with us. We are so pleased you had a great time. All the best from Michael, Sally and the team at Watson's. More

Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

After putting this 2 day luxury ride for years off finally did this wonderful ride with Michael Watson, Beiman, & Dale, as tour guides. What a wonderful weekend with my daughter a wonderful funny evening with our hosts great food and laughter. Even with a damp Saturday it didn't dampen our enthusiasm what a wonderful country we I've in. With... More

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Michael_and_Sally, Owner at Watson's Mountain Country Trail Rides - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to provide this lovely review. We are so pleased you had a great time and look forward to welcoming you back some time in the future. Regards Michael, Sally and the team at Watson's More

Adelaide, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We took the 3hour ride and were impressed by the quality of the horses, the friendliness of the staff, the amazing scenery and the fact that for a large group of riders (about 25) there were sufficient staff to be able to break the group into riders of similar abilities so that those who wanted to canter etc could whilst... More

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Michael_and_Sally, Owner at Watson's Mountain Country Trail Rides - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your riding experience with us we really appreciate you doing so. We look forward to welcoming you back. All the best from Michael and Sally and the team at Watsons. More

Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

Thank you thank you - Image, Mr T and Mitch. Spending 3 nights and 3 days away with my boys, 15 & 10 could have been tricky, no phones and no friends BUT we had such a great time. Great horses, good people, fun rides and amazing views. Michael, his horses and his staff are great at engaging the kids... More

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Michael_and_Sally, Owner at Watson's Mountain Country Trail Rides - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thanks Serena for the terrific feedback we really appreciate you taking the time to do so. We look forward to welcoming you back some time. All the best from Michael, Sally and the team at Watsons. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

My Auntie, Dad, and I had a great time during our second ride with Watson's Trail Rides. Everyone on the trip got along well and the staff who were with us out were fantastic. I would definitely recommend a 3 day ride to anyone especially with the staff from Watson's. I would especially like to thank Geordie (my horse) who... More

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Michael_and_Sally, Owner at Watson's Mountain Country Trail Rides - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thanks Jacob for such great feedback we really appreciate you taking the time to do so. We look forward to welcoming you back on another trip. Cheers Michael, Sally and the team at Watsons More

Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

My sister and I had a truly wonderful weekend riding great horses ( love you Coal ) through some amazing Aussie countryside including some spectacular views ! Met some great people also, all very friendly, including the staff of course who were very helpful. Couldnt fault the accommodation, nice, rustic and so clean and tidy ! Food also was good.... More

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Michael_and_Sally, Owner at Watson's Mountain Country Trail Rides - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your horse ride with us it is very much appreciated. We are so pleased you had a great time and look forward to welcoming you back. Michael, Sally and the team at Watsons. More

Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

My husband and I had a wonderful time on our two day ride. The staff were very helpful and friendly, the horse's were great and matched fairly well to the rider and it was no trouble for Michael to change a horse if you were not happy. The people we shared the accommodation with were really nice and we all... More

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Michael_and_Sally, Owner at Watson's Mountain Country Trail Rides - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thanks Robyn for taking the time for this lovely review and we are so pleased you had a great time. Michael, Sally and the Team. More

Auckland
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We throughly loved every minute of our 5 day horse trek with our family of 9 with ages ranging from 14 to 72. The horses chosen for us were a perfect fit - they are very well cared for and loved. We slept in a a swag for the first night under the stars, truly magical. The Stockyard Creek homestead... More

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Michael_and_Sally, Owner at Watson's Mountain Country Trail Rides - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your trip with us. We are delighted you enjoyed it so much and very much look forward to welcoming you back. All the best from Michael, Sally and the team. More

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