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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 11 Attractions in Mansfield
Type: Horseback Riding Stables, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: We offer horse trail rides in the high country starting from our family farm. Our rides vary in...
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Type: Horseback Riding Stables, Sightseeing Tours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

The weekend just gone 21st to 23rd November, 2014 was the greatest experience I have had horse riding. Not only was it great to meet such lovely new people and share many laughs, it is a place that welcomed friends and families of all ages and most of all with all levels of riding experience. The horses are simply beautiful... 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 provide feedback for your ride it is really appreciated by us. We are so pleased you had a great time and look forward to welcoming you back. All the best from Michael, Sally and the team at Watson's More 

Albury, Australia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We have just had the best weekend away for a very long time. I have fulfilled a dream of sitting on the back of a horse and feeling in semi control. Having very little experience around horses I was a bit apprehensive about two days of horseback riding. Michael, Sally and their team made the whole weekend an absolute joy.... More 

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

Thanks Alan for your great review, we really appreciate you taking the time to do so. We look forward to welcoming you back in May. Warm regards Michael, Sally and the team at Watson's. More 

Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

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

Hi Danica, Thanks so much for reviewing your ride, we really appreciate you taking the time to do so. It was a pleasure having you there and we hope to see you back here one day. Warm regards Michael, Sally and the crew at Watson's. More 

Bendigo, Australia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
7 helpful votes 7 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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 

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