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Watson's Mountain Country Trail Rides - Day Tours

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296 Three Chain Road, Mansfield, Victoria 3724, Australia
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Where dreams come true

Five friends drove from Adelaide recently to live the dream to ride the snowy mountains and it... read more

Reviewed March 19, 2018
Ceinwen P
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Excellent views and ride

Did a 3 hr ride with Michael as our guide. Originally we were supposed to go in the afternoon, but... read more

Reviewed December 23, 2017
jmert2017
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Kansas City, Missouri
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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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296 Three Chain Road, Mansfield, Victoria 3724, Australia
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Reviewed March 19, 2018 via mobile

Five friends drove from Adelaide recently to live the dream to ride the snowy mountains and it didn't disappoint. The Hideout was a secluded part of the mountains over looking a swimming stream, accomodation was comfortable and rustic just as we expected to add to...More

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Reviewed December 23, 2017

Did a 3 hr ride with Michael as our guide. Originally we were supposed to go in the afternoon, but he reached out to us prior and got us to go in the morning as it would be cooler, which we really appreciated. My wife...More

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Michael W, Owner at Watson's Mountain Country Trail Rides - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 25, 2017

Thanks Guys for taking the time to review your tour. We are so pleased you had a great time. All the best Michael and Sally

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Reviewed December 1, 2017

Accommodation was basic as expected but more than adequate. Beds were comfy and it was lovely to hear the river as you fell asleep. Showers were awesome. They were great at matching horses and riders and Beck and Bee who rode with us were really...More

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Reviewed November 17, 2017 via mobile

Special thanks to Michael, Ange, Willow and Mick for the care and hospitality we experienced on our school camp. The kids had a ball and all developed their riding skills more than they anticipated. With an emphasis on safety and controlling your horse everyone of...More

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Michael W, Owner at Watson's Mountain Country Trail Rides - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2017

Great feedback.. really pleased the kids took so much out of it and had such fun. Warm regards Michael and Sally

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Reviewed October 5, 2017

We arrived on Friday and were very surprised at the great accomodation. We thought it was going to be pretty average, as shared accomodation often is, but it was very warm and comfortable with loads of great energy and a great group of people. Michael...More

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Reviewed September 25, 2017

had such a great time on the weekend ride. They have a well oiled machine and handled it all very well. Really lovely family ran business.

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Michael W, Owner at Watson's Mountain Country Trail Rides - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2017

Hi Jessica, Thank you for a great review. Warm regards Michael and Sally

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Reviewed September 23, 2017 via mobile

A must do!!! Don't let going on your own worry you....I did and met some amazing people and horses...loved every minute of it!!!

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Michael W, Owner at Watson's Mountain Country Trail Rides - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2017

Thanks Carolyn for the great review.

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Reviewed July 30, 2017

I was hesitant in booking this ride when i have my own horses and was only out in the mountains the week prior, but I'm so glad i did.... My personal riding experience was a 10 out of 10. We arrived at the bunk house...More

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Michael W, Owner at Watson's Mountain Country Trail Rides - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your ride and I am so pleased you had such a great time. Warm regards Michael and Sally

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Reviewed July 6, 2017 via mobile

Had a fantastic 3 hour ride, Michael and his daughter Becky were outstanding guides. The ride catered well for experienced and beginner riders with all beginners learning to rise to the trot and handle their horses in the first 30 minutes. The horses were calm...More

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Michael W, Owner at Watson's Mountain Country Trail Rides - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2017

Thank you Natasha for taking the time to review your tour with us. We are so pleased you had a great time. Warm regards Michael

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Reviewed July 2, 2017 via mobile

We did the 2 night, 1 day winter ride. The staff were fantastic; knowledge and fun. All abilitues were catered for. Some tips - BYO alcohol, take some snacks to share in the evening, take some extra water as there is limited bottled water and...More

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Michael W, Owner at Watson's Mountain Country Trail Rides - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2017

Thanks for taking the time to review your ride and great to hear you had a good time.

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Jennifer V
December 21, 2016|
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Response from Michael_and_Sally | Property representative |
Hi Jennifer, I'm sorry she is as our minimum age is 10 years and over. Warm regards Michael
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sulaiman-ahmad
November 7, 2016|
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Response from Michael_and_Sally | Property representative |
Hi, We would be unable to take the pregnant woman on any of our rides. We are booked up until December 21st which we already have a ride booked. This is a 2 hour ride which costs $85 per person. we have nothing available... More
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Susan S
December 16, 2014|
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Response from Michael_and_Sally | Property representative |
Hi Sue, Thank you for your enquiry. I would recommend our 1 hour ride $40.00pp or 2 hour ride $80.00pp for your family and our latest availability and online bookings can be found at our website that is linked to trip... More
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