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Comboyne Plateau and Beach Ride


Itinerary for Comboyne Plateau and Beach Ride



Sample Itinerary - subject to changes

Day 1: Arrival
Arrival at lodge in the late afternoon. Transfer from Port Macquarie Airport or Kendall Railway Station (fixed times). Dinner with your hosts and co-riders and discussing the week program.
Meals included: Dinner
Overnight at the Lodge


Day 2: Kerewong Forest Ride 
Introductory Forest Ride through the hilly terrain with tall eucalypt forests and pockets of rainforest, beautiful quiet bush trails and short fun canters. Stop for lunch under the tall gum trees in the middle of the forest. This is a shorter ride with an easy-going pace, to enable riders to get accustomed to the terrain and horses and settle international travelers into the time and climate zone. Wildlife we may encounter on our rides and on the farm are Wallabies, Goanna’s and many bird species including Black Cockatoo’s. Occasionally we may even see a koala or echidna too!
Riding: 3 hours, approx. 22 km
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at the Lodge


Day 3: Mountain Top Ride 
Ride to impressive Comboyne Mountain (670 m), which peak can be seen from the lodge. Magnificent 360-degree view at the top: lookout over the expanding eucalyptus NSW State Forests landscape, regional farm properties, NSW Mid North Coast coastline, Bago Bluff National Park, Comboyne Plateau and the start of the Great Dividing Range. This is the most strenuous day ride for the horses with uphill cantering, long steep up- and downhill sections and some rough terrain. Horses and riders enjoy a well-deserved lunch break at the peak, before descending back home at an easy walking pace.
Riding: 5 hours, approx. 30 km
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at the Lodge


Day 4: Winery Ride 
Long day ride, starting along a historic timber railway line, to local Bago Vineyards. Creek crossings (platypus live here but are rarely seen) and maybe move some cattle while riding through neighbouring farm properties. We follow the Longworth's Tramway Heritage Trail and see the remnants of a historic timber railway line that was operational in the 1920's for timber log transport. Saddle bag lunch, sitting in the shade of tall eucalypt trees. Then, adventurous steep descent and fantastic long gallops of up to 4 kms on beautiful forest trails. On arrival taste the local produce while looking over the vineyards. Highlight in October - November are the purple blossoming Jacaranda Trees. Transfer back to riding centre by car.
Riding: 5 hours, approx. 35 km
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at the Lodge


Day 5: Beach Ride
Fantastic beach horse riding, galloping along the Pacific Ocean. Watch out for dolphins in the waves and a close encounter with kangaroos. Lunch during a break on the beach, at the ride base near a colony of the unique native Australian Grasstrees, or Aussie Fish & Chips at the local Fish Co-op. Sometimes, whales can be seen between May and November.
Transfers each way to the beach is by car & horse transport (45 minutes each way).
Riding: 2 hours, approx. 15 km
Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner
Overnight at the Lodge


Day 6: Comboyne Plateau Ride
Farmland and forest horse ride to the beautiful green rolling and fertile farmland of the Comboyne Plateau with on clear days views to the Pacific Ocean. Comboyne is a volcanic plateau with a unique topography and fertile red soil and the ride takes us past dairy farms and avocado orchards. We stop at Waitui Waterfall and have lunch at an amazing rocky escarpment lookout before cantering along a spectacular old forest. Panoramic view to the landmark of the Three Brother Mountains, an Australian Aboriginal Place of spiritual significance to the local Biripi Aboriginal people, and on clear days the view goes all the way to the Pacific Ocean. Many great galloping sections in the morning and afternoon, as well as long walks to take in the beautiful scenery.
In the evening enjoy a farewell dinner.
Riding: 5-6 hours, approx. 40 km
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at the Lodge


Day 7: Departure
Departure after breakfast. Transfer to Kendall Railway station or Port Macquarie airport, with optional stop at Port Macquarie Koala Hospital (only included with departure transfer to Port Macquarie).
Meals included: Breakfast

Note: Itinerary is subject to Forestry activities and weather & terrain conditions.

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Additional Activities (extra cost - please inquire)
- Visit Koala Hospital in Port Macquarie on departure transfer (only from/to Port Macquarie - not Kendall station)
- Whale watching in Port Macquarie on departure at own cost during whale migration season (May to November)
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Comboyne Plateau and Beach Ride
Tour Code: IT-AURT01
7 days / 6 nights ~$1,750.00
Dates : Available all Year (except for Feb)

Trip Rating :
Difficulty : Riding Level
Riding Level Explained
ABeginner
Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
BNovice
Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
CIntermediate
Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
D Strong Intermediate
Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
EAdvanced
All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
Lodging: Standard
Lodging Level Explained
   
= Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
   
Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
 Accommodations with superior comforts.
   
 = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
   
Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
   
 = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
   
Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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Tack: English style light weight endurance a...
Horses: Australian bred purebred and part bred...
Pace: 4-6 hours in the saddle, except beach ...
Walk, Trot, Canter,
Airport: Port Macquarie
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