Mount Fainter Family Adventure

From AUD $2,270.00
  • Duration: 7 Days (approx.)
  • Product code: MFFA

Escape the hustle and bustle and make family time a priority on our 7 day Mount Fainter Family Adventure. Spend some quality time together exploring the breathtaking high country on horseback, camping out under the stars, and learning the basics of natural horsemanship. Tailored with busy families in mind, our new pack trip focuses on bringing you together for the experience of a lifetime in the Australian bush, whilst allowing for time to relax, play games, and reconnect.

Bogong Horseback Adventures’ pack horse expedition program commences annually in the late spring when the peaks of the Victorian High Country shake off their winter snows and alpine life starts to stir. For thousands of years, the Aboriginal peoples of the surrounding country embarked on their annual migration to the High Plains, and until recently the mountain cattlemen, following their time-honoured ways pushed their cattle up to the 'tops'. Along with gold seekers, bushrangers and early adventurers, they all helped create a rich heritage, woven into the rugged fabric of the High Country. Much of the High Country remains un-roaded today, and packhorse expeditions offer a traditional and practical means of exploring this vast landscape. The horses are a feature of this expedition, each of them our own bred and trained mountain horse, expertly matched to the rider. Each day the camp is packed up, loaded onto the pack horses and the journey continues. Riding is between 15 to 25km per day with opportunities for loping canters across open plains. Camps are selected for their beautiful settings, some in traditional stock camps featuring huts, but often secluded bush camps maintained by Bogong Horseback Adventures. With swags rolled out dinner is prepared and enjoyed around a warming fire, with a cold beer, a local wine and a meal prepared from local fresh produce on the coals. All expeditions include a night before and a night after at Spring Spur, where you can join the family for a meal and enjoy your comfortable en-suite room.

DATES
Arrive on 

INCLUSIONS
Experienced, knowledgeable guides
Spring Spur accommodation before and after the expedition
All group camping equipment
Quality locally bred and trained horses
Quality Australian saddlery
All meals as per the itinerary
Beer and table wine with evening meal
Helmets and oilskin coats
National Park fees
First aid and emergency communications
Packing lists and travel information

OPTIONS

Transfers to and from Albury NSW

ITINERARY
Day 1
Arrive at Spring Spur homestead afternoon/evening
Evening Supper - Spring Spur Accommodation

Day 2
Pre-ride information, horsemanship basics in the yards at BHA and packing check. Ride Dungeys Track into the wild West Keiwa.
B L D - Camping

Day 3
Ride between Mount Feathertop and the Jaitmathangs before climbing Westons Spur to the High Plains for a possible glimpse of the Bogong Brumbies before finding camp in the snowgums.
B L D - Camping

Day 4
A fun day in camp to learn some basic horsemanship skills and play bush games. 
B L D - Camping

Day 5
Ride over the spectacular Mount Fainter to Bogong Jacks Hideout.
B L D - Camping

Day 6
Descend back to the valley floor via Big Hill for a lively meal around the Spring Spur long table. 

Day 7
Mid-morning checkout.
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Children must be over the age of 10. 
Please contact us for booking rates for family groups of 4 or more.