A visit to Mount Bundy, a working cattle station on the Adelaide River, offers riders the chance to explore country that even a few Australians will ever see. Far from the dry and dusty images often associated with the Northern Territory, much of the countryside has water all year round, so a trek usually includes a stay at a campsite where riders can have a swim in a hot spring, then cool off in a waterfall.
A guided two and a half day, two night trek offers the adventurous traveller another way to explore the Northern Territory landscape and wildlife. Surrounded by the Burrell Ranges, with access to over 60 km of river frontage to the Adelaide River, this scenic country takes in breakaways, floodplains, billabongs and awesome wildlife.... On horseback you see so much more. Up to 50 km or more is covered in an average overnight ride.
Mount Bundy receives a wide range of visitors, from "people who've never even smelt a horse before" to high-level trainers from all disciplines, and have horses that can cater for all abilities.
The horses at Mount Bundy Station are mostly Quarter Horses and Australian Stock Horses, known for their hardiness and quiet nature. The rides are guided by experienced horsepersons who have knowledge of the local birdlife and animals that frequent the area.
Top End bushland varies constantly, and riders won't be bored with the scenery they can experience - scenic hilltop views, floodplains, grasslands, stony ridges and savannah hills are amongst the attractions on many of the tours. Depending on the tour taken, others include WWII sites, historic station buildings and unique rock formations of the "Lost City".
There's amazing bird life to be seen at Mount Bundy and riders may also spot wild brumbies, buffaloes, wild pigs, and kangaroos. They may also see wild scrub cattle and the odd crocodile.
Treks available "dry season" only. May 1st to September 30th 2011.
Mt Bundy Station reserves the right to cancel or postpone any listed Trek or part thereof, due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. Mt Bundy will try and give prior notice if postponing or cancelling a Trek and will offer placement in next available trek to suit.
Mt Bundy Station also reserves the right to refuse or remove any rider (at riders cost) that is unsafe to ride, causing harm to horses or disrupting other riders at Trek leaders discretion.
*Riders strictly must be less than 100 kg.
*Riders must be 12 yrs or over, if under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult guardian.
Some horse riding experience is recommended but not essential.
Riders must sign an indemnity form and an ability and health questionnaire on booking and before riding at Mt Bundy station.
Helmets, safe footwear (boots or closed in shoes) and long pants must be worn.
Overnight Treks preferably book at least two weeks in advance.
A guided horse trek, leaving from Mount Bundy Station on working station horses.
The rides are guided by local experienced horsepersons who have a great knowledge of the birdlife and animals that frequent the area. All ages and riding abilities are catered for and horses are matched to the riders. All riders will be provided with a helmet, horse and saddlery including saddlebags for camera etc.
½ day and Whole day rides include lunch, snacks and drinks.
Bedding provided on Trek. Swag and mosquito proof netting / tent. Complimentary alcoholic drinks, all meals and drinks on Trek - including morning tea, lunch, dinner, breakfast and snacks. This is provided by our back up crew who greet us on arrival at camp.
Only 6-10 horses maximum will go out at a time on any ride. This ensures total control and safety of the riders. The rides are always guided by 1 or 2 guides. Spare horses are supplied if needed.
Transport to and from Mt Bundy Station, Haynes Rd, Adelaide River, NT. Own transport required. Please enquire for pick up arrangements.
Accommodation and meals before or after Trek are not supplied but are an available extra.
Extra alcohol and snacks is BYO.
Non Riding partner accommodation, meals or transport can be provided however an extra package is available. Please enquire.
Extra Trek rides before or after may be arranged.