Wolgan Valley and the Blue Mountains were made for riding and there’s no better way to explore the region’s beautiful hills, creeks and ridgelines than on horseback. Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley proudly offers a range of horse riding experiences from an introductory arena ride, a 90-minute trail ride to a tailored half-day journey in the surrounding valley.
SIGNATURE HORSE TRAIL RIDE
Experience the spectacular landscape of Wolgan Valley on horseback. Our riding trails include river crossings, gloriously scenic hills, open grasslands and native eucalypt woodlands. The ride is conducted at a leisurely pace travelling peacefully through ‘mobs’ of kangaroos or wallaroos, who are quite relaxed in the presence of the horses. The horses at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley are carefully selected for their calm temperaments, are well schooled and a pleasure to ride. Each guest will ride a horse suited to their experience and physical ability, carefully matched by an attentive and experienced Field Guide. The Horse Trail Ride is a shared, small group experience. The guide will choose a route and pace appropriate to the skill level and confidence of the group, ensuring each rider has an enjoyable and safe experience.
Duration: 1.5 hours
PRIVATE HORSE TRAIL EXPERIENCES
For guests seeking a private, tailored horse riding adventure, an experienced Field Guide will lead riders on a memorable exploration of some of the most stunning countryside imaginable. Longer rides allow access to some of the more remote areas of the reserve, travelling through some of the spectacular grasslands, woodlands, rivers and ridgelines of Wolgan Valley. Cross rivers and streams, pass through beautiful eucalyptus forest and travel steeply upwards to ride across some of the higher ridgelines accessible to the horses. Riders will be given the chance to stop and rest at a scenic location mid ride. The half-day trek includes a gourmet picnic lunch prepared by the resort’s culinary team.
Duration: 2.5 hour
BASIC RIDING SKILLS IN ARENA
This activity provides both children and adults alike, a fully supervised and safe introduction to horse riding. Designed for beginners or those hoping to develop confidence, this short activity takes place within the fenced riding arena of the resort. The arena session also provides the perfect opportunity to develop skills and confidence, as preparation for a trail ride through the reserve. Guests are taken through a range of basic horse riding techniques by an experienced Field Guide while practicing new skills in a safe and secure environment. Skills include mounting and dismounting, riding position and balance, holding the reins, steering, stopping and basic control of a horse.
Duration: 45 minutes
This private activity is designed for guests wishing to build confidence and learn some basic skills related to the care, handling and riding of horses whilst providing an insight into the fascinating world of equine behaviour. The Horsemanship Session offers a comprehensive and diverse experience and includes grooming, saddling, ground handling skills, horse care and basic riding skills in the arena or through open country. The Horsemanship Session can be tailored to suit the special interests of participants. This activity is suitable for adults and for children aged six years and over.
Duration: 1.5 hours
Starting from INR 92,000 onwards per night, reserve your stay for minimum two nights and discover a quintessentially Australian bush experience.