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Watson's Mountain Country Trail Rides - Day Tours

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Address: 296 Three Chain Road, Mansfield, Victoria 3724, Australia
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We offer horse trail rides in the high country starting from our family...

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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Beautiful scenery, great horses and lots of fun

I've been on 4 rides with Watson's over the years and they have all been great. This is a very professional and organised trail ride which mixes safety and fun in the right... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2017
ClotildeBlanchet
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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67 reviews
35 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

I've been on 4 rides with Watson's over the years and they have all been great. This is a very professional and organised trail ride which mixes safety and fun in the right proportion. The horses are matched to the riders experience and wishes so if you want a horse with a bit of go, they have those or if... More 

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Melbourne
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39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 8 December 2016

This was my second lengthy ride with Watson's staying at different accommodation. We stayed at The Hideout which is right next to the river. Jackson greeted us on the Friday and kept us entertained with stories and some light hearted banter. His dog Doog kept the majority of us amused for the length of our stay - a beautiful gentle... More 

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Thank ShezM
Rye, Australia
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4 reviews
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Helpful guides, beautiful horses, great hosts and magnificent landscapes! A big shout-out to Michael and his guide team in Renee, Willow and Ange with Jackson (chef extraordinaire and whip-cracker) and Mick taking care of our comfort and meals at each stop. The horses were in tip-top shape and were so well-behaved. The accommodation was rustic but far better than previous... More 

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Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Very disappointed is all i can say. The scenery was fantastic but not for beginner riders or faint hearted. Hence why one person only did one day and disliked it. Luckily we helped as workers were not much help. My horse imperticular was grumpy and very sore. In so much pain she bit many horses and a person. Other horses... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We did the 3 hour ride. Up on the the famous ridge from the movie, spectacular views and the horses were fantastic. On our ride we had beginners and more experienced and both areas of riding were accomodated in the ride to ensure the experience was pure pleasure. Followed at the end of the ride lovely country hospitally by there... More 

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1 Thank Yvonne B
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Reviewed 22 September 2016

My friend and I went for the 3-days horse ride and I have to admit that the Watson family had set a standard quite hard to beat for my future horseriding trips. As a total beginner to riding, there were initial concerns about safety but I was convinced by the team's professionalism, confidence and their faith in their horses. I... More 

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Gosford, Australia
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Reviewed 5 July 2016

A two night, one day ride in the Victorian High Country. We arrived Friday at 4pm but there was no heating on in the lodge so it was very cold and dark until the generators were switched on. We had to go into Mansfield that night to eat, about 20 minutes drive away along a bad road in the rain.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 17 May 2016

Experience an authentic horse ride in the high country between Mansfield & Merrijig. Michael and his team are brilliant and their tips & suggestion ensure you enjoy the ride and improve as a rider. Highlight had to be the photo op at the famous spot from The Man from Snowy River. Views spectacular. Meals provided were simple but perfect for... More 

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Michael_and_Sally, Owner at Watson's Mountain Country Trail Rides - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your trip with us. We are so pleased you had a great time and look forward to welcoming you back. Warm regards from Michael, sally and the team at Watson's. More 

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

Michael & his team were fantastic. They took us rambling over the ranges for 4days & not once did we feel disengaged! Entertaining 14 boys aged 17 (& 2 adults) is never easy but we were kept active & happy across the whole week. We had a huge range of experience, ability & confidence within our group but we were... More 

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Michael_and_Sally, Owner at Watson's Mountain Country Trail Rides - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thanks so much Jacinta, we really appreciate the kind words and the school is always a pleasure to host. Warm regards from Michael, Sally and the team at Watson's. More 

Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

Have just finished the 5 day ride. The whole experience was wonderful. Michael and his staff are organised, safe and very considerate.

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Michael_and_Sally, Owner at Watson's Mountain Country Trail Rides - Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi Rose, Thank you for taking the time to review the ride and we are so pleased you had a great time. Warm regards Michael, Sally and the team at Watson's. More 

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