Escape to the Yarra Valley for mini-break adventure horse-riding with Chum Creek Horseriding and Huts. Staying in rustic yet luxurious Chum Creek Huts by night and exploring the bush horse-riding during the day, only 1 hour from Melbourne.
This getaway includes 2 days of riding through the pristine Yarra Valley bush, hearty meals and 2 nights in cosy accommodation. Guided by some of Australia’s most experienced Horse Trail Guides, suitable for beginner to advanced riders, we have a horse within our herd of willing and noble steeds to suit every rider. Groups will be kept small with a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 10 riders, come with friends or come alone and make new ones!
Our Yarra Valley 3 Day/2 Night mini-break getaway includes:
- 2 nights’ accommodation in the charming Chum Creek Huts
- Traditional Australian campfire cooked meals and drinks (non-alcoholic) from lunch on day 1 until breakfast on day 3
- Horses and all required gear (helmets, coats)
- Small groups with some of Australia’s most experienced Horse Trail Guides
What To Bring:
- Appropriate clothing for riding (long pants and boots)
- BYO alcohol
Arrive at Chum Creek for a 9am start! Drop off your bags and head over to the horse yards to meet your steed and be briefed on your 2 days of adventure. Then we head off straight into the bush for a few hours of riding high in the Yarra Valley Ranges and relaxing in the saddle before we come to our hidden gem of a lunch spot.
Enjoy a hearty lunch whilst relaxing around the campfire, under one of the oldest oak trees in the valley. The tree and the views have to be seen to be believed! Once you’re refreshed, it’s back into the saddle to explore the bush some more, keep an eye out for the Wedgetail Eagles soaring along the ridge.
As the afternoon draws to an end, arrive back at Chum Creek to retire to your luxurious and cosy huts for a shower or spa, then sit back on the deck with a drink in hand whilst watching the evening set in and the animals retire. Dinner won’t be far off, and you won’t go hungry with plenty of delicious local fare.
Retire for the night under crisp sheets in our twin share rooms, and get some rest for another full day of riding tomorrow!
Wake to the smell of bacon, eggs and freshly ground local coffee! Breakfast is hearty to keep you fueled for the day of riding ahead, then over to the horse yard to greet your horse and mount up. Heading out up the mountain to explore the local trails, keep watch for the abundant wildlife, wombats, kangaroos, echidnas and goannas are all regular sights! You’ll be amazed at the spirit (and fitness) of your new best friend, as they expertly traverse the bush.
Arriving at lunch with another world-class view of the valley and surrounding mountains, relax around the fire with a glass of wine (or two) and enjoy a traditional camp lunch at our private Yarra Valley Mountain Hut. The peaceful beauty of this spot will have you wanting to stay forever, but before long we will mount back up for another afternoon ride, and head out to tackle some real mountain tracks.
Arrive back at Chum Creek as the afternoon gets long, and say goodbye to your faithful steed, by this stage you’ll love them as much as we do and be pondering how to fit them in your car as a souvenir!
Showered and refreshed back at the huts, relax around the open fire with your new friends whilst we prepare another delicious meal. After dinner, sit outside and watch the stars, listen for the owls and just savour the bush and the peaceful quiet of Chum Creek, in the Yarra Valley.
Wake to another hearty cooked breakfast of local free-range bacon and eggs, the finest local coffee, and a goodbye to new friends, before re-entering the real world, relaxed and reinvigorated for the new day, departing at 9:30 am.
NOTE: This 3 Day/2 Night Yarra Valley Horse Ride includes traditional Australian campfire-cooked meals. If you have special dietary requirements, you are welcome, however, you will need to provide your own dietary requirement food.
NOTE: HELMETS PROVIDED. PLEASE WEAR LONG PANTS AND CLOSED-TOED SHOES. (NO SHORTS OR SANDALS PLEASE.)
WEIGHT LIMIT – 95kg : For the welfare of our horses, Chum Creek Horse Rides enforces a rider weight limit of 95kg.
WEATHER: Horse Trail Rides go out ‘INDEPENDENT OF WEATHER’.
Chum Creek Horse Rides provide drizabone coats. It is up to the discretion of the Senior Trail Riding Guide at the horse yards to cancel a ride.
If Chum Creek Horse Rides & Huts cancel a ride, options will be provided such as; Full Refund or a Credit/Choice of alternative times/days.
Chum Creek Horse Rides & Huts only take small groups on our horse trail rides, and as such, we knock back customers for many rides.
Cancellations made more than two weeks prior to the booking date will incur a $60 cancellation fee per booking, cancellations within two weeks of the booking date will not be refunded.
Rescheduling a booking more than two weeks prior to the booking date will incur a $60 rescheduling fee per booking, it is not possible to reschedule within two weeks of the booking date.
Should you be unable to attend the booking due to Covid related reasons we encourage rescheduling.
LATE or 'NO-SHOW' CUSTOMER: If a customer is late or is a 'no show', then a refund or a reschedule will not be provided.
ADDRESS: 221 Heath Road, Chum Creek, Victoria, Australia.
Go to the end of Heath Road until you see big horse-riding signs. Drive another 200m and meet and park at the horse yards.
Chum Creek Horse Rides & Huts are only 1 hours drive from Melbourne’s CBD.
BOOKINGS: BOOKING ESSENTIAL. CALL 0407 326 276, or book online