Trail rides along bush trails and ocean beaches, horseback winery tours, even horse-friendly rail trail riding. If you love those four-legged creatures, you’re coming to the right place to ride them.
On the Mornington Peninsula, Horseback Winery Tours takes visitors around top wineries in Red Hill and Main Ridge, on half and full day tours through peaceful countryside. Horses are well schooled and gentle, so complete beginners are welcome. Arthurs Seat Trail Rides specialises in bush rides along trails which have spectacular views over Port Phillip Bay. Gunnamatta Trail Rides gives you lots of options, with rides along a wildly beautiful ocean beach, bush rides, pony rides, lessons and half day or full day horse and pony activity programs for kid.
Phillip Island Horse Riding at Cowes will quickly have you saddled up and ready for a ride through magnificent coastal scenery.
Rail trail riding
In the Yarra Valley, the Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail welcomes horseriders as well as cyclists. This 40km trail follows the path of the historical railway line through the Yarra Valley, from the Lilydale Railway Station to Warburton township.
A number of operators also arrange trail rides through the tranquil Yarra Valley and Dandenongs bush and fern gullies, with glorious views of vineyards and countryside.