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5 Best Places to Go Horse Riding in Melbourne | Man of Many

Whichever location you choose, horse riding in this region is guaranteed to be a memorable and scenic adventure. Some stables offer longer treks with overnight stays and, you can even go on excursions to many of our established local breweries and wineries! So saddle up, and let’s explore the best places to go horse riding in Melbourne.

Melbourne Horse Riding

For over 37 years, Watson’s Mountain Country Trail Rides has been taking visitors to explore the magnificent picturesque land of the High Country, on horseback. This historic area is awash with beautiful lakes and rivers and surrounded by incredible mountains. As you journey along the tracks and trails, there will be no shortage of photo opportunities.

1. Watson’s Mountain, High Country

Just over an hour from Melbourne, Hepburn Shire is probably best known for its mineral springs, indulgence, and relaxation. It has even been heralded as the ‘Spa capital of Australia’. But it is lesser-known that Hepburn Shire is also home to a host of exciting outdoor activities such as hiking and horse riding.

2. Hepburn Shire

Some of the most popular destinations in Melbourne are the stunning beaches and varied coastal bushland of the Mornington Peninsula. Gunnamatta Trail Rides offers a variety of horseback excursions across the golden sand dunes, and along the shoreline providing spectacular views of the bay.

3. Gunnamatta Trail Rides, Mornington Peninsula

Situated, only 30 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD, Woodlands Trail Riding in Greenvale is the perfect destination for an authentic horse riding experience. Ride through the sweeping pastures of Woodlands Historic Park amongst kangaroos, birds, and other indigenous wildlife for the ultimate Australian trail riding experience. You will trek across the varied landscape and native woodland of the national park to a viewpoint where you can take in the breathtaking 360-degree views of the city.

4. Woodlands Trail Riding, Greenvale

Experience the magic of the Yarra Valley on horseback, overlooking the cascading mountains and taking in the picturesque landscapes of this beautiful region. With some of the best trail guides in the biz, Chum Creek is the place to be for both novice and experienced riders. With bush trails right on their doorstep, you can be at one with nature and experience the delights of the surrounding Australian bushland within minutes of leaving the yard.

5. Chum Creek Horse Riding, Yarra Valley

If you’re looking for other things to do in and around Melbourne, we’ve covered you with some of the options listed below. You can also check out our list of pubs, restaurants, things to do and places to stay.

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With an editorial team full of fitness fanatics, Man Of Many has had the unique to train at the best spots in Melbourne. This list is based on our own personal experience, in-depth research and customer reviews of horse riding spots in Melbourne. As expert journalists who guide people between competing products and services, we have provided our independent opinion in formulating Man of Many’s selections. You can review our editorial policy here surrounding how we maintain our independence in our editorial reviews.

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Are there places to go trail riding near Melbourne?

Catering for various ages and abilities, Victoria offers many trail riding adventures within less than 30 minutes of the CBD. Whether you want to ride across sands or through bushlands, there are many different trails in Melbourne and its surrounds.

Where can I learn to ride a horse near Melbourne?

There are many riding schools around Melbourne that are great for adults or kids learning to ride a horse. The Mornington Peninsula, Greenvale and the Yarra Valley all offer schools where you can learn to ride a horse.

How much does it cost to ride a horse near me?

The average cost of learning to ride a horse is around $45-$75 per hour. Once you have mastered the art of horseback riding, there are many trail riding options and packages available around Melbourne to suit all budgets.

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