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Watson's Mountain Country Trail Rides - Day Tours

#6 of 15 things to do in Mansfield Features Animals
296 Three Chain Road, Mansfield, Victoria 3724, Australia
+61 3 5777 3552
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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... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2017
ClotildeBlanchet
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Melbourne, Australia
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Had a fabulous time - 2D/2N ride

This was my second lengthy ride with Watson's staying at different accommodation. We stayed at The... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2016
ShezM
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Melbourne
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296 Three Chain Road, Mansfield, Victoria 3724, Australia
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Reviewed 8 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...More

1  Thank ClotildeBlanchet
Reviewed 7 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...More

Thank ShezM
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...More

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Reviewed 12 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...More

3  Thank dreamcatcher007
Reviewed 22 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...More

1  Thank Yvonne B
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...More

1  Thank Goh B
Reviewed 4 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...More

2  Thank AnnabelleGilbert
Reviewed 16 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...More

1  Thank DamCarr
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.

Reviewed 1 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...More

1  Thank Jacinta S
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.

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.

Thank RosieLonglow
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.

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Jennifer V
Hello! I would like to go on a short ride with my daughter. She is 6 and half years old. DOB 01.05.10. Is she too young to ride one of your tame horses? Thank so much! Cheers Jennifer
21 December 2016|
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Response from Michael_and_Sally | Property representative |
Hi Jennifer, I'm sorry she is as our minimum age is 10 years and over. Warm regards Michael
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sulaiman-ahmad
Hi There, We are going on a family holiday to Mansfield and would like to go horse riding. Can you please give me a price guide for 6 adults (may be 3 - 5 hrs ride). We are all beginners. We have a 5 mth by Dec pregnant women and is there any restriction on this? We will be there in mid December 2016. Regards
7 November 2016|
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Response from Michael_and_Sally | Property representative |
Hi, We would be unable to take the pregnant woman on any of our rides. We are booked up until December 21st which we already have a ride booked. This is a 2 hour ride which costs $85 per person. we have nothing available... More
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Susan S
Hi There, We are going on a family holiday to Mansfield and would like to go horse riding, can you please give me a price guild for 2 adults and 4 children 9,10,14,16 My youngest may not want to get on a horse how can we get around this? can he come with me? also is there a weight restriction? We will be there in early Jan Cheers Sue
16 December 2014|
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Response from Michael_and_Sally | Property representative |
Hi Sue, Thank you for your enquiry. I would recommend our 1 hour ride $40.00pp or 2 hour ride $80.00pp for your family and our latest availability and online bookings can be found at our website that is linked to trip... More
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