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“Sore but not sorry!”

Watson's Mountain Country Trail Rides - Day Tours
Ranked #6 of 16 things to do in Mansfield
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Owner description: 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.
Melbourne, Australia
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105 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Sore but not sorry!”
Reviewed 6 June 2014

The friendly welcome, superb organisation, comfortable accommodation and cheery bonhomie in the bunk house, all made up for this novice's patent lack of equestrian talent. The pleasant young tour guides were always supportive and encouraging, as they led us through the beautiful scenery in the Howqua Valley and alpine foothills.

Visited May 2014
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Michael_and_Sally, Owner at Watson's Mountain Country Trail Rides - Day Tours, responded to this review, 8 June 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review your ride with us. We are so pleased you had a great time. All the best from Michael, Sally and the team at Watson's.
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Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“1 tick off the bucket list”
Reviewed 14 May 2014

After putting this 2 day luxury ride for years off finally did this wonderful ride with Michael Watson, Beiman, & Dale, as tour guides. What a wonderful weekend with my daughter a wonderful funny evening with our hosts great food and laughter. Even with a damp Saturday it didn't dampen our enthusiasm what a wonderful country we I've in. With beautiful views on Sunday trees changing colour from our high vantage points of our ride. Our horses kept us feeling comfortable and safe being very well trained. Even the mist through the gums and the eucalypt scent in the air during the damp Saturday wiped away all our stresses. Plenty of chances for cantering for all who wanted to. Great weekend accommodation very comfortable bed for a great sleep. Will definitely do this weekend ride again. Don't hesitate like I did it is a great weekend getaway ride in the Beautiful High country with great tour guides we will definitely be back again very soon. Loved loved my weekend overnight ride with my daughter and new found friends. Will be back again for another great ride in this beautiful High country and wonderful sure footed horses. Thanks again Michael, Beiman I know I have probably spelt your name wrong sorry, and Dale you made a wonderful weekend.

Visited May 2014
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Michael_and_Sally, Owner at Watson's Mountain Country Trail Rides - Day Tours, responded to this review, 19 May 2014
Thank you very much for taking the time to provide this lovely review. We are so pleased you had a great time and look forward to welcoming you back some time in the future. Regards Michael, Sally and the team at Watson's
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Adelaide, Australia
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68 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great experience”
Reviewed 23 April 2014

We took the 3hour ride and were impressed by the quality of the horses, the friendliness of the staff, the amazing scenery and the fact that for a large group of riders (about 25) there were sufficient staff to be able to break the group into riders of similar abilities so that those who wanted to canter etc could whilst the beginners could walk.

Visited April 2014
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Michael_and_Sally, Owner at Watson's Mountain Country Trail Rides - Day Tours, responded to this review, 27 April 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review your riding experience with us we really appreciate you doing so. We look forward to welcoming you back. All the best from Michael and Sally and the team at Watsons.
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A very happy family”
Reviewed 18 April 2014 via mobile

Thank you thank you - Image, Mr T and Mitch. Spending 3 nights and 3 days away with my boys, 15 & 10 could have been tricky, no phones and no friends BUT we had such a great time. Great horses, good people, fun rides and amazing views. Michael, his horses and his staff are great at engaging the kids in everything from getting fires started to learning how to saddle up. I know our 3 days away will be a memory forever for my family. See you again soon.

Visited April 2014
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Michael_and_Sally, Owner at Watson's Mountain Country Trail Rides - Day Tours, responded to this review, 21 April 2014
Thanks Serena for the terrific feedback we really appreciate you taking the time to do so. We look forward to welcoming you back some time. All the best from Michael, Sally and the team at Watsons.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“3 day 2 night Howqua River Ride”
Reviewed 17 April 2014

My Auntie, Dad, and I had a great time during our second ride with Watson's Trail Rides. Everyone on the trip got along well and the staff who were with us out were fantastic. I would definitely recommend a 3 day ride to anyone especially with the staff from Watson's. I would especially like to thank Geordie (my horse) who was fantastic. They do a fantastic job of pairing you up with the right horse for you. Again, thanks to the staff who joined us from the 15th to the 17th of April because they were just so fantastic. We had plenty to eat and never when went hungry. The accommodation was also good. So, thanks to the team at Watson's!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Visited April 2014
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Michael_and_Sally, Owner at Watson's Mountain Country Trail Rides - Day Tours, responded to this review, 21 April 2014
Thanks Jacob for such great feedback we really appreciate you taking the time to do so. We look forward to welcoming you back on another trip. Cheers Michael, Sally and the team at Watsons
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