It won’t be hard to convince romantics and adventure seekers to set out on horse back amidst the lush forests and eucalyptus trees that wind through rivers and beaches. Guided tours for beginner and experienced horse riders provide you with information about the region while you drift into a dream state exploring the better parts of Australia.
When choosing to horse ride in Noosa, think about the duration and type of experience you want to have. Most companies cater horse riding for all ages, and will have several horses for both children and adults. Guides will walk you through proper training and handling of the horses, as well as any quirks you should be aware of. You’ll be well-equipped for a journey of your choosing with companies like Noosa Horse Riding or Equathon.
Tours can range in destinations like visiting the coloured sands of Rainbow Beach, exploring the sands of Teewah Beach, or winding through areas of the Noosa River and down to Lake Weyba. You can select from private beach tours for an intimate experience, or join other groups and parties that are also horse riding on their holiday. Private rides usually start at 2 hours in length, or you can select other packages that involve overnight accommodation to explore by night. Equathon also offers a full 7-day tour where you can fully immerse yourself into the landscape all while travelling by horse.
If you’re more of an advanced horse rider or have been looking to become more experienced in horseback riding, you can select from lessons to learn specific skills like trotting and running. Some stables will also provide you with lessons in obstacle courses and even extended trips with a customised itinerary.
Plan your horse riding excursion in advance, as much of the guided courses will depend on the changing tides and seasons. Although Noosa has good weather year round, horse riding can be a seasonal activity depending on the tour companies. Just as your horse will guide you through incredible landscapes, your guide helps provide the knowledge and trust to walk away with an unforgettable time.