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The gorgeous Kangaroo Valley
The gorgeous Kangaroo Valley
Riding in Kangaroo Valley

Kangaroo Valley Trail Ride

Thursday, August 1, 2002
Meet the men from Kangaroo Valley and enjoy a canter through the glorious NSW south coast.

Each time Getaway visits the Kangaroo Valley, viewers' response is amazing. We've brought you stories about driving, kayaking, cycling and walking through this beautiful area … now we have found some great people who will take you horseriding.

The Robinsen family runs The Man from Kangaroo Valley Trail Ride. Menzee is from the Snowy Mountain where his father was a drover in the 1940s. He and his wife Janisse and their son Kimballe share a passion for horseriding, and love nothing more than showing people their beautiful backyard and helping those with a fear of horses to overcome that.

Beginners, experts and everyone in between are catered for and safety helmets and tuition, if required, are complimentary. Horses are carefully selected depending upon the ability of the rider.

Mountain trail rides meander through the lush, sub-tropical rainforest which rises up behind the Robinsens' 48 hectare property. Twenty hectares is made up of large open paddocks where the horses graze and the rest is mostly mountain and bush.

The landform provides the perfect habitat for a wide range of animals such as grey kangaroos, swamp wallabies, echidnas, platypus and possums. There are lyrebirds, wedgetail eagles, wonga pigeons, quail, king parrots, cockatoos and owls. The area is also home to rare animals and plants — eastern bristle birds, ground parrots and brush tail rock wallabies, Ettrama mallee, Budawang ash and Pigeon House ash.

Loft-style accommodation which features handcrafted Australian timberwork sleeps up to 14 people.

The Bunkhouse has two showers, two toilets, change room, vanity room and seating area around a log fire. The breakfast room is full equipped and there is an undercover barbecue.

When you've had your fill of riding, nature has provided some wonderful walking tracks, and you can always take your mountain bike along and check out the area on that.


Around two hours south of Sydney.


The Man from Kangaroo Valley Trail Ride costs $45 per person for 1½ hours. Accommodation is $30 per person a night. They operate year round.
Please note prices are valid at time of transmission and to the best of our knowledge are inclusive of GST.

More information

The Man from Kangaroo Valley Trail Ride
24 Hillcrest View Lane
Ph: (02) 4465 1912
Fax: (02) 4465 2113

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