Southern Cross Horse Treks
Southern Cross Horse Treks
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Australian horse riding holidays for experienced riders on fit, forward and responsive Arabian horses & Australian brumbies. >> All-inclusive 1-7 day, weekend and week-long horse treks & custom horseriding adventure tours Modern and comfortable horse rider accommodation at Kerewong horse farm or selected lodgings on longer treks. >> Non-riders are welcome to come with you and stay at the farmstay when you are out riding. >> Located in the Lorne Valley, in the Port Macquarie hinterland region of the New South Wales Mid North Coast, just 4 hours drive north of Sydney, NSW Australia. >> Riders experience warm hospitality, expert tour guide and horseriding at different paces (including long gallops) through spectacular scenery and varied terrains; farmland, hinterland, NSW State Forests and the unspoiled beaches.
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Kate
Canberra, Australia19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Friends
My sister and I agreed our 5 day/6 night horse riding trip at Kerewong Southern Cross Horse Treks was one of the best holidays we’ve ever had!

We were so excited for this trip that we were worried it couldn’t possibly live up to our level of expectation - but the experience actually far surpassed our dreams.

Kathy was the perfect riding guide and host. She took us on a diverse range of wonderful rides which were all super fun with spectacular scenery and varied riding (as the photos show). Her horses are beautiful, well tended and very well trained for the long days of riding in the forest, on the plateau and at the beach. Kathy has a knack for pairing people up with horses they will enjoy riding and she made sure we were always happy on our horses and with the pace of the rides.

This was by far the most challenging and interesting riding we have done since we owned horses in our teenage years but it was also very safely run and relaxing to experience the mid-north coast and hinterland from horseback.

We also enjoyed the home cooked food, the pool and the comfortable accommodation that meant we could relax and recover after each day in the saddle. We loved hanging out with Kathy, her herd of horses and her doggos (what a legend Pepe is!), and also appreciated the time we had to spend together to do some sisterly bonding :)

Thank you to Kathy doesn’t seem to enough to convey our appreciation of our perfect holiday but anyway …thank you!! and we will definitely be back.
Written 28 November 2022
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Adele A
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Kathy operates an amazing business. Right from booking (where she worked with great patience to find a week that worked for us) through to greeting, riding, meals and accommodation, this was an exceptional experience. We were met with a warm fire and very clean, comfortable accommodation with beautiful views across the property. We are a family of three with extensive riding experience and we struggle to find riding holidays where we can enjoy real riding on fit horses. Kathy's horses, gear and planned rides exceded all of our expectations. The boys rode brumbies Dodge and Blondie and immediately fell in love with these hardy, fit, willing, responsive horses. I rode Toby, a beautiful Arabian with all the same traits as the brumbies. Kathy's gear was well cared for and incredibly comfortable for long day rides. The horses all enjoyed being out for the day and were an absolute pleasure to ride. The rides were through varied countryside, with some astonishing mountain top views and breathtaking beaches. Breakfast, lunches and dinners were all beautifully prepared, delicious and healthy. Kathy cares for her horses and dogs with great kindness and deep understanding of their needs. This is a really beautiful place to spend a week riding with a great host, in a beautiful place on fit, forward moving, willing horses. Thanks Kathy for a really memorable week for our family. We enjoyed every moment.
Written 27 August 2022
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Thank you so much for your kind review!! I loved having you at Kerewong and riding with you! The boys were a great match with the Brumby boys and it was lovely seeing your smile while riding Toby. I hope to ride with you again in the future! Best wishes, Kathy
Written 28 August 2022
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Su-Ann P
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Couples
Amazing hostess, mouth-watering home cooked meals, some of the fitness horses who are treated like family, super cool dogs and a home away from home accomodation. What more can we ask for!?

Hubby and I just finished a 3 day horse riding adventure (hubby just ran the trails) with Kathy and it was one the best holidays we’ve had.

We stayed at the cabin behind the main house which was beautifully furnished and extremely comfortable. A great place to retreat after a long day’s ride.

The riding is by far the best I have experienced having been to pretty much most places within a 5 hours drive from Sydney. Kathy’s horses are extremely well cared for and are fit and forward. I rode Toby and Dream - both of whom are well suited to my experience and such a pleasure to ride. The trails Kathy took us on were beautiful and what a great way to see another part of Australia.

The food that Kathy cooked were super delicious too. The perfect meals to recharge our bodies with.

Kathy - You are such an inspiration. A big thank you from Thomas and I for your hospitality. We both had an amazing time. It was the best riding I have done and we are so glad we found you! Looking forward to coming back again in a few months.
Written 10 December 2020
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Thank you for your kind review. I loved having you and was so impressed with Thomas running along. The horses accept the challenge for next time, when the weather will be cooler! I appreciated your comment to me that everything that is written and shown on the website is actually true! I look forward to riding with you again!
Written 11 December 2020
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Janelle C
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Solo
Kathy offers a truly satisfying horse experience for advanced riders who want to enjoy the beautiful hinterland and beach of the mid north coast of NSW.
The joy of riding fit and responsive Arabians is rewarding and exciting.
Kathy offers comfortable accommodation and fabulous meals and is knowledgeable and easy company, on or off the horses.
Already booked to return and may even be tempted to ride one of her brumbies.
Written 4 October 2020
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Thank you Janelle for your nice review. I will get a Brumby ready for you for next time! They think they are part-Arabians now anyways!
Written 6 October 2020
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Pioneer257215
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Friends
Kathy really delivers a unique experience and great hospitality on her lovely property. A variety of country rides with beautiful outlooks and quality, fit horses. Both sweet natured brumbies and go-all-day Arabians. I’m still on a high from the beach ride! Hopefully I can get back sometime soon - I’ll definitely be spreading the word!
Written 29 September 2020
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Thank you for your kind review. It was great meeting and riding with you! An honour to introduce you to Brumbies and Arabians. Happy riding!
Written 30 September 2020
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Justine
Hamilton, New Zealand10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Kathy and her small herd of fast, fit and very responsive and kind horses live in a beautiful part of the world. It's always a good sign when you start wondering when you can come back again. Every new day brings an interesting trail, and more delicious food and good conversation. What else? You get a warm welcome, the lodge is very nice, with comfortable beds, and in August when I went, a cosy fire when you come in at night, which is a good thing for an occasional rider like me, I also appreciated those endurance saddles!
Written 31 August 2019
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Thank you for riding with me!! It was a pleasure!
Written 1 September 2019
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Rideworldwide
Melbourne, Australia8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2018 • Friends
This is the perfect vacation for experienced horse back riders. If I could time-travel, I'd go back and do this stunning week of horseback riding in NSW all over again. Many thanks to Kathy for running Southern Cross Horse Treks and for sharing her riding passion with such an incandescent enthusiasm. You have it down to a fine art! The additional efficient and meticulous professionalism with which shes goes about her work is greatly appreciated.
Written 29 December 2018
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Thank you so much for riding with me and taking the time to write a great review. I'm happy you were so happy! Greetings and best wishes for 2019 from Kerewong!
Written 2 January 2019
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manonspermon
Eindhoven, The Netherlands5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Solo
I enjoyed this holiday at the start of summer '18. It has been one of the most awesome experiences I've ever had. The rides were different each day, riding to most amazing views and loving every step of the way. Lunch in the middle of the forest or on the highest peak in the area. And every evening enjoying some relaxing time at the pool with some wine, cheese and nuts and a lovely home cooked meal for dinner. I would highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys a horse riding holiday!
Written 11 December 2018
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Hi Manon, thank you for riding with me and taking the time to write a great review!! Best wishes from Kerewong! Happy travels, happy riding!
Written 2 January 2019
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Astrid L
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Friends
We had a lovely stay. Beautiful walks in the Australian bush and a crazy gallop on the beach! The horses are well taken care of. The place is calm and relaxing.
Written 16 August 2018
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Thank you Astrid for riding with me! It was a great week with great company! Greetings from Kerewong!
Written 2 January 2019
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Alice_the_wonderland
around the world455 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2017 • Solo
I'll remember Kathy's small secluded paradise. I'll remember the morning mist filled with dreamlike birds songs, the valley and the lovely house, Jedah & Bowie our dog companions, and of course the horses who are personally taken care of by Kathy; who's probably one of the best horse-trek owner i've ever met on my quest for horsetreks around the world. How to feel home (and very well fed too !) and wishing to be able to come back often. We were 4 guests at Kathy's stables and we had a wonderful time! Thank you Kathy !
Written 25 June 2017
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