Australia - Bush & Beach Riding
Very Personal 'Boutique' Style Horse Riding Holiday


We GUARANTEE you won't find the same horse riding holiday at a lower price through any other source... and if you do, we promise to refund the difference!

from £1,690 or €1,960

Horse Riding Holidays Australia – New South Wales Bush & Beach Riding


Bush & Beach Riding: Prices 2024

Rates are quoted per person sharing. All trips are fixed departure dates with some flexibility.

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  • 6 nights
    • GBP: 1,690
    • EUR: 1,976

    No single supplement but you may have to share a bathroom

Note: If only one rider a supplement applies of $305

  • GBP: 245
  • EUR: 286
. Rates are subject to daily exchange rate fluctuations, please refer to our ‘Terms & Conditions’ for full details.

Bush & Beach Riding: Dates 2024

March 29 to April 4 (Easter Ride)
April 12 to April 18
April 29 to May 5
May 11 to May 17
May 30 to June 5
Sept 12 to Sept 18
Sept 29 to Oct 2
Oct 10 to Oct 16
Oct 24 to Oct 30
Nov 7 to Nov 13
Nov 21 to Nov 27
Dec 6 to Dec 12

Private Groups

Also available are long weekends, bespoke itineraries and farm stays for private groups, families or groups of friends. Please ask for more details.

All our horse riding holidays hold a price guarantee. We believe in your piece of mind on price when you book one of our horse riding holidays and will refund the difference should you find the same horse riding holiday elsewhere at a lower price.


This Bush & Beach Trail is a ’boutique’ style horse riding holiday, very personal, where you are attentively cared for and treated as part of the family. The riding is on wonderfully schooled, fit Australian bred Arabs, each treasured by their owner Kathy Holtrust.

On the Bush & Beach Trail Horse Riding Holiday you will be staying on a wonderful NSW Mid North Coast hinterland property named ‘Kerewong’ which is spread over 60 acres of land in the Lorne Valley. This intimate farm, owned and run by Kathy Holtrust, an experienced endurance rider, is adjacent to the Kerewong State Forest and has impressive views across the valleys to Comboyne Mountain.

Bush & Beach trails extend across 50,000 acres of the forest, renowned for its wildlife. The landscape is diverse and incredibly beautiful with undulating hills, silvery eucalypti forests and pockets of rainforest. Clients arrive from around the world to visit Kerewong, to experience riding through the wonderful bushland and beaches of Australia.


Bush & Beach Riding : Horses – Arab & Arab Crosses.

Bush & Beach Riding : Level of Riding & Pace – Intermediate to Advanced.

Tack – English style with endurance saddles.

Weight Restriction – 13 stones / 80 kg / 180 lbs.

Bush & Beach Riding : Group Size – Maximum 4.


The rooms are very comfortable with en suite in the main lodge and there is also a private cabin. There’s lots of relaxing outdoor space and a heated swimming pool. All the meals are home cooked and varied, and you will certainly enjoy one or two traditional Australian barbeques.

Horse Riding Holidays on the Bush & Beach Trail are part of the Zara’s Planet collection of Horse Riding holidays Australia.

Included – All the riding, accommodation, meals, drinks & transfers.

Excluded – Flights, alcohol & one lunch out on a ride at a local cafe.

Bush & Beach Riding : Getting There
International flight to Sydney, and domestic flight to Port Macquarie. There is also a train service from Sydney or Brisbane to nearby Kendall train station.

The property is only 40 minutes from Port Macqaurie & 20 minutes form Kendall train station.

Please Ask About

  • Shorter stay lodge holidays on request
  • Whale watching tour
  • Koala hospital
  • Wine tasting


Over five days on the Bush & Beach Trail we ride across the beautiful and diverse landscape of Australia’s NSW Mid North Coast. We select routes that give a good variety of scenery and landscape. There’s lots of opportunities to see wildlife in their natural habitat both during rides and on the horse farm.

We follow quiet little horse trails, 4WD Tracks, Fire Trails and Forestry Roads throughout the State Forest including Eucalypti forests, pockets of rain forests, waterfalls, creek crossings, historic timber railway line, special rocks and trees, climb up and descend along steep ridges and pass through rolling farmlands.

We visit a local winery, cafes and a Macadamia Farm to taste the unique products from this region and ride along the Pacific Ocean on long deserted beaches.

We climb up to the picturesque Comboyne Plateau, an elevated farming region of green rolling hills, to take in the breathtaking views to the Pacific Ocean.

Five day rides on the Bush & Beach Trail with six nights accommodation at Kerewong Lodge and Cabin.


Arrival at Kerewong Lodge & Horse Riding Farm in the late afternoon. Transfer from Port Macquarie Airport or Kendall Railway Station (fixed times). Dinner with your hosts and co-riders and discussing the week program.


(3 hours riding): Introductory Forest Ride through the hilly terrain of the Kerewong State Forest with tall eucalypti forests and pockets of rainforest. Stop at a creek side picnic ground in the middle of the forest for lunch. Wildlife we may encounter on our rides and on the farm are Wallabies, Goannas and many bird species including Black Cockatoos.


(5 hours riding): Ride to impressive Comboyne Mountain (670 m), which peak can be seen from Kerewong Lodge. Magnificent 360 degree view at the top. Horses and riders enjoy a well deserved lunch break at the peak, before descending back home.


(5-6 hours riding): Long day ride, starting along a historic timber railway line, to local Bago Vineyards. Creek crossings, adventurous steep descent and fantastic long gallops. On arrival taste the local produce while looking over the vineyards. Transfer back to Kerewong.


(2 hours riding): Fantastic beach horse riding, galloping along the Pacific Ocean. Watch out for dolphins in the waves and a close encounter with kangaroos. Lunch in the dunes or at the local Macadamia Farm Café. Transfer home by horse trailer.


(6 hours riding): Farmland horse ride to the beautiful green rolling and fertile farmland of the Comboyne Plateau. On clear days views to the Pacific Ocean. In the evening farewell dinner.


Departure after breakfast. Transfer to Kendall Railway station or Port Macquarie airport, with optional stop at Port Macquarie Koala Hospital (only included with departure transfer to Port Macquarie).

Itinerary is subject to Forestry activities, weather & terrain conditions.



Zara’s Planet Horse Riding Holidays Guarantee:

All our horse riding holidays hold a price guarantee. We believe in your piece of mind on price when you book one of our horse riding holidays and will refund the difference should you find the same horse riding holiday elsewhere at a lower price.

We have travelled the world testing a huge variety of horse riding holidays to make sure we offer you, our client, the best horse riding holiday experience possible.

Our horse riding holidays are thoroughly researched – we consider all the elements that go towards making our horse riding holidays collection the best in the world. We check the quality of the horses, if they are fit for the job, well produced and looked after. We make sure the riding terrain is good going, the countryside is interesting and, for example, on Classic Dressage horse riding holidays, the arenas are in good condition. We make sure the accommodation, whether it’s a five star hotel, a farmhouse or camping, is clean and comfortable, and offers a great night’s sleep. The food is all important too – we take the time to make sure we tell you if it’s cordon bleu, home cooked, or regional and locally sourced – above all it has to be delicious, plentiful and nourishing. Last but not least, we choose the horse riding holidays that have the best hosts, who are friendly, warm and welcoming.

It’s only when all these elements come together that we add a horse riding holiday into our hand-picked collection of horse riding holidays.

If you are having trouble finding exactly the right horse riding holiday for you from our horse riding holidays collection, please contact us directly using the form below and tell us in your own words what you would like to do and we will use our extensive knowledge to make sure we find that perfect horse riding holiday.


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