Horseriding in NSW

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Great horseriding adventures

Explore on horseback Australia's most spectacular locations such as the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains and the Snowy Mountains. Whether you're an experienced horse rider or a beginner, you'll find the right horseriding holiday in NSW. There are riding ranches, jackaroo schools, horseback safaris, trail rides and school holiday camps for kids.

  • Glenworth Valley, Central Coast - Image by Hugh Hartshorne
  • Horseriding, Centennial Glen Stables, Blackheath Image by Hamilton Lund

Discover beautiful terrains on horseback

From the coast to the mountains to the outback, NSW offers many splendid horseriding experiences in some of the world's most beautiful locations. Choose from trail rides and riding lessons, school holiday camps and wilderness rides – and some bush rides are close to Sydney.

Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures is Australia's largest horseriding centre on the Central Coast, an hour’s drive north of Sydney. You’ll find easy trail rides for beginners. Horse ride in the Megalong Valley, two hours' drive from Sydney in the Blue Mountains, and enjoy magnificent views.

Other delightful places near Sydney that offer a full range of horseriding experiences are in the Hunter Valley, the Southern Highlands including Kangaroo Valley, and Wollongong and Otford on the South Coast. In Port Stephens, on the North Coast, Sahara Trails offers a beach ride.

Horses, Port Stephens

Make a holiday of your horseriding experience and stay in a comfortable cabin, homestead, bunk-style accommodation or a farmstay. More adventurous riders can find horseriding treks that include overnight campouts and week-long rides in rugged terrain such as in the Snowy Mountains.

At Broken Hill, in Outback NSW, you can even choose between riding a horse or a camel. The Long Paddock Cattle Drive is a unique horseriding event in May that offers riders of all skill levels the chance to experience the life of a drover near Deniliquin, in Country NSW.

The Leconfield Jackaroo and Jillaroo School, in Tamworth, teaches you how to be a real cowboy or cowgirl and the art of natural horsemanship, a method of horse training popularised by the film, The Horse Whisperer. There's also a Saddle Camp for girls at Braidwood in the Queanbeyan area.