Lakes Coast Visitor Guide

LAKES COAST VISITOR GUIDE I PAGE 69 ADVENTURE Suitable for everyone #' $ % $!! " $ ! % & ((( $!! " $ ! Have you experienced the legend? 1, 2 & 4 day trips Minimum numbers apply. Bookings essential. Paddling on the Snowy River and the Mitchell River Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Dargo foothills Coonawarra Trail Rides % '' % #% '% ! #! + , #%& & '# &( ' "* % % , & $ %' %#! ##" ) %% %! &#%' % # # " , $ " *& $ % ) , ## " & && "' Exhilarating adventures Bounded by the Alpine and Snowy River national parks, wilderness areas and state forests, Karoonda Park, Gelantipy, provides a convenient base for exploration of this special country. Under the Karoonda Park umbrella, Snowy River Expeditions offers a broad range of adventure-based experiences and tours in Victoria’s Snowy River Country. White water raft the Snowy River, which lies some 700 vertical metres beneath the Gelantipy plateau. Trips start in either the Kosciuszko, Alpine or Snowy River national parks, determined by the river water level and the group’s chosen trip. Expeditions on the Mitchell and Mitta Mitta Rivers are available for group bookings of 10 or more. Claw your way up or swing your way down a rock face with rock climbing and abseiling, dropping down through the trees to a lush fern-filled creek environment with all ages catered for. Get dirty, dusty, muddy, and at times uncomfortable, but definitely have fun, on a wild caving expedition in the caves of Buchan. These adventures cater for all abilities, allowing the more adventurous to slip down tight squeezes while other group members can choose the more spacious passage, so it is perfect for the whole family. COONAWARRA TRAIL RIDES East Gippsland is simply magic, so get out there and explore! With a lifetime of horse interactions behind them, Brett Lancaster and Erika McMillan are the new operators of trail ride venture, Coonawarra Trail Rides, having taken over the iconic adventure operation in early 2017. Coonawarra Trail Rides has provided wonderful opportunities for first-timers and experienced riders alike, to explore the magnificent countryside in the foothills south of Dargo with trail rides, overnight rides and horsemanship programs for more than 25 years. Trail rides over a one, one-and-a-half and two-hour duration are available, but if you wish to extend your experience, an overnight trail ride to The Barn is just the ticket. A magnificent old building set on a picturesque creek flat amid peaceful surroundings, The Barn is the destination of a professionally guided tour on horseback, a destination that will leave you in awe. The riding trails of Coonawarra trek up and down beautiful foothills, through native bushland and creek crossings, with the scenic mountain range south of Dargo towering above. Sit back, relax and enjoy a leisurely ride through the spectacular foothills. Horse and rider are paired to suit the individual’s level of ability, ensuring a most pleasurable experience. No matter how you do it, whether it’s on foot, mountain bike, horse or raft, get out and explore the magic of the East Gippsland countryside. PHOTO: Parks Vic

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