There are several alternative ways to get out into the High Country and the most atmospheric is on horseback, just like the mountain's early pioneers.
Saddle up and explore Mt Stirling like the Man from Snowy River, roaming freely along mountain ridges and through wide-open fields. You can even join a guided tour with one of the local horsemen. Horse riding is available outside of the winter period only.
Horse Riding activities on Mt Stirling are permitted between 1 November and 30 April each year. There are lots of fantastic rides for all ages and abilities, including trips to Craig's Hut and summit tours. Day trips and overnight horse rides are also available.
Please note: A number of trails on Mt Stirling are shared by walkers, mountain bikers and horses. Always give way to others - other trail users have the same rights as you. Anticipate other trail users around corners or in blind spots. When you do come across other trail users let them know you’re coming – a friendly greeting is considerate and works well.
Tours operators conduct rides:
Due to current health measures to keep Victorian’s safe, we are still in the process of confirming our operations for the 2020-21 season. Check back here soon for updates.
The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) have created a Fact Sheet to assist you if you're planning on holding a club event or saddling up and bringing some friends to horse ride around Mt Stirling, Mansfield State Forest or the Alpine National Park.