House in winter? Out! Horseback riding on the beach in Melbourne in the middle of winter!
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Melbourne travel guide: horse riding
Melbourne has entered a cold winter, but the sun in the winter is warmer and warmer. Why not pick a sunny day and ride a horse on the beach in Melbourne to enjoy a pleasant holiday~
There are three or four horse riding in Melbourne. After reading reviews on the Internet, I finally chose the Mornington Peninsula, known as the largest private racecourse in Melbourne-"Gunnamatta". This racecourse is very popular, so you need to make an appointment online in advance.
Gunnamatta Ride website:gunnamatta.com.au
A series of jungle riding routes: This private horse farm offers different routes, most of which are mainly on some undulating mountain roads, so many are only open to experienced riders. Next, the editor will introduce their popular classic routes.
The most classic route
St Andrews Beach Rides $140/person
Riding from the horse farm, through bushes and sand dunes to the beach, after enjoying the sea view, riding back on the original road, it takes 2 hours.
St Andrews Beach Rides classic route package:
1. Beach Ride + Lunch at The Cups Estate
Horse riding by the sea + winery lunch
2. Beach Ride + Bathe
Horseback riding + hot spring
Price: 175 AUD/person
3. Beach Ride + Bathe + Lunch
Horse riding by the sea + winery lunch + hot spring
Price: 215 AUD/person
The hot spring in this package is the famous Mornington Peninsula Hot Spring. If you purchase a package that includes hot springs, you will be given a hot spring day pass directly. You can go anytime you want. It is worth complaining that the normal price of beach ride is 140 dollars and the normal price of hot spring is 35 dollars, so there is no discount for this package.
The three-piece set of horse riding lunch and hot spring is also not a dime discount. The significance of this package is just for convenience. Anyway, I don't want to be hungry, so I chose the horse riding + lunch package.
Friends who are interested in horse riding + lunch suggest that you choose the afternoon one. Go for lunch first, otherwise it will be more uncomfortable to bump up while riding.
Start by car
Based on the flinder train station, it takes about an hour and a half to drive to the racecourse.
The specific address is: 150 Sandy Rd, Fingal VIC 3939
The winery restaurant for lunch is not far from the racecourse
The specific address is: 269 Browns Rd, Fingal VIC 3939
Friends who have booked a set meal must first go to the racecourse to register and get a meal coupon.
Although the winery restaurant is small, the scenery is still very beautiful. The lunch dishes and taste are also good, 40 dollars is worth it. The wine can be selected, the dishes are preset, and additional orders will be charged.
Eat and drink enough, rush back to the racecourse before 1 o'clock, the staff will give you a form to register. For safety reasons, cameras are not allowed when riding! No cameras allowed! No cameras allowed! The important thing must be said three times. Before riding a horse, a helmet and a small pocket will be given to you. The pocket can only hold a mobile phone. Taking pictures is not allowed along the way, the staff will help you take pictures when you are at the beach.
Next, the coach will select horses according to your height and body type~
The coach will tell you the name of your horse. During the riding process, the horse’s name is also your name~
The coach told the editor: In the morning, there was a famous girl who didn't hold the saddle/rein tightly when the horse was running, so she fell off the horse. Fortunately, the speed is not very fast, so it's not a big deal.
The editor here reminds everyone that you must hold on to the saddle/rein! Especially when walking on a bumpy road and running. Everything is ready, we can set off~
After leaving the racecourse, you have to pass a long bush path. The lush wild shrubs sometimes grow to cover the clouds and the sun, bright and dark; sometimes they are only waist-high, allowing one to appreciate the continuous green fields on both sides.
Article reproduced from Melbourne Meow
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