What a (Mount) Beauty!

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The Victorian high country; boasting Victoria’s highest mountains, verdant national parks, crystal-clear rivers and autumnal tree-lined roads, this place was the breath of fresh air we needed after the recent travel restrictions.

Four hours from Melbourne, Spring Spur is a 100-acre working horse farm nestled in the stunning Kiewa Valley. We arrived at night, which made waking up the next morning a special sight for sore eyes, as we were greeted with the idyllic views of Mount Feathertop.

After going so long without traveling, the warm and inviting main lounge (featuring a library and an awesome record collection we played our way through) provided a welcomed opportunity to connect with other like-minded travellers. Our host Lin was an unreal cook, making meals at the famed long table - a highlight after hours of adventuring. Between horseriding, hiking, swimming, eating and drinking, Spring Spur provided the perfect invigorating yet relaxing weekend we were desperately seeking.
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Things We Did

  • Horse riding
  • Hike
  • Farm
  • Town
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    Horseriding across the High Plains
    When we discovered Spring Spur offers horseriding adventures, we couldn’t say no! As part of a wider group, we rode beautiful horses across the High Plains and through the national park. The perfect activity!...
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      Mount Beauty Gorge Walk
      This one’s a must. Just a 10-minute drive from the farm, the walk requires minimum effort for maximum return - beautiful landscapes and crystal-clear water. An idyllic cool-down swim after a day of horseriding....
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        Exploring the farm
        Although it’s a 100-acre farm, we barely scratched the surface with so many beautiful areas to explore just within a 100m walk. Horse paddocks, sprawling stables, quirky sheds and more....
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          Indulging in Bright
          We went home to Melbourne via Bright, eating and drinking our way through the town. We had an awesome lunch at the super cool Tomohawk, followed by a gin tasting flight at Reed & Co Distillery. Stumbling across the sprawling sunflower fields in Ovens was the perfect end to the trip....

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