What a (Mount) Beauty!

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.

Things We Did

  • Horse riding
  • Hike
  • Farm
  • Town
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!...
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....
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....
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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