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Address: 250 Ellis Road | Tonimbuk, Gembrook, Victoria 3815, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 3 5629 8525
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00

Tonimbuk Trail Rides offers horse back riding adventure tours alongside the...

Tonimbuk Trail Rides offers horse back riding adventure tours alongside the magnificent Bunyip River and through the Bunyip State Park, south east of Melbourne, Victoria.We offer hourly rides, half and full day rides and also overnight rides at affordable prices. Catch a glimpse of the wildlife. Listen to the native birds. Enjoy the solitude and peace and quiet. And enjoy a ride on one of our well trained horses through the Australian bushland.

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2 hour ride

Very enjoyable ride. My daughter and I both inexperienced but loved the trail and were able to canter and trot and find some water to slog through. Guide experienced and knew what... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 November 2012
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Warragul, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2015

My mother bought me a voucher for this place for my birthday. After expressing to the staff that I had never ridden and was a little afraid they put me on a horse that felt the need to gallop all the time and we went down steep rocky terrain. At several points I was almost in tears from fear. Then... More 

2 Thank April L
Greater Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2014

I went on a trail ride with Tonimbuk Trail Rides in a group for a two hour trail ride. There were older (teenage) children of varying levels of experience, some experienced riders, and some people who had very little experience. Prior to the ride, the group received some very basic instruction on how to mount, hold reins, steer, use legs,... More 

5 Thank CearaCRR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2014

We took 8 girls (mostly 10 year olds and a couple of younger sisters) here today for a 1 hour ride. Four had never ridden before, and all were beginners. They LOVED it. Damon and his partner could not have been lovelier and more helpful. the ride went throught the national park along some beautiful forest trails. I walked with... More 

2 Thank Julia P
Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014

We did a 3 hour ride here - most of which was walking down a very long dirt road. We were lead by only one guide - a 15 year old girl. The regulations state that you must always have 2 guides and one must be over 18!!! Our guide seemed to be able to ride well, however when we... More 

5 Thank ChookyChick
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2012

Very enjoyable ride. My daughter and I both inexperienced but loved the trail and were able to canter and trot and find some water to slog through. Guide experienced and knew what he was doing but not over instructive. Will go again

4 Thank F3011
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2011

Did a 2 hour ride there today. I've been riding for over 40 years. They promised me a forward going, spirited horse because I am an experienced rider. Instead, they gave me a Clydesdale horse that was sweet, but just a very average, typical trail ride horse. I was lumped in a group of people who'd never ridden before, so... More 

5 Thank Christine C
Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2011

Tonimbuk website stated that horses would be appropriate for our size. Children were placed on large horses. There were two guides, one at front and one at back of group. Children in the middle of the group were left without any guidance. Scenery was attractive, but a some parts hilly not flat, could not relax and enjoy it. When the... More 

4 Thank Paul W
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2011

This is exactly what we were looking for. An experience where we could enjoy the Australian bushland and see beautiful views. We aren't very experienced riders, but the guides were very patient with us and in no time we felt safe and comfortable on our friendly horses. We really enjoyed our ride - even though we wish it could have... More 

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