Welcome to Hunter Valley Horse Riding & Adventures at Hill Top
Ride the unique and beautiful Molly Morgan Range, experiencing the spectacular views of the Hunter Valley Wine Country and Lower Hunter and as far North as Barrington Tops, the northern boundary of the Upper Hunter.
Riding is available every day for the inexperienced (the beginner) and the experienced rider.
- Trail Rides - You ride with a dedicated, qualified guide who gives you assistance and guidance along the way.
- Personalised Rides - For a Special Occasion, Pleasure Ride, or Personalised Tuition.
- Sunset Rides - As the wildlife awakens and begin to feed, ride with the Kangaroos and Wallabies in the light of the beautiful sunsets.
- Pony Rides
- Family Rides
- Birthday Rides
- After School Club
- Adopt a Pony - School Holidays
- Conference Groups
See the Native Wildlife in the Wild
Many of the Australian animals only feed as the day cools down and continuing until the following day.
See the Native Nocturnal Animals as they feed in their natural surroundings, in the wild, Kangaroos, Wallabies Wallaroos,wombats and where they live, possums, squirel possums, sugar gliders, bats.
We also can see foxes, rabbits,birds, owls, echidnas.
As night falls study the clear star filled sky. In the winter months return and sit around the camp fire with hot chocolate and marshmellows
For those young lovers of horses ,what would be better than spending their birthday with these beautiful animals. A pony will take you for a ride through part of the trail. Bring your friends and enjoy a picnic, party food and horse /pony rides there are also farm animals,including cows and calves, chooks, Fresh Farm eggs, birds and guinea pigs and of course, every farm has to have a dog and cat.Talk to the beautiful draught horses,Suffolk Punch (an endangered breed)x Percheron. and Clydesdale "The gentle giants" - Take a tractor hay ride to feed the animals Inspect the horse drawn coaches from yesterday. Bring the children for a day in the country. For enquiries and bookings phone 0249307111
School holiday horse riding Camps
We offer all day horse riding camps in the school holidays for 12-16 year olds. The camps include looking after horses, feeding,grooming,saddlery and riding. Overnight accommodation is available in the guest house for longer stays. Conditions apply
These are very popular for marriage proposals, Anniversaries and birthdays.Why not include a delicious picnic basket to celebrate!
Picnic rides are available for couples or for groups
For riders with some experience a personalised ride can take them to the higher ridges and lookouts where you have views of the valley as far as the eye can see, Even on the lower trails you can see most of the valley and wine country to the mountain bounderies, The Hunter Valley is quite large and diverse and its diversity can be captured from Hill Top.
To make a booking Please phone 0249307111 or 0417233008 or email email@example.com
The Autumn and winter sunsets are magical. Just this week the sunset was brilliant along with two rainbows, although there had not been a drop of rain all day and the kangaroos happily grazing . A truly beautiful expereince. It is a special time of the day to ride. The kangaroos come out to feed,the birds are getting ready for the night and the sky is beautiful as the sun is sinking low in the west.Peace and tranquillity
SCHOOL HOLIDAYS- KIDS STAY FREE WHEN STAYING IN THE VILLAS If you are looking for accommodation in the Hunter Valley.Look no further. Whether you are looking to stay and go horse riding so as you can capture the spectacular views of the Hunter Valley or coming to Wine Country or for a wedding, or just for a country experience with peace and tranquillity and to talk to the farm animals ,Hill Top is ideal. Hill Top has spectacular views North South East and West of the Hunter Valley and of Wine Country and an abundance of Native Wildlife-Peace and Tranquillity.300 acres to ride and explore .Spectaular views are at all levels and the more experienced riders can go to the higher lookouts on the property. Looking for somewhere to Stay in the Valley ?Hill Top has accommodation in the charming Guest House and Modern semi-self contained Villas. Breakfast is available and pre-booked meals and picnics .Some of the "best "in the Valley are just around the corner.The , Smoke House, The Olive Press, Cafes,Restaurants, Sweets to die for,Wineries,Art Galleries and History- Wanting to know where the Lovedale name came from !? Come in for a cup of Coffee and the story will be told.! Phone 0249307111 to make a booking today or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Terms and Conditions & Cancellation Policy
It is a condition of making a booking and/or entering the property of Hill Top,that all participants agree to be bound by and accept our full terms and conditions including our cancellation policy.You agree upon entering Hill Top and/or participating in any activities we provide that they are inherently dangerous recreational activities pursuant to the Civil Liability Act 2002. If you choose to do so, you do so entirely at your own risk waiving all rights to claim for personal injuries,including injuries arising from the negligence of the proprietor. Safety is paramount when riding at Hunter Valley Horse Riding & Adventures at Hill Top. We are proud of our Safety records. Horse Riding is an outdoor activity. Please come prepared for all weather conditions.Please bring your wet weather gear if in doubt of the weather There is no refund given due to weather conditions unless the ride is cancelled prior to the confirmed start, due to dangerous conditions.An Austrailian approved standards helmet must be worn . To make a confirmed booking pre- payment by visa or master card can be made by phoning 0249307111 or 0417233008 There will be no refund for no shows or if you do not complete the ride or decide on a shorter ride. There is a 48 hour cancellation policy
Cancellations prior to 48 hours of the activity -Bookings may be transferred to another date,or person without loss of fee.
Cancellations and refunds are subject to a $10-00 refund processing fee per person.
Between 48 hours prior to the commencement of your activity
Cancellations or no shows within this period will be charged a 100% cancellation fee and will not receive a refund.
If fewer riders choose not to ride than was booked on the original confirmed booking,there will be no refund for those that decide not to ride.If you decide that you do not want to ride once on the horse there will be no refund.
Punctuality is important. There is no refund for people arriving late.
The policy applies even where a booking is made less than 48 hours prior to the scheduled commencement of the activity.
If Hunter Valley Horse Riding & Adventures needs to cancel or pospone for unforseen circumstances,such as extreme weather conditions,safety or security ,bookings may be transferred to another date or person or reissued as a customer credit valid for 12 months without any loss of fees or may be refunded .
For Tiny tots and young children the ponies will take them through the trial over the fields. Older children and parents can also join this ride .Kangaroos are usually seen on the ride and the children can later visit the aviary to say hello to the parrots,guinea pigs and chooks. goats, sheep. You can also go on the tractor hay ride to feed the cows and calves, the big horses, goats, sheep,geese , guinea fowls, say hello to Big Ben.
Hill Top is Magical
No matter the season , Hill Top is magical, from the clouds and rising mist off the mountain, after rain.
Autumn with beautiful sunny days and cooler nights and magical sunsets. Winter with sunny days and crisp nights and clear bright star filled skies and wood fires. and the Mist filled valley below.Spring as the valley awakens from its winter sleep with the green vines and grass and scented flowers baby animals and birds, to summer with beautiful mornings and the call of the many birds and balmy evenings as the sun sets to the sound of the beautiful bird song once again- It is truly magical
For all those young, and young at heart,ladies who have ridden horses in the pass and really would like to ride again, or more often, gather your friends and make it a girls day out, Midweek. Take a change from the gym and benefit from the fresh country air and the best exercise going . Come Horse Riding at the Hunter Valley Horse Riding & Adventures at HILL TOP 288 Talga Road, Lovedale/Rothbury. After the ride why not stay for a light lunch- And if you cannot co-ordinate those friends , Well come alone You will certainly enjoy the company of the wonderful expereinced and a knowledgeable guides .I am sure your friends will organise their lives once you tell them of the enjoyable time that you had
TO MAKE A BOOKING
So as we can taylor a ride to suit your requirements Please either email email@example.com or phone Margaret 0249307111 or 0417233008 for prices and inclusions. Our horses do have weight restricitions. We are open every day. To confirm a booking pre-payment with either master card or visa can be made Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to starting time.Please be punctual.There is a 48 hour cancellation policy.
The New Hunter Expressway has opened. For the fastest and safest route from coming from the South direction, to Wine Country take the Lovedale Exit from the expressway.You are now in Wine country.Drive 1 klm and take the first road to the the right Camp Road, pointing towards Greta and then immediately left into Talga Road,From here our gate is 2.88 ks on the right Hunter Valley Horse Riding & Adventures and Hill Top Country Guest House and Villas. Coming from the New England Highway from the north leave the Hunter Expressway and travel through Branxton and Greta. As you are about to leave Greta take the Kurri Kurri and to the Railway station sign which takes you into Camp Road,(You wont see a Camp road sign until you get to the far end though).Just before Lovedale Road, T intersection there is a Welcome to Lovedale sign and opposite this you turn right into Talga Road. Come stay and Play where you capture spectacular Views of the Hunter Valley and an Abundance of native wildlife/Kangaroos, wombats . Ask to ride to the Wedge Tail Eagles Nest!
Go Hiking the Nordik way to the top of the range to discover more spectacular valley views
Bring your mountain bike and ride the trails. Conditions apply
What better way to start the day than with a delicious breakfast and to go Horse riding , whilst overlooking the valley and vineyards. Relax then after the ride, continue driving, enjoying this magical part of the valley, stopping at the smoke house, the deli, the sweets to die for,even a massage, and dont forget the wonderful wineries, the spectacular views and the incredible native wildlife.
Did you see the Wedge Tail Eagles Nest??You may not be thinking of dinner yet, but it is best to make a booking, because the restaurants in this area are excellent and they get booked out early.
Heat Wave conditions
Please take notice of heat wave conditions when deciding to ride and arrange for rides early in the morning and late afternoon and do other activities in the middle of the day where you can avoid the sun and intense heat. Your effort of getting up early or going later as the sun goes down will be rewarded.
Tractor Hay Rides to feed the animals
Bring the kids and big kids to feed the animals. Ride behind the big farm tractor and talk to the animals. Meet Molly , Malcom, and Milly,
Rosie & Annie, Big Ben and Mr Smith and all their friends. Bookings are required . Stay and have a BBQ.
CHRISTMAS AND BIRTHDAYS - GIFT IDEA
FOR YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS WHO LOVE HORSES: BUY THEM A GIFT VOUCHER FOR A HORSE RIDE: PONY RIDE : OR MAY BE A HAY RIDE TO FEED THE ANIMALS OR A TRACTOR WINERY RIDE OR A NIGHT TIME ACTIVITY TO SEE THE NOCTURNAL ANIMALS- WITH LARGE SPOTLIGHTS.
MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDING
BRING YOUR MOUNTAIN BIKE AND RIDE THE TRAILS . YOU CAN CAPTURE THE MAGNIFICENT VIEWS OF THE HUNTER VALLEY AND OF WINE COUNTRY AND ENCOUNTER OUR WONDERFUL NATIVE WILDLIFE OF KANGAROOS AND BIRDLIFE.
For Your Diary
Easter Sunday- The Teddy Bears Picnic. Enjoy a picnic or BBQ with your favourite Teddy Bear. Games and prizes for the most favorite Teddy Bear and of course the Easter Bunny will be there.
At christmas time- Bring the children to ride in Santas Sleigh and feed the animals .
Bring the family to Hill Top Accommodation with queen bed, double bunkand single bed sleeping 5 Cost is $180-00 per night 2 night minimum. Take the family horse riding and tractor rides to feed the animals. Hike to the top of the Molly Morgan Range to discover the best views in the valley.Walk to the winery and vist the swans on the lake. Have a picnic or BBQ in the country.
The villas have spacious bedroom with king size bed,double spa bath, kitchenette. Downstairs are two single beds. Balconies on both levels allow to sit and enjoy the beautiful country views overlooking water which is magical as the sun sets and the kangaroos graze along with the horses and cattle, as well as looking over wine country.
The Guest House
The guest house has 6 rooms with either king, queen or single beds,with sitting rooms,including the billiards room which has a 10' Eddie Charlton Billiards Table. There is a piano for the accomplished pianists to enjoy.
Choose either a personalised ride or a group ride and enjoy a delicious picnic at picnic point overlooking the Hunter Valley and Wine Count
MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAILS
FOLLOW THE TRAILS OVER 300 ACRES -NO TRAFFIC - COULD BE A HORSE,COW OR KANGAROO MAYBE A WOMBAT OR TWO,AN EAGLE ABOVE OR A WHITE COCKATOO- JUST PEACE AND TRANQUILLITY AND YOU
SPOT LIGHT TOURS FOR ALL THE FAMILY
Arrive at HILL TOP to see the sunset over the broken back range,then all aboard to capture the native animals and what they do under the cover of darkness. Bring your cameras. Upon your return sit around the camp fire ,and toast mashmellows with your hot chocolate. Phone Margaret 0249307111 or 0417233008 to make a booking.
LOVE IS IN THE AIR AT HILL TOP OVERLOOKING THE BEAUTIFUL REGION OF LOVEDALE. WE HAVE LOST COUNT AS TO HOW MANY MARRIAGE PROPOSALS HAVE TAKEN PLACE HERE WITH 100% "YES" Phone Margaret on 0249307111 to make that moment Special whether it is an intimate moment or needing photos of the moment
WE HAVE A BEAUTIFUL WEDDING CARRIAGE FOR HIRE TO HAVE PRE-WEDDING AND WEDDING PHOTOS TAKEN
Hunter Region Business Excellence Awards2016
Congratulations to all of the wonderful staff at Hunter Valley Horse Riding & Adventures in becoming a finalist at the Hunter region Business Excellence Awards 2016
288 Talga Road,
Phone: 02 4930 7111
Fax: 02 4930 9048
Accommodation is available at the Hill Top
In the luxury guest house and self-contained Villa Accommodation at the Hill Top Country Guest House
Limited Camping is also available
Bookings are Essential
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