Diggers Rest Station is a cattle station nestled on the banks of the tidal King River in the East Kimberley. The majestic Cockburn Ranges to the West and the Erskine Ranges to the East provide a stunning backdrop to the station, and Diggers Rest Station was one of the locations used in the filming of Baz Luhrmann’s Australia.
The drive is 46 kilometres from the historic town of Wyndham along the picturesque King River Road.
The atmosphere is relaxed and ageless, with the rare opportunity to step back in time and become part of the ancient landscape and traditions.
From horse riding, self-guided fishing, bushwalking to bird watching, there’s plenty to do – or you can do very little. You’ll soon feel at home here, whether you’re after an incredible adventure or just wanting to take it all in from the verandah.
At the East end of the Gibb River Road, Diggers Rest Station is the first (or last) campsite on your adventure.
Take a short ride, from a couple of hours up to a day. Or join one of our longer outback adventure horse riding holidays, from 4 to 7 days. We’ve been operating our horse treks since 1986, so ride with us for the real deal!
Our surefooted and well-trained stock horses are available for two hour, three hour and full day trail rides. Take in the amazing landscape of Digger’s Rest by horseback, meandering along the tidal King River, riding amongst the unique boab trees, and following cattle pads over rises for breathtaking views of the Cockburn Ranges.
You can also join us on a spectacular two hour Sunset Ride, which takes in our favourite sunset spot with nibbles and cool drinks.
An experienced guide accompanies all rides. We welcome all levels of riding, and all ages too.
2 Hours $130.00 per person
3 Hours $165.00 per person
Full Day $275.00 (lunch included)
Sunset Ride $125.00 (nibbles included)
Immerse yourself in the Australian bush and experience the Kimberley by horseback, trekking the ancient river systems and old stock routes used by drovers of yesteryear. Ride through the extraordinary landscape of sandstone escarpments, waterholes, alluvial plains, and tidal rivers.
Our overnight horse tours, from four to seven days, take you deep into the Kimberley bush, where you will spend five to seven hours a day in the saddle.
Each day you will enjoy morning smoko (tea break), lunches at remote picturesque spots, and evening camp fires by billabongs. After a hearty dinner, your swag under the stars will be calling.
The overnight holidays are for more experienced riders, who must be able to walk, trot and canter in the bush.
Our schedule permitting, we may be able to accommodate horse treks based on enquiries.
We also offer station based horse riding holidays. Guests can enjoy the comfort of our bush hut or bunkhouse accommodation, and still experience the Kimberley on horseback. We have numerous routes heading out from the station, exploring new landscapes each day.
Read more in our frequently asked questions on our website. And don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions about your planned holiday.
On this trek we’ll be heading out for four days of horse riding in the King River Valley. The end of May is a magical time of year in the Kimberley. Rivers are often still flowing, waterholes are full, and the country still has that rejuvenated feel after the Wet Season.
Days: 6 (4 riding days)
This five day horse trek will take riders through a variety of landscapes, with the view of the Cockburn Ranges to be enjoyed every day of riding. Hope you can join us!
We are now offering a five day muster session in mid June of 2020. This is an authentic cattle muster so there are some early starts and a few long days in the saddle.
Our cattle muster varies from day to day. However, a typical day would be an early rise, breakfast, saddle up and ride out to the area being mustered that day. We either take a small mob of coacher cattle with us, or we muster them up as we ride along. These quiet cattle are held by the riders while other riders run cattle into the coacher mob, some days with the aid of helicopter and bull buggy. Riders then walk the cattle back to the yards where they are processed (branded, ear marked, castrated, drenched, etc). When that’s said and done we walk them back out again. Some days we are based here at the station and some days/nights we are camping out in swags. There is a weight limit of 90kg for the muster. Guests are spaced out between experienced stockmen, but must be experienced riders.
Join us on this extraordinary horse riding holiday in the East Kimberley. After a warm welcome at Digger’s, and a relaxing evening around our camp fire, you will enjoy a peaceful night in one of our comfortable bush huts or bunkhouse rooms. Rising early with the sun on the Cockburn Ranges, we saddle up and begin our adventure by horseback. Over the next seven days, you will have the memorable experience of riding willing and sure-footed horses through breathtaking landscapes.
This seven day horse riding holiday will take riders through a variety of landscapes, with the view of the Cockburn Ranges to be enjoyed every day of riding. Hope you can join us!