Tasmania: Horse Riding

Top Destination for 2009

The Tasmanian countryside is a wonderful place for riding a horse. Horse riding in Tasmania is a great way of seeing the natural beauty that the island state has to offer. There are trails across the entire length of the island and you can either explore the wilderness by horse on your own, or join a riding group and share the pleasures of discovery. What is more, Tasmania has tour companies that specialise in horse-riding and that can tailor a package to suit your interests and ability. Across the state, Tasmanian forests, beaches, plains and mountains provide a magnificent backdrop for some excellent riding. Why not try the challenging Tasmanian Trail, which crosses the entire island from Dover to Devonport? The route goes through state forests, crown land and private property, with regular stopping points at delightful country towns and villages. Another option is to ride along the Tasmanian Trail, which is a long distance, multi-purpose recreational trail extending from Devonport on the northern coast of Tasmania to Dover in the south.