Horse yards - Howqua Hills & Alpine National Park
Horse Riding Season:
1 November - 31 May inclusive (for all areas except Lovicks Hut)
1 December - 30 April inclusive (Lovicks Hut)
Horse yards can be reserved in advance during the season. No fees apply.
Prior to booking, please read the horseriding rules and conditions which can be found below under cancellation policy.
Bookings for the riding season open on the first Monday in July each year. Horse numbers are limited at designated horse camping areas as per the Greater Alpine National Park Management Plan.
Portable yards are permitted and are required to be booked.
Important: Please read the current vehicle access information for Frys Flat Horse Yards prior to booking.
Howqua Hills Historic Area is situated along the Howqua River approximately one hour drive from Mansfield. Once the site of a busy gold mining settlement in the late 1800's the area is now popular for car based camping, walking, fishing, horse riding and those wanting to explore the surrounding Alpine area.
Frys Flat and Tunnel Bend are the designated horse camping sites located on the scenic river flats at each end of Howqua Hills Historic Area and provide the opportunity for people to camp with their horses and explore the surrounding area on horseback.
For the more adventurist there are horse yards at 7 Mile Flat and Pikes Flat on the Howqua River and King Hut on the King River. These sites are situated in the Alpine National Park and provide the opportunity for horse riders looking to explore the mountains and valleys of this rugged area. Dogs are not permitted in Alpine National Park
Location & Directions
Howqua Hills Historic Area
Alpine National Park YardsKing River Hut Horse yards
Pikes Flat Horse yards
Richies Hut Horse yards
Seven Mile Flat Camping Area Horse yards
Howqua Hills YardsFrys Flat - Horse yards
Howqua Hills - Tunnel Bend - Horse yards