Packers High Country Horse Riding
Country horseriding in a remote part of Victoria
The Willows, Anglers Rest, is a 350 acre high country farm nestled amongst farm lands and National Park in the hidden Bundarrah Valley of the Omeo region in East Gippsland, Victoria. A good 5 1/2 hour drive from Melbourne, It's a remote part of Victoria reached by roads weaving through river valleys and mountains.
The farmhouse, with large open decks, overlooks the Bundarrah River which winds it's way through river flats, boulder strewn rapids into the Mitta Mitta River and onwards in a very roundabout way to the Murray River and the South Australian sea.
It's an ancient landscape, some 400 million years old with lines of pink granite boulders trickling out of the dominant Mt. Ned, along grassy ridge lines sprinkled with snowy white gums down to the river flats.
Indigenous history says that the Bundarrah Valley was a woman's place. White man history was of cattlemen.
Gold was never found in this valley but a short ride over a ridge line takes you along the Mitta Mitta river where there was apparently plenty. Omeo is the closest town having a chequered history of lawlessness being so far away from any major city. Goldminers and followers came in search of gold as cattlemen looked for greener pastures.
The riding country is varied as we ride up onto the Bogong High Plains which were once dotted with the brown and white Herefords, and at one stage sheep.
- Street: Callaghans Road
- City: Anglers Rest
- Phone: 03 5159 7241