Camille is a freelance ghost blog and web content writer. She's also a musician and an "Autoimmunee". She loves learning and sharing about how to live life with positive energy and meaning.
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Published August 4th 2015
A beautiful trek to experience the Aussie outdoors
I love surprise dates – the best part of course is surprising hubby. On a seemingly spontaneous trip, I guided hubby to go towards Noosa. It was a perfect, sunny day – a day in Noosa sounded like a great way to spend our day off from work. However, things took a turn. Literally. I told hubby I wanted to go down this street and that one. This wasn't unusual, we like driving to random places and discover something new on our mini road trips. He started to get a little suspicious though, when he saw a sign about horses, maybe this wasn't so 'spontaneous' as he'd originally thought.
We soon arrived at our destination, located near Lake Weyba, our horses awaited all saddled up and ready. "Surprise!" I shouted. Hubby had always wanted to go horse riding but we'd never had the time to.
Quit horsing around...or rather start horsing around!
We're sort of interlopers, we live overseas sometimes for months at a time that when we return to Australia we're a bit like tourists again. And what an experience at Noosa Horse Riding! Also known as the Southern Gateway to World Heritage listed Fraser Island, the trek takes us around the Great Sandy National Park. Weyba Lake and its surrounding area is absolutely stunning. We even spied a bit of the local wildlife – kangaroos, goannas and numerous beautiful birds. What better way for a first timer to experience horse riding with such a location to explore!
Like any tourist would do, we couldn't help take a snapshot of our experience
The guides were friendly and super informative. I had booked a one hour beach & hinterland trek and was even surprised myself, when we went into the water with our horses. The horses were healthy and strong, and well trained – perfect for casual riders like us. Dipping into the waters with our horses, we imagined what it felt like to be the original pioneers of old – discovering the true beauty of the aussie outback (does that give away our city roots?).
We super enjoyed our trek in and around Lake Weyba! Here's some tips to preparing for your trek:
Arrive at least 20-30minutes before your schedule trek – so that the guides can adjust the horses saddles and what not before you leave
Wear closed shoes for your comfort and safety (don't want to lose those havianas on the trek)
It can get sunny, so bring along a long sleeved shirt or sarong type thing that can cover up your arms to keep from getting burnt.
Wear ¾ pants – again for the same reason as your long sleeved shirt, it'll keep your legs from burning, but keep the pants not too long as you will get them wet when your horse gets in the water (not all the way but the ankles of your feet might)
Wear a pair of sunnies – it can get glary out there
Bring a small bottle of water with you – if you can somehow connect it to your body (perhaps in a small backpack/sling type apparatus) even better
Keep important personal belongings to a minimum – just the essentials like your wallet and mobile (you can put that in your small backpack too)
Now you're set. Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride!
Where:Meet at the yards located off Wills Road, from Eumarella Road, Weyba Downs. Turn right off Eumarella Rd into Wills Rd, go through the gate. Follow the signs to the left, through to our blue & yellow office. We are located only 10 minutes out of Noos