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Published July 4th 2012
I love Horse riding and when I heard of a little place where you can not only ride horses, but combine this with a wine tour and a cheese platter, (I also love cheese) I simply had to get involved. Slickers Horse Riding Centre, set in Ocean View 45 minutes from Brisbane, is a beautiful spot to take in magnificent scenery whilst on horseback.
I have been out on both a property ride which costs $95 for roughly 4 hours of horse riding and the wine tour which costs $105 and both are simply wonderful ways to spend a Saturday or Sunday out enjoying the great outdoors. Slickers really do cater for everyone, beginners and experienced and they have plenty of really helpful, friendly staff on board to help during the rides.
I particularly like the Wine Tour as you really feel like you have had a full day out riding whilst also relaxing over a leisurely lunch at Ocean View Wine estate, sampling a range of delicious wines, eating gourmet food and making new friends all whilst overlooking a stunning property.
One bit of advice; the property rides are advisable to attend during the summer months as you have the opportunity over the picnic lunch to swim in the dam, go out on kayaks and even take the horses in for a dip. The price is still the same during the winter months which is a bit disappointing. Go in the summer and get your full money's worth.