The Harry Redford Cattle Drive is a “no frills, plenty of thrills” authentic Outback Adventure where you will experience the life of a drover first hand. You ride with the cattle and camp not far away from the herd.
Q1. How many people participate on each ride?
We have a limit of 15 people per day per ride
Q2. How far do we ride each day?
Between 10 and 18 kms per day
Q3. What can we do if we develop ‘saddle sore.’
It’s recommended that you wear stockings under your jeans to avoid chaffing. A full first aid kit will be available on the ride.
Q4. Can we drink alcohol at the campsite?
Yes. Beer, wine and soft drink is available for purchase. A docket book will be provided for you to record your purchases. This is to be torn off and given along with the money owing to the Harry Redford representative transferring you to your departure point at the end of the ride.
Q5. Where can I purchase Harry Redford Merchandise?
You may either purchase it online (before or after the ride) or you may purchase merchandise from the Harry Redford Interpretive Centre at the Rural Transaction Centre. Some merchandise may be available some nights in the camp.
Q6. What is a swag?
A swag consists of a canvas or waterproof cover, mattress, blankets, sleeping bag and pillow.
Q7. Can I hire a swag?
Yes. A limited number of swags are available for hire through the Barcaldine Regional Council. Please ensure that you note this request on your online booking form when paying your deposit. Swag hire charges are $15.00 per night. BYO pillow and sleeping bag.
Q8. Can I bring my own horse?
Yes you may bring your own horse but there is no difference in price. You will be required to bring your own hobbles for your horse (it must be hobbled at night and at lunch time) as well as an electric fence for at night. You will also be required to bring your own feed. Horses will be your responsibility and must be capable of riding 10-18km per day.
Q9. Can I bring my own helmet?
Yes you may bring your own helmet but there is no difference in price. Please ensure it meets Australian standards.
Q10. Do I need to have previous riding experience?
It is recommended that if you have never ridden or its been a long time since you have ridden that you obtain some riding experience by attending a few lessons prior to the event. This will ensure you will feel more confident and comfortable on a horse making the experience much more enjoyable.