Welcome to Billabong Horseback Adventures & Cairns Horse Riding.
Billabong Horseback Adventures offers visitors a completely unique rainforest horse riding experience. Located in Kuranda - just a short 30 minute drive inland from Cairns in Far North Queensland, it really is a great place to visit - that's also family friendly!
We are a family owned and operated business, and are genuine horse lovers having spent may years of our lives around horses - not just riding, but also training, and teaching. Our passion for horses is what we want to share, and make your Cairns horse riding experience not just another horse ride, but a rainforest horse riding experience, that is one to remember.
Since our establishment in mid 2008, we have rapidly become known as the region's premiere Cairns horse riding destination particularly as we operate small personalised groups, offer amazing rainforest trails, have very calm well cared for horses, as well as being a family friendly attraction providing a positive focus on customer safety and satisfaction. We are the closest horse riding extablishment to Cairns city, yet surrounded by a peaceful environment where you will feel like you are hundreds of miles from anywhere!
Our property is privately owned. It is in a simply magical location amongst world heritage virgin rainforest, where our scenic trails are surrounded by freshwater creeks, amazing mountaintop climbs, stunning views and a lot of history that dates back to the Cobb & Co days. We are within a wildlife corridor that is habitat to many native animals including the cassowary, bush turkey, wallaby, pademelon, and more, all which roam free on the property. Our other natural attractions include the giant Strangler Fig trees which are hundreds of years old, basket ferns & gum trees, magnificant termite mounds, and of course our tranquil Billabong which is home to water dragons, ducks, turtles, fish and eels. We also have our very own tame kangaroo sanctuary where feeding and photo opportunities are available following all tour sessions.
Our rainforest horse riding tours operate daily, all year round. Our tours are guided by friendly, professional horse trail riding guides whom posses a passion for horses & years of horse riding exprience. We will take you on an adventure, unmatched by others. Our group sizes are small with a maximum of 6 riders per group, allowing dedicated attention to each individual, and ability to cater for all riding levels from beginners to experienced riders alike. With a family of over 20 horses, we are sure to have a mount to suit everyone ranging from Australian Stock Horses, Appaloosas, tammed Brumbies, as well as ponies suitable for small adults and children. We also have a couple of heavy horses suited to larger guests. Private tours are also available for those seeking a more 'secluded' adventure, or those seeking a ride of their life - without unfamiliar riders joining you.
Our family friendly operation welcomes riders as young as 8 years of age to participate in our general tours, with no previous horse riding experience required. All participants are provided with a safety breifing & short riding lesson prior to departing our base, and also fitted with Australian safety approved helmets.
Courtesy transfers from Cairns & the Northern Beaches accommodation outlets are available to all travellers visiting Cairns.