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Half Day Morning Horseback Ride
Blazing Saddles

© Blazing Saddles

This 1 day trip is rated easy to moderate.

Departure Information
Departure is from your lodging, Cairns at 8:30 AM every day, return time 12:30 PM.

The Trip

This scenic horseback ride has a feel of the outback, as you ridetakes through the the dry forests found in the highlands behind Cairns, as short 35-minute drive away.

The Blazing Saddles staff will first match you to a horse that is appropriate for you size and riding experience, equip you with the necessary safety gear, and get your engine started with some hot tea and damper upon your arrival. © Blazing Saddles Then it is off into the forest, along over 5 km of trails, on a ride that will take around two hours.

After the ride, there will be an Aussie BBQ lunch prepared for you, followed by your transfer by courtesy coach back to your lodging.

Not a morning person? Blazing Saddles also offers an afternoon ride, very similar to this one.


  • 2 hour horseback ride
  • Aussie style barbecue lunch
  • all safety equipment and instruction
  • morning tea
  • friendly horses
  • transfers to and from Cairns lodging

Book This Trip
All prices are in US Dollars.

Suggested Items to bring on this trip:

jeans camera/film closed-toed shoes sunscreen

The Company

© Blazing SaddlesBlazing Saddles is a family owned company, carefully operated by Michael and Venette Trout. In 1997 they relocated their horseback trail riding business to a beautiful forested area in Palm Cove from itís former, much more distant location on the Atherton Tablelands. Since then the operation has grown to include more than 60 horses and 16 staff members.

The company has developed a trail network that winds its way up into the rainforests, providing a scenic ride with both views of the forest and the tropical coast. They pay close attention to the safety of the riders, and carefully match riders to their horses, and have the latest in safety equipment, including helmets and a new breakaway safety stirrup.

Recently the company has created a second, separate trail network for ATV use, and now offers ATV rides for those interested in a more mechanized trail experience.

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