FAQ's


The minimum age for horse riding is 7 years. For younger children aged 3-10 years we have lead ponies available. The minimum age for our abseiling and kayaking adventures is also 7 years, with a minimum weight limit of 30kgs. The minimum age for our quad biking tour is 12 years.

Horse riding

What to wear Appropriate sun smart clothing such as long pants i.e. jodhpurs or loose fitting jeans or pants and a long sleeved shirt.  Footwear needs to be fully enclosed such as horse riding boots or shoes with a flat sole and small heel. If you dont have these, we have riding boots available for hire or you can wear runners or sandshoes however they are not recommended. Sandals, thongs or large bulky shoes with a heavy tread pattern are not permitted.

What to bring It is a good idea to bring sunglasses, sunscreen, insect repellent and dont forget your camera. If there is a possibility of rain, please bring your wet weather gear. It is a good idea to bring a change of clothes just in case. Please be advised that for safety reasons you are not permitted to wear backpacks and the like whilst horse riding.

Quad biking

What to wear Appropriate sun smart clothing such as long pants and a long sleeved shirt however shorts and t shirts are also acceptable (No singlets).  It’s a good idea to wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.  Sturdy enclosed footwear is required to be worn i.e. runners, boots or you can hire boots from us on the day.  No thongs or sandals please.  We also have complimentary safety glasses you can wear and optional coveralls you can purchase for $5 to keep you clean.

What to bring Please bring your own sunscreen and sunglasses for eye protection against dust.  If there is a possibility of rain, please bring your wet weather gear or we have disposable raincoats available for purchase.  It is a good idea to bring a change of clothes just in case.

Kayaking

What to wear Appropriate sun smart clothing such as thin trousers, long sleeved shirt, shorts or something light that will dry quickly. During the colder months, please wear something warmer such as a jumper.  At no time should jeans be worn. The best type of footwear are shoes such as old joggers, wet booties, reef sandals or shoes that cannot easily come off and are able to be worn in water because they will get wet.

What to bring Please bring along a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, insect repellent, water bottle, towel and change of clothes (to be left in your vehicle) for after the trip.  If there is a possibility of rain, please bring your wet weather gear or we have disposable raincoats available for purchase.

Abseiling

What to wear Appropriate sun smart clothing such as long pants and a long sleeved shirt are always best but shorts and t shirts are also acceptable.  Please ensure you wear sturdy enclosed footwear i.e. runners, boots or you can hire boots from us on the day.  No thongs or sandals please.

What to bring It is a good idea to bring a water bottle, snacks, sunglasses, sunscreen, insect repellent, a hair tie if you have long hair and dont forget your camera. If there is a possibility of rain, please bring your wet weather gear or we have disposable raincoats available for purchase. It is a good idea to bring a change of clothes just in case.

Yes, pre-booking is required. Bookings should be made at least 48 hours prior to avoid disappointment. Riding lessons must be booked at least a week in advance.

We offer a number of different payment methods. Online payments are preferred and we accept EFTPOS.
Please be advised that AMEX is subject to a 1.7% surcharge. Mastercard and Visa are subject to a 1% surcharge.
Company cheques will only be accepted on prior arrangement with management.

Most groups generally contain riders of mixed ability. Whilst we offer our customers the choice of free range or guided riding, all riders start out with a guide. Very experienced riders are welcome to leave the ride with permission from the guide, ride ahead of the guide at any time or they can stay with the guide for the full duration of the ride. For your safety, Glenworth Valley recommends that unless you have ridden more than 50 times, you should stay with the guide for the full duration of your ride.

For safety reasons backpacks and the like are not permitted to be worn whilst horse riding. We have free lockers available to store your valuables.

Our tours generally operate in all weather conditions. We will only cancel a tour if the conditions are such that they would endanger both horse and rider i.e torrential rain. If you are worried about the weather on the day of your activity, please click here to check the weather conditions at Glenworth Valley.  Quite often it can rain in Sydney or Gosford, yet not rain at all at Glenworth Valley.

Yes, a fee of $50 per horse per day applies. This gives you access to all the valley trails and facilities for the day. You are also welcome to camp with your horse. Standard camping fees apply, and you will need to provide your own portable fencing for your horse.

Glenworth Valley will be closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Our adventure guides (excluding horse riding) will endeavor to take photos throughout your activity.  Following your activity (48 – 72 hours) you will receive a link to our photo share site via an online customer survey.  Once the survey has been completed, photos may be viewed by activity, date and time session.

Click here for information on how to get to Glenworth Valley.

Glenworth Valley has a kiosk operating on weekends and during peak periods such as school holidays selling a variety of foods including pies, sausage rolls, burgers, sandwiches, cakes and coffee. If you would like to bring your own picnic or BBQ supplies there are picnic facilities and wood fired BBQs located along the creek. There are also vending machines with drinks and snacks.

We love dogs too, but for the safety of the horses, they are NOT permitted at Glenworth Valley.

Yes, you are welcome to bring your own kayak to Glenworth Valley. If you are camping with us or doing an activity with us there is no charge to do this. If you are not camping or doing an activity with us the fee to bring your own kayak is $50.

We offer the convenience of parking your car at the camping site, so you can park your car right next to your tent.

Day Visitor Pass

Glenworth Valley welcomes all to visit the beauty of the Valley.

Day Visitors must either book prior to their arrival or book for their day visitor pass at the main reception. The main reception will advise where you may set up for the day.

Day Visitor pass is $10.00 per person (those under 7 years are free) or the equivalent spent on activities e.g. 20 pax = $200.00 to be spent on activities.

You are welcome to bring your own BBQ or make your own. We do however ask that at the conclusion of your stay that you extinguish your fires.

For the tranquility of other experiencing Glenworth Valley, please be mindful and respect those around you.

Though we love animals, for the safety of our horses and customers we unfortunately DO NOT permitted dog(s) or other domestication animals onto the property.

While it might feel good at the time, feeding wildlife can have real and harmful knock-on effect. Experience camping in our pristine environment in its natural state, get out there and spot some native animals, however we kindly ask that you keep your snacks to yourself and not feed the wildlife.

The maximum speed limit around Glenworth Valley is 40kmph. Around the Valley Event Centre, Quad Bike yard, Horse Yards the speed limit is 20kmph. NSW road rules apply on all private roads in Glenworth Valley

Please place all rubbish in the bins provided. We expect visitors to leave the campsite clean and ready for others to use. If the area is left untidy you will be charged an additional cleaning fee of $150.00.

Day visitors are required to be offsite by 8.00pm.