glenworth valley's

gourmet picnic ride

a wholesome day out

horse riding & picnicking

Join family and friends for a marvelous morning horse riding and picnicking at Glenworth Valley.

With the assistance of friendly guides, lean back and relax to the gentle rhythm of your horse as you discover the joy of riding at Australia’s favourite wilderness destination.

Before pulling up to a freshly prepared picnic lunch and sharing a delicious meal under the shade of swaying gum trees.

You’ll finish the day back at Glenworth Valley’s homestead with an indulgent cheese and wine tasting – where you’ll share new stories from your memorable morning in the saddle.

Catering to all riding abilities, this tour is fun for first time novices through to experienced equestrians.


tour dates

Tour spaces are strictly limited – and usually sell out weeks in advance.

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just 20 minutes from

gosford & hornsby

from beginner to advanced

all riding abilities welcome

Whether you’re a first time, novice or returning rider that is building up skills and confidence.
Or a seasoned rider that is looking for a novel and new experience.
Moving at a relaxed pace, Glenworth Valley’s Gourmet Picnic Ride is open to all abilities.

meet your guide

group leader isabel

There is no better guide for a horse riding experience than Glenworth Valley’s cherished Gourmet Picnic specialist Isabel.

Starting to ride at the ripe young age of 5, Isabel hasn’t left the saddle since – and has been living out her Jillaroo days teaching folk how to ride (and picnic) for the past 8 years.

In need of assistance, or would simply love a country yarn? Just ask Isabel, she’s always ready to help.

gourmet picnic ride

quick summary

Ages: 7 years +

Weight limit: 100kg

Experience: Beginner to advanced riders

Type: Guided tour

Price: From $200pp* *Higher rates apply on public holiday long weekends

Includes: Horse, experienced guide, lunch, wine & cheese tasting

Extras: Helmets are compulsory for all riders. Helmets can be hired for an additional $7.50 fee

Available: Selected Saturday afternoons

Start time: 1pm

Duration: Approx 3.5 hours

information and


Helmets are compulsory for all riders. Helmets can be hired for an additional $7.50 fee.

Have Your Own Certified Helmet in line with current Equestrian Australia Standards and within 5 years of the manufacture date? Present it for inspection on the day of your activity. A non expired certification label must be visible to receive a refund of your helmet hire fee.

We recommend wearing full-length pants. Jodhpurs or jeans are ideal.

Fully enclosed footwear such as riding boots, sneakers or shoes with a flat sole is best. A limited amount of riding boots are available to hire. Sandals, thongs, steel caps or large bulky shoes with a heavy tread are not permitted.

For safety reasons backpacks, handbags etc are not to be worn whilst riding.             

Remember to bring sunscreen, insect repellent and a brimmed hat.

The age limit for the tour is 7 years. 

For safety and animal welfare, there is a maximum weight limit of 100kg

Please be aware that our maximum weight limit may be lower than 100kg and is subject to variation according to what horses are available for riding on the day of your visit.

We are unable to guarantee that a suitable horse will be available on the day of your visit however every effort will be made to provide you with a suitable horse.

In addition to a rider’s weight, we do also take into account a rider’s height to weight ratio, riding experience, general muscle tone and fitness when assessing whether we have a suitable horse available.

Please advise of any special dietary requirements upon booking.

Minimum numbers required for tour to proceed.

Important Information. Please note: All participants, or guardians acting on behalf of minor participants, are required to sign a contract which includes a waiver of liability and important information describing some of the risks of the activity before being permitted to participate in any of our adventure activities.  Please click here to read a copy of the contract. To review terms and conditions of your booking and participation in Glenworth Valley activities, please click Terms & Conditions

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Need to bring your team together with a unique experience they’ll remember forever?

Treat your group to Glenworth Valley’s Gourmet Picnic Ride – and watch them refresh and reconnect as they unwind on a spectacular adventure.

Plus with catering formal or casual as your prefer, a spectacular events centre and luxury accommodation, you’ll wind down into an afternoon or evening in complete comfort.

Get in touch to arrange your dream event today.

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