Mornington Peninsula Horse Riding Bush Ride - 1 Hour

Help code: 2432-10A4
Tour Duration: 1:00 hour

Reasons they will it

  • Great activity for families
  • Ride along a sandy bush track
  • Ideal for beginners
  • 50-55 minute duration
  • No experience necessary
  • Guides will show you the basics

Families with younger children will get the most out of this slow, peaceful horse riding experience at the beautiful Mornington Peninsula located outside Melbourne. Kids (minimum age of 6 years) and adults alike will be shown by the qualified guides the basics of how to mount, handle and ride these gentle animals. This mostly walking-speed ride is the ideal gift choice for first-time riders who want to experience the wonderful sensation of being mounted on horseback!

The ride follows a well thought out route for one hour that sees riders travel along a sandy bush track. For guests safety, it is asked that they wear long pants and enclosed shoes (soft canvas shoes are not advised). As well as this, loose or flowing clothing is not permitted as it can scare the horses. Tours depart at 11am on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday, and 8.30am & 2.30pm on Saturday, School Holidays and Public Holidays. Purchase a gift voucher here today and gift this awesome experience to someone you love.

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Important stuff


  • 1 hour horse ride
  • No experience necessary


  • The Truemans Ride is a shorter ride and ideal for young families (min age 6 years)
  • The ride takes you along a sandy bush track and is mostly a walking ride but may include some quite short distances of slow trotting.
  • Our guides will show you the basics of how to ride a horse
  • As we ride to the level of the least experienced rider you may prefer to book a private ride where your group can choose whether or not to trot the horses.


  • Tours depart at 11am on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday, and 8.30am & 2.30pm on Saturday, School Holidays and Public Holidays
  • Tours depart from 150 Sandy Rd, Fingal, VIC, approximately a 1-hour drive from the Melbourne CBD. You must arrive 30 minutes prior to your ride departure time
  • If you are late and the ride has already departed, there are no refunds available
  • Closed Christmas Day


Approximately 50 - 55 Minutes.

What To Bring

  • For your own safety and comfort, we require you to wear long pants and enclosed shoes.
  • Jeans and runners are quite acceptable. Soft canvas shoes are not advisable.
  • Loose or flowing clothing such as scarves can scare other horses and are not permitted on the ride.
  • You can bring a small camera with you and there will be an opportunity to take photos on the ride. We have small 'bum bags' to carry your camera. Larger cameras may not be taken.

Additional Information

  • Unfortunately customers over 100kgs cannot ride. Many of our 70 horses are not able to carry big weights for too long and weight restrictions may apply for riders between 90 and 100kgs. Restrictions vary according to a customer's height and riding experience. Please contact our staff if you have any questions regarding weight restrictions.
  • The ride will still go out in the rain, so if it is forecast to rain bring a waterproof jacket. We do not cancel a ride because of rain as some of the best scenery is seen on overcast days. In the rare case where we do cancel a ride due to electrical storms, we will notify you and arrange to reschedule your ride.
  • All of our staff have experience working with horses, have first aid qualifications and undergo regular in-house training.
  • We do not allow any of our horses to gallop. If you are confident and competent, there are opportunities to canter.
  • Must be a minimum of 6 years of age.
  • Must have a minimum of 2 passengers otherwise the trip can be postponed.
  • NO opportunities to trot, canter or gallop on this ride. It is a walking pace only ride

Voucher Information

  • A gift voucher will be received by email after purchase.
  • Give your gift voucher to your Gift Recipient, they will then need to follow the instructions listed to redeem their experience.
  • Upon redemption, a confirmation email/ticket will be sent to the gift recipient.
  • Gift vouchers are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.

Why people loved this gift

6 reviews
Michael Tencic 2 years ago

Excellent experience for all of us aged from 6 to 39. Everyone that worked there was so good and relaxed and made you stress free and for more enjoyment. We've been talking about a horse ride for too long and just went and did it and will do it again but definitely the longer trip next time seeing as all loved it.

Donna Anderson 2 years ago

We had a great afternoon at Gunnamatta Trail Rides. I took three 8-9 year-olds on the Trumans Bush Ride and they were very excited to be able to ride their own horses without being led by someone for the first time. They felt very grown up that they were riding horses not ponies and I was happy to see that they were not huge horses for these little girls. Our guides were wonderful and whilst the ride itself is by the side of a road and not quite the "bush" experience, it was a lovely gentle ride complete with toys to spot in the trees to keep the girls engaged. Our guides were friendly but very professional as was the whole operation. The horses looked well-cared for and the place is very clean and tidy. Would definitely go back again.

Chieh-Hsuan 4 years ago

It was a great experience for my first Horse ride, and coaches is very passion and professional ,teaches us how to get along with horses by simple way, also offers many proposals for tourists. The environment is very clean, take great care of the horse, highly recommend it to everyone, I would like to attend the next beach trip!

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