Country Day Rides

Your Experience

This ride starts and finishes at our farm in Goomboorian and includes lunch at the popular Silky Oak Tea Gardens. Only in rural Australia can you ride your horse to a restaurant where you literally dismount and submerge yourself in the rustic ambience of  a truly authentic Australian dining experience. You will enjoy delicious home cooked meals, cold drinks and friendly service. No one does genuine hospitality better than country people.

Helen and Daryl, Proprietors at Silky Oak Tea Gardens, excel at genuine country hospitality and will take good care of you. You can rest weary muscles and enjoy a wine, beer, tea, coffee or soft drink. Whilst dining you can look out over some of the country that you have ridden or will ride. There is even live music on the Sunday ride.

During these rides, we regularly see many Koalas, platypus, kangaroos, echidnas, etc in their natural habitat. It further includes creek crossings, riding through timbered country, open grasslands and mountain riding.

This ride has proven to be very popular amongst all our guests.  The overwhelming comments from these rides are that people don’t expect such amazing food and such spectacular views.

The difficulty of the ride depends on your previous riding experience and we tailor each ride to the needs of each group. Our team always carry a camera and photograph each ride, these photos are made available to our guests free of charge.

Age and Weight Guidelines

For the safety of our horses and guests we follow the industry standard of a 95kg weight limit and an age limit of 10 years and over.

Duration and Meeting Time

The start time of the Country Day Ride varies according to season but often commences between 8am or 9am and ends around 3pm.  We set off from Goomboorian, which is situated between Gympie and Rainbow Beach and is a 1/2 hour drive from Rainbow Beach and 25 minute drive from Gympie. Brisbane to Gympie is approx. 2 hours. Please arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled start time for our safety demonstration, fitting of helmets and completing necessary paperwork.

What to Bring

Rainbow Beach Horse Rides have water bottle holders on each of their saddles.  Feel free to take along a small water bottle if you wish.  A 600ml bottle fits easily. Photos are also taken throughout the ride and we can load them directly onto your own USB or we have USB’s available for sale if you don’t have your own.

What to Wear

Jeans or long pants and a light weight shirt, with enclosed shoes or boots are recommended for your comfort and safety.


$250 per person.


Call us on 0412 174 337 or you can book online. You can read reviews on Google Places, Facebook and Trip Advisor. Please note last minute changes and cancellations may occur due to weather and tide conditions.


PHONE: 0412 174 337

MONDAY - SUNDAY: 8:00AM - 6:00PM


ABN: 53 690 207 630


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