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Big River Ranch

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Trail ride

Had an amazing ride, crossing the Murchison River twice and cantered on the Beach. A great way to... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
BarbaraB3568
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Pleasant staff and horses

Came here for a ride and since we had bad weather the owner did everything possible to ensure a... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2018
Melanie A
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1 Ranch Ct, Kalbarri, Kalbarri National Park, Western Australia 6536, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have done a number of trail rides and this one was spectacular for the scenery, the river crossing and the wildlife. Sadly though the guide was a rather rude young man who yelled at and spoke to guests in an unnecessary way. He spoke to...More

Thank Vanlifers
Rex S, Owner at Big River Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and this matter with our guide has been looked into and will be put on notice.

Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Had an amazing ride, crossing the Murchison River twice and cantered on the Beach. A great way to spend the morning and Vic and Jason were great

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Rex S, Owner at Big River Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

Thank you for your review and we are pleased that you had a amazing ride. Our scenery for the beach ride is awesome and what a way our guides have to see that every morning, good office eh!!!

Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Came here for a ride and since we had bad weather the owner did everything possible to ensure a ride for that arvo! It was a very relaxing ride with great horse temperaments and very knowledgeable staff, Jason talked about the area, why a certain...More

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Rex S, Owner at Big River Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

Thank you Melanie for your review it is at times very hard to predict the weather here but glad you got a ride and enjoyed it. Jason is a gem and we are very glad he is with our team.

Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

Absolutely loved the ride on a beautiful horse. Horses so well looked after and healthy. The ride was fun going through water and over to the beach and also saw plenty of kangaroos. Received great tips to help me with my riding as I haven’t...More

Thank Phil A
Rex S, Owner at Big River Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2018

Thank you Gail for your wonderful review and we are so happy to hear your feedback.

Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

Can't wait to go back again on our next trip xxx thank you for the fantastic memories you have Given us!

Thank Stephanie W
Rex S, Owner at Big River Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2018

We thank you for your review Stephanie and you are welcomed back any time. The Big River Ranch aim is to please and we thank you again knowing we did accomplish that.

Reviewed 29 July 2018

We did the afternoon horse ride with our 9 and 10 year old boys. The horses were beautiful and very well cared for . They had 2 guides for the trek , we were all beginners , there were 6 in total . Jason was...More

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Reviewed 19 July 2018

Me and my husband stayed at the ranch on a camper van site. Was well located only a few kilometres from Kalbarri with beautiful surrounding scenery and incredible star viewing at night. The facilities (camp kitchen + bathrooms) were average and could do with updating....More

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Rex S, Owner at Big River Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2018

Thank you for your review and yes we understand about the facilities here which I can say are a work in progress. Out rides are advertised for a 9am start and we ask people to be here by 8.30am so don't know why you were...More

Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

1:54 of walking. Trotting is not allowed because apparently it's bad for the horse's backs. No cantering at all. Don't know why. No stopping at all because that's bad for the horses too. And a very bossy guide. Pretty much everything was forbidden. 2x $125...More

Thank stef72018
Rex S, Owner at Big River Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

So sorry your experience with us was not satisfactory and normally the canter track is done. If you rode with us over the school holidays we did have horses with saddle soreness and we were not letting them canter so I do understand the guide...More

Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

I’d like to start by thanking Rex, Sue, Jason, Sarah and Lu for their friendliness, professionalism and support. They truly make the experience what it is. We went as a family of 6, the youngest being 17 and the eldest 45. We all were signed...More

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Rex S, Owner at Big River Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

Thanks Sarah for your review was great fun having your group with us on the ride. Our aim is to try and please all and make the ride enjoyable with the help of our friendly staff.

Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

The morning trail ride was amazing. We started the trail at the ranch and then continued into the Bush. After we crossed some massive puddles and then crossed the river which was so much fun. After the river we went for a further ride and...More

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Rex S, Owner at Big River Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2018

Thank you for your review and we are happy that you enjoyed the ride. We try to please everyone and make it fun and our guides are real horse lovers we are lucky to have such a good team working for us and this makes...More

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Sorry mate I think this should have gone direct to the ranch. Mind I'm sure they do have a website
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