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Big River Ranch

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1 Ranch Ct, Kalbarri, Kalbarri National Park, Western Australia 6536, Australia
+61 8 9937 1214
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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 1 week ago
Melanie A
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Great ride

Absolutely loved the ride on a beautiful horse. Horses so well looked after and healthy. The ride... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Phil A
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor9%
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“horse riding” (16 reviews)
“morning ride” (8 reviews)
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1 Ranch Ct, Kalbarri, Kalbarri National Park, Western Australia 6536, Australia
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+61 8 9937 1214
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
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Rex S, Owner at Big River Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
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Rex S, Owner at Big River Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
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Rex S, Owner at Big River Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

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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

Thank Sarah H
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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.

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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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Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

If you have NEVER ridden a horse before then his trail rise is very suitable. For someone who has even the slightest of experience riding a horse DO NOT BOOK. It is literally 75 mins of plodding around like a pony ride for children. You...More

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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

We did the sunset ride, Sarah & Jason were our guides and Jason was brilliant especially as I was a little nervous, well worth the visit and they have accomodation and camping site available too.

Thank Wendy Y
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Rex S, Owner at Big River Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2018

Thank you Wendy for the review and the great comment about Sarah and Jason hope you visit again

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Response from LugubriousDuncan | Reviewed this property |
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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