Sit back in comfort to the meditative sounds of hoof beats and the sights and sounds of the beautiful Hanging Rock and Macedon Ranges area.
Now retired I am combining my love of vintage fashion, slow living, picnicking and horses in this unique micro business located between Woodend and Kyneton at historic Carlsrhue (est 1837).
The high elevation of the Macedon Ranges (526m and up) provides glorious views across rolling pasture land, bushland and geological wonders including Hanging Rock, Mount Macedon, Camel's Hump and the Jim Jims.
Scenic country drives are available over the Autumn/ Winter 2021 period.
1 hour ($150),
1.5 hours ($200) or
2 hours ($280).
Prices are for the total wagon hire (not per person). The wagon can take 1 - 4 average sized adults plus 2-3 small children or the equivilant.
Ride in a comfortable padded wagon with all weather canopy. It seats up to 4 average size adults plus 2-4 children depending on their size. All seats are padded and have padded back rests making them very comfortable . The wagon is easy to enter with two low steps and hand rails.
Children will love the experience of having a horse take them for a ride and where they can experience what life was like before the motor car. Afterwards they can thank the horse with a pat and a carrot.
You are welcome to bring food and drink to have along the way.
Horse and carriages are also available for local weddings, photo shoots and promotions.
If you would like to to spend time with and handle a horse, or harness and drive a horse yourself, I can provide this experience too. Please ask for details.
Like to give this experience to someone as a gift?
Gift Certificates are available.
124 Three Chain Road, Carlsrhue (near Chaser's Lane and
3 kilometres from the Calder Highway turnoff at Carlsrhe.)
*'Hedge Farm' is an independent Accommodation, Function Centre & Gallery, separate from Yesteryear Today Carriages
From Melbourne and Bendigo it is a 50-60 minute drive or train ride and 30 minutes from Daylesford.
Transfers from rails stations at Woodend and Kyneton may be able to be arranged
Patrick is a grey gelding and Laura is a black/brown mare. Both horses are Percheron Cross breeds who have worked in Melbourne City for many years and are quiet and experienced with lovely personalities. You may bring an apple or carrot to feed them after your ride.
Wagon seats 1 - 6 passengers
1890s 'canoe front double buggy ' seats 1 - 3 passengers (used in the summer)
BOOKINGS are essential
Times are flexible.
Short notice rides are often a possibility.
Telephone & Text:
0411 468 117
Follow me on Facebook and Instagram
Patrick (left) and Laura (right) live in idyllic surroundings
Picnics to remember Photo by Rodney Dekker
View of Hanging Rock, Macedon Ranges, Australia