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“We call the stable home and probably will never leave. But there are other rooms left that we would recommend for you.”

Stoney Creek Farmstay -Trailriding Day Tours
Ranked #1 of 7 Tours in Mackay
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Stoney Creek Farmstay is located in a valley at the base of Mt Bridgeman, here you can get perfect peace and quiet, our guests can't believe how quiet is is here, stay in our secluded cottage that is very unique, go exploring along the creek up Mt Bridgeman were you can swim in crystal clear water at the base of a water falls. Or you might choose to go horse riding along our picturesque trails where you can see right back to the coast. Our well trained horses suit all riders, we take novice riders to experienced, all ages from 5 yrs to 85 yrs. If you prefer we can take you four wheel driving on the same trails as the horses, stop at Pine Tree falls and go for a swim, be careful though you just might not want to leave.
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

So there we were, two backpacker ladies looking for a one night accomodation. And there we are, asking everyday if we can stay for another night.


Because it is amazing. We have a room up the stable. It is cosy, rustic and we love it. There are dogs around who provide us with daily doses of cuddle love. We are actually planning to convince the dogs to come with us, but Debbie and Steve - best hosts ever - will probably won't let them go. Sad thing.

We also did the trail ride. We are both experienced riders and it is important for us that horses are in good condition and have a good life next to their job as trail horses. We can confirm that these horses live the best horse life possible. Brooke, the granddaughter of Debbie, was our guide and did an amazing job.

So all in all, Stoney Creek Farmstay is perfect for those who want to experience nature, great hospitality and love of horses and dogs.

Thank Julie_Rotti
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

I spent 3 days and had a wonderful time. The three horse rides were great fun und the landscape just beautiful. I really enjoyed the company and chats with Steve, Debby, Evie, Brooky and other travelers. And Debbies home cooked meals were a real treat after three weeks of backpacker-cuisine. I´ll keep my stay at stoney creek in best memory.

Thank -0_AnnKer_0-
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

When we decided to go horse riding, the stables of Steve were our first choice. Our whole family had an unforgettable ride in the forest and meadows. The horses were well looked after and properly trained. Steve was not only very competent he also saved our trip in Australia thanks to his prompt action. We lost our new camera somewhere in the forest and he spontaneously went successfully in search for it. Thank you again Steve, your help was extremely appreciated and we enjoyed our stay to the fullest.

Thank Danny V
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Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

I stayed here recently and had a great time. The accommodation was basic but lovely and quite novel.

Will return here again.

Thank Angela H
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Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Me and my partner went here for my birthday and it was great fun! It was both pretty much our first times riding and we were made to feel very comfortable. A guide rode with us for the first trail to ensure we were okay and then we were able to have a go by ourselves for the second one. The people there are very lovely and offer a complimentary morning tea after the first trail of coffee, tea and scones. Overall was a great day!

Thank Imogend93
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redsteve51, Owner at Stoney Creek Farmstay -Trailriding Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

We are so glad that you both enjoyed yourselves. Hope to see you again.

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