Brumby Week

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Week-long wild/feral horse eco-tourist event & conference

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Learn more about Australia, its people, history and animals

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Explore the remote Central Australian region with an incredible group

As seen on the ABC’s 730 report

Brumby Week is a fully-curated week-long program, full of activities and workshops for explorers & adventurers, horse-lovers, vets & academics, and interested individuals alike. 

Quintessential outback experience

From taking a 4×4 brumby safari through the red sand dunes, to listening to bush poetry under the stars around a campfire, Brumby Week aims to create a once-in-a-lifetime outback experience for you.

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Fully organised & curated

During the week you will be looked after by our brilliant Brumby Week Team, who will ensure you have everything you need to enjoy yourself and get yourself from activity to activity, as well as advise you on some incredible things to do in your down-time.

Up close & personal with wild horses

Over the course of a week, watch our master natural horsemen & women break in brumbies we caught from the Western Desert days prior. You will also be part of brumby 4×4 safaris and learn from educational lectures & a documentary premiere!

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Learn about the local people, land, language & lore

You will get to participate in Karrke’s Indigenous Immersion – a full day of learning about Aboriginal bush tucker, hunting & spears, art & painting, traditional medicines, and way of life.

Brumby events

This week centres around finding, watching, interacting and learning more about Australia’s feral horses – brumbies.

  • Brumby ‘breaking in’ / gentling workshops
  • 4×4 safari in the Brumber Runner
  • Brumby observation at the waterhole

Lectures and workshops

You will have the chance to learn more and dig deeper with our guest speakers & experts.

  • The behaviour of brumbies with Professor Chris Pollitt and Dr Brian Hampson
  • History of the early explorers and the horses that became brumbies
  • Learn about the New Zealand Kaimanawa horses from our international guest Dr Wayne Linklater
  • Population control of brumbies and other feral animals with Dr Dave Berman
  • Participate in White Paper discussions
  • And more!

Fun and adventure

Spend some time exploring, adventuring, or simply relaxing with the rest of our week.

  • Bush poetry around the drovers campfire
  • The Kings Creek Station story with Ian Conway
  • Karrke Indigenous immersion featuring dot painting, spears and bush foods
  • Guided exploration of Kings Canyon & Watarrka National Park

See what others say about the experience

Brumby Week has grown year by year and 2019 will be our biggest yet!

ABC 730 Report

ABC National News

You can break in a wild horse in the Australian outback

Learning how to tame 'wild, crazy, untrusting' desert brumbies

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How to book

You can book your Brumby Week registration on this website. To book event accommodation and meals, you can contact Kings Creek Station directly.

Essential details

Brumby Week is held at Kings Creek Station from Sunday the 25th of August to Saturday the 31st of August 2019.

Brumby Week registration includes:

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Access to all events and activities at Brumby Week

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Shuttle transport to and from Alice Springs

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All transport during Brumby Week

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1x collectible Brumby Week mug & welcome pack

Testimonials

Brumby Week taught me about brumby behaviour, their ‘family’ banding structures, their resilience and ecological compatibility. It was fascinating observing them in their natural surrounds and  seeing the magic of wonderful horse whispers educating them.

BUT, it was much more than brumbies…the adventure of  walking stunning Kings Canyon, learning first hand amazing indigenous culture, enjoying Australian poetry around the campfire and finally the wonderful hospitality of Ian and Lyn Conway and their dedicated team at Kings Creek Station.

This is an experience you deserve and will cherish for a lifetime.

Wayne, 2018 Brumby Week Participant

Brumby Week offers a chance to domesticate and rehome some of the feral horses. Visitors are offered the chance to break in or ‘gentle’ brumbies using natural horsemanship and training demonstrations. There are also 4WD tours to see and photograph the wild horses at waterholes and in the wild, as well as lectures and workshops on brumby behaviour, the history of early explorers and population control.”

Lonely Planet, 2018

Join for an unforgettable adventure

We’d love to have you join us at Brumby Week for our biggest year yet!

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