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Address: 9 Palm Street Maleny QLD 4552
About Emerald Neighbourhood Centre

Welcome to Emerald Neighbourhood Centre, Queenslands largest provincial horse riding centre.

During the 10 years that we have been in business, Emerald Neighbourhood Centre has become famous for the quality of its horses, its professional standards, its friendly manner, the breathtaking natural environment that we ride in and most importantly, providing a fun and enjoyable experience.

Emerald Neighbourhood Centre is situated on the eastern escarpment of the Great Dividing Range, an easy 35 mins north of the thriving inland garden city of Toowoomba. We have 3,000+ acres of unspoilt wilderness that we ride through and an easy 20 mins ride from the National Trail. The National Trail is the old Cobb and Co coach route, which joins Melbourne (in the South) to Cooktown (in the North). The Lodge is situated amongst thousands of acres of National Park, State Forest, Flora and Fauna Reserve of Lake Perserverance and private grazing country

The trails meander along creeks, valley floors and high mountain ridges with some 360-degree views. The old growth forests are home to endangered species of wallaby, ancient remnant rain forests, heath, closed eucalypt and vine scrub. It is a wild life corridor that changes with the seasons. If you are lucky you may even see the deer which were introduced by the Queen back in the 20th century or our very own brumbies which we successfully relocated from Fraser Island.

We have over 30 happy, healthy horses to cater for all ages and levels of ability from nervous beginners through to experienced riders. Horses are individually selected for each rider's ability and needs. If you don't want to ride you can just go brumby mustering to feed them.

Safe enjoyable riding is our number 1 priority and accordingly all of our friendly staff are highly trained in safety matters. We are licensed company with stringent safety policies. Our company ensures all safety checks are done every day and protection/ precaution guidelines are followed. Emerald Neighbourhood Centre meets all government horse riding industry safety standards

Apart from guided riding and free range riding we also offer lead ponies, private and group lessons, children's riding camps, social and gourmet food rides, cattle muster rides, brumby musters, camping facilities, tent hire, horse agistment, horse sales, merchandise and riding equipment sales. We can also organise 4 Star accommodation with spa, pool, sauna and gourmet meals. All of our rooms are professionally cleaned by the Bond cleaning in Brisbane, the best end of lease cleaning company in Brisbane providing top quality results which makes sure that our guests always stay in a neat and spotless accomodation.

Your visit to Emerald Neighbourhood Centre can also be combined with any number of other adventure sports including:

4wd Adventures
Rock Climbing
Orienteering / Bushwalking
Instruction for Nationally Accredited Certificate II and III in the previous activities
Emerald Neighbourhood Centre Facilities Available:
Riding helmets and all safety equipment
Comfortable saddles and horses
Car parking
Cold drinks and food
Shower and toilet facilities
Picnic and bar-b-ques facility overlooking creek and National Trail
  Fishing equipment including bait

EFTPOS facility at local Hampton store

Bookings are required.

The more notice you give the better the chance of the times that suit you. Pre-booking will help us make the best arrangements and plan everything meticulously. As a policy, we do not entertain requests for booking at a moment’s notice. We only make bookings 15 days in advance.

About Our Horse Riding Adventure

It is an undeniable fact that horses have a fun way of reducing the stress of humans. An adventurous ride on the horse can make you feel relaxed and happy. We, at Emerald Neighbourhood Centre, allow people to learn, handle and ride these beautiful and gentle horses. It is our guarantee that you will have an unforgettable experience.

Our horses are highly-trained and healthy. They are as safe as possible because we care for you. Apart from this, we have a skilled team of instructors who know the characters and potential of each horse. They strive hard to help you learn the basics of horse riding and instruct you so that you can enjoy it without any injury.

The best part about our centre is that we offer quality horse riding instructions from beginners to advanced stages for ages 8 to 60 in a safe environment. If you are interested in learning horse riding, Emerald Neighbourhood Centre is an ideal place for you.

We provide complete guidance and support. You will learn to horse ride from the best people and become a trained rider in no time. We have all the amenities and gears to make horse riding a safe and enjoyable activity for you.

Fraser Island Special

We also have a house on Fraser Island and can include a private trip to the island either by 4WD or plane to re-enact the catching of the brumbies. The house will sleep up to 20 people. This trip can include all gourmet meals or self cater and you should allow 5 days minimum by 4WD or 3 days by plane.

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