Our unique Malusky Husky Sled Dog Rides are perfect for anybody who is seeking an adventure like no other. Let our musher and our beautiful dogs take you on a journey through bushland in the Hunter Valley. Get ready for a ride with a difference.
Under the control of the musher, you will see the Hunter Valley forest from a completely different perspective. On your arrival at our venue we will explain the sequence of events and any additional safety briefing before proceeding to the kennels to meet the ever excitable huskies.
You will be able to observe the dogs being harnessed, (and can even harness a dog yourself if you wish), and also the preparation of the dog sled cart. Your team will consist of 6 to 8 dogs to ensure you feel the action packed sport of dog sledding. After all the dog team is harnessed, it is time to fit your helmet and get you seated in the cart in anticipation of this unique experience. This is also the perfect opportunity for a few photos.
The musher will stand on the back of the cart and it is all systems go and your excited team of huskies will take off, eager to give you the dog sled ride of a lifetime. Ride times may vary depending on the dogs, weather conditions on the day, and which trail is used.
After your thrilling ride, you will arrive back at the dog yard, where the dogs harnesses are removed and a drink and treat is given to the team. At this point you will have the opportunity to discuss the high points of your ride and ask any questions you might have about the ride.
Before heading home you will be able to enjoy a relaxing warm drink and snack and will also be able to discuss the experience and the sport with the mushers and dog handlers.
NOTE: The 2013 - 2014 season rates are valid from the 1st April 2013 - 31st March 2014. The 2014 - 2015 season rates commence on the 1st April 2014.
Belford, Hunter Valley about two hours north of Sydney.
New South Wales
You will be with us for about two to three hours. Weekend rides are available at 7.00 am and 3.30 pm. Weekday rides are available by special arrangement only at 4.00 pm. We only operate from May through to October. We run in the coolest temperatures available early morning or early evening.
MINIMUM / MAXIMUM NUMBERS
The price quoted is for one person. We recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment.
Our minimum age is 10 years. Maximum weight for cart design is 100 kilograms.
DRESSCODE / WHAT TO BRING
You are required to wear fully closed in shoes and warm clothing that may get a little dusty and / or muddy. A helmet will be provided unless you wish to bring your own.
Rides may be cancelled or curtailed in extreme weather conditions to ensure the teams safety and the safety of the participant. Any cancelled rides will be rescheduled for a later date.
PACKAGE OPTIONS (please select your preferred option)
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EXPERIENCE QUICK LINKS
"Hi we had a fantastic time. The employees, food, cruise we had the best experience we have had in a long time would recommend to anyone and we hope do go again.
The whole deal was awesome thanks to all involved Janine." Janine (New South Wales, Australia.)
"This is a really well organised tour. An absolute great time was had by all 21 of us on this tour. I was travelling on my own and really enjoyed sharing this experience with other people. "Wombat" our guide did a fantastic job of cooking, giving info and driving, an absolute star !!
Especially enjoyed Cradle Mountain, Port Arthur and Wineglass bay. If your looking for a compact 6 day tour to explore Tasmania then this is it." Mick (Gold Coast, Australia.)
"I wanted to send you a note to say THANKYOU for all the care taken with our booking.
We had an absolutely incredible evening and our faces were sore from smiling and laughing afterwards!
We will be sure to contact you again when we're planning our next adventure!
Thanks a million and all the best xo" Merly (Australia)
"It was perfect. Really impressed with the whole experience from dealing with you (Australian Explorer) to the driver. Will definitely use this service again. Thanks." Jacqui (Australia)
"Australian Explorer were courteous, very helpful and pleasant to deal with and best of all, we booked our tour over the phone!!! I’m absolutely delighted that we’ve got it booked and all the confirmation emails and the necessary voucher have been processed and sent directly to my inbox – brilliant service!" Kate (Australia)