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Saddle up for some of Queensland’s most beautiful journeys by horseback in our parks to enjoy true peace and tranquillity.

Horseriding can be enjoyed across hundreds of kilometres of trails in Queensland’s national parks and forests, ranging from gentle, well-graded trails to rough and challenging terrain.

Where you can ride

Horses are not permitted in all Queensland's parks, but across the state you'll find many opportunities to saddle up and enjoy nature while horseriding.

The South East Queensland Horseriding Trail Network provides a range of outstanding horse riding opportunities on 547km of trails.

One of the state’s most iconic horseriding experiences is the Bicentennial National Trail running from Cooktown down through South East Queensland before connecting with New South Wales and on into Victoria. Divided into route sections, many of which cross Queensland’s national parks, this trail offers great experiences for riders of all ages and abilities:

Find a horseriding trail within 34 of Queensland's most popular parks or find parks and forests with horseriding in other Queensland parks. Giddyup!

Permits and fees

Where horseriding is allowed, you will not generally require a special permit, except for commercial activities and organised group rides and competitive events.

Ride with care

Ensure you horseride with care in our parks to stay safe and leave no trace of your visit.