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  Phone Sonja: 0409 291 494            237 Illowa Rd, Illowa, Vic, 3282             enquiries@highviewhorsecomplex.com.au

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Non Horsey Attractions

For the long suffering partner, children, friends or whoever else you decide to bring along who is not of the horse mad persuasion there’s still plenty to do at High View and plenty to keep them occupied nearby whilst you indulge your passion.

Our walking tracks around the property and the Rail Trail at the bottom of the driveway are perfect for an evening stroll. We have a small play area with swings, slide and trampoline out behind the arena (kids must be supervised at all times and play at own risk).

If you bring your bikes along, the Rail Trail at the end of the driveway provides miles of trails to explore heading either into Warrnambool or west to Koroit and Port Fairy. To the east the trail takes riders or walkers down through Kelly’s swamp which is simply teeming with wildlife for any nature enthusiasts and bird watchers.

For young and old animal lovers we welcome interaction with our pets (cats, dogs, rabbits) and can introduce you to our horses at feed time in a safe and supervised interaction.

Stargazers may be lucky enough to find my husband Steve out with his telescope on a clear night where he’ll be happy to let you take a look and explain some of the things we can see from our part of the world.


The local area is full of amazing things to see and do with the following list just a taster of the attractions close at hand:

  • Whale watching at Logan’s Beach and other beaches around Warrnambool and Port Fairy (roughly late May - early October)
  • Visit the Tower Hill Reserve and encounter wallabies, emu, koalas and maybe a blue tongue lizard within this immense dormant volcano only 5 minutes drive from High View.
  • Visit Flagstaff Hill Maritime museum and stroll the streets of yesteryear whilst learning the history of this part of Australia’s coastline
  • Take the kids down to Lake Pertobe recreational area for pedal and motor boating and an incredible free set of playgrounds and BBQ areas.
  • Visit Warrnambool’s botanical gardens, a beautiful open parkland with many interesting species of plants. Find a beautiful spot for a picnic beneath the ancient fig trees. Don’t forget to take extras for the ducks!
  • Stroll the beautiful promenade of the Port Fairy Wharf admiring the yachts and fishing boats or strol through the mutton bird colony to the lighthouse.
  • Visit our neighbours at Rundells Mahogony Trail Riding for a guided ride on the beach with safe horses suited to even complete novice riders.
  • Sample one of the many popular restaurants and coffee shops in Warrnambool or Port Fairy
  • Relax on one of the many beautiful and often secluded beaches the area has to offer - we are happy to point you in the right direction and most beaches are also dog friendly.
  • Take kids to the ‘BIG Slide’ at Yambuck for a fun day out where everyone will come home tired and happy.
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