Blazing Saddles – ATV
Consultant review by: Andrea S (Submitted, 20th July 2013) – Blazing Saddles – ATV
At 11:00am we made our way to the Blazing Saddles property at Yorkeys Knob. Having previously experienced the ATV adventure at Blazing Saddles’ previous properties in Kuranda and Palm Cove, I thought it was time to go check out their new property.
We were greeted by our guide Sam who was friendly and easy going. Once everybody arrived we got kitted out with our safety gear and given a briefing on the ATVs.
We spent 30 minutes on a circuit with dips, hills, tight corners and jumps. The track was still a little wet from the previous day’s rain and sufficient enough to get a little dirty. The circuit builds up your confidence on the machine, however I thought that the time spent on the circuit was a little too long.
After a 15 minute water break we headed out on the trail which I thought was the highlight. We were lead through an awesome track through cane grass that consisted of steep mounds and tight turns. We zoomed past the billabong which was a nice feature of the property. We then completed the trail with a few more laps on the circuit. I thought the trail ride was way too short and we speculated that this was because the property is much smaller than the previous or perhaps the better trails are dedicated to the horse riding.
After we finished up on the circuit we were invited to purchase the professional photos taken whilst on the circuit, sample some sugar cane and have some lunch. Lunch is a simple affair but perfect to for that Aussie farm experience.
Contact lens wearers beware. You must BYO goggles.