Tours

We offer many tours to help you add extra “wow factor” to your events through our majestic horses and beautiful carriages.  Scroll all the way down this page to be surprised by the different ways a horse and carriage can create a special occasion for you, or use the boxes below to jump in for more details about our most popular tours.

Weddings

This is your day of days. Mark it and make it special with a horse and carriage, or "horses" and carriage. This can make a memorable day even more memorable, especially given how photogenic our beautiful horses are. Click through to read more about Horse Drawn Carriages for Weddings.

Wine Tour or Long Lunch

Langhorne Creek is one of South Australia's best kept secrets for cellar door tours. With a number of award-winning wineries within comfortable distance from each other on quiet country roads, our wine tour or Long Lunch create memories worth cellaring and trotting out at dinner parties! Read more about Horse Drawn Wine Tours.

Funerals

A life well lived is worthy of a memorable send off, via Carriage Of Occasion. Working with your funeral director to seamlessly blend into your service, our horses will lend a special air of significance to the funeral service. Read more about Horse Drawn Carriages for Funerals.

Our no frills rides offer you not only the chance to enjoy a carriage ride through the beautiful countryside, you can also get up close and personal with our horses, brushing them, helping to harness up, and just enjoying hugging and feeding the rest of the herd.

Totally flexible with days and times, the experience goes for just over an hour and a half, and is only $75pp (maximum group of 4).

If you go into the woods today your sure to get a surprise. If you go into the woods today, you’d better go in disguise.

On our Horse Drawn Bear Hunt we will go around, over and through Strathalbyn in a horse drawn carriage, hunting for bears and marking them off of our checklist.

Offered on selected days in the SA school holidays, and some weekends or student free days, this experience goes for 45 minutes, and is only $250 for up to 7 people.

Join us for a relaxed, informative and pleasurable carriage ride around the beautiful township of Strathalbyn.

We will meet you at the Strathalbyn Tourist information centre, where you will get to meet and feed the horses, then climb aboard one of our carriages for a trip back in time. As we enjoy the ambience of Horse Drawn carriage travel your knowledgeable driver will provide humorous and interesting commentary about the history of the town and the horse and his personality.

$350 for a single horse, and up to 4 people

$500 for a pair of horses and up to 7 people

The second and fourth Tuesday each month is ‘Seniors Special’ day. Using one of our easier access carriages, you can spoil your parents, grandparents, uncles and aunties.

Reminisce on days gone by and marvel at the history of the area, while we travel back in time around the beautiful township of Strathalbyn.

A tour lasts for approximately 45 minutes and is $250 for up to 4 adults.

Dashing through the snow in a one horse open sleigh… OK, so we don’t have any snow, and the sleigh bit- well this is pretty close. What better way to get into the Christmas spirit, than by touring the Christmas lights of Strathalbyn. Lasting approximately 45 minutes we do a loop, viewing some of Strathalbyn’s beautiful Christmas light displays, with the joyful jingle of Christmas carols playing in the back ground. Delightful for young or old, even the Christmas grinch will enjoy this! 

$250 for up to 4 people

$400 for up to 7 people

We are available for hire for other special occasions and functions in Metro and regional SA. This can be for carriage rides, parades, or even if you require a horse for a photo shoot or similar. Please contact us with details of your event to discuss, so we can appropriately quote.

Looking for a gift that you can enjoy yourself too? We can supply a gift voucher for any of our services.

Frequently Asked Questions

We are based in Strathalbyn and are happy to travel to Wedding & Events. Our horses travel in a float or truck and the carriage travels in a trailer. We operate anywhere in South Australia, however a travel fee will apply in some circumstances.

We can travel up to 5kms. We usually do this at a walk, to avoid you having a sweaty horse for your wedding photos. We travel on public roads, but do not go on freeways or highways. We try to only travel on roads with speed limits under 80km/hr for the safety of the horses and passengers. We are also particular about hills or terrain, so we always assess potential routes before accepting any booking.

Each of our carriages fit a different number of people. Please check out our carriages page to find the one that best suits your needs and personal preference. Our horses also have different capabilities, and we have set passenger weight limits to suit the individual horse. We are happy to discuss your individual requirements.

Some venues or public spaces do require approval to have a horse drawn carriage or a horse on the premises.  Talk to the event coordinator at your venue and advise your wishes to have a horse drawn carriage or horse. We are happy to converse with the venue if required. Public spaces such as parks may also require a permit from the respective city department. We are happy to provide our certificate of currency insurance papers to the venue as required.

Some of our carriages have weatherproof covers that can be installed if rain is forecast. We have umbrellas and do our best to keep you dry.

In the case of a severe weather warning being issued for storms/heavy rain for the day we will be in contact to work out alternative arrangements. 

We can not attend if the forecast is for 37 degrees or over, due to horse welfare. A full refund will be made in this circumstance.

Cancellations by the customer will not receive a refunded deposit or full payment if it has been made, unless the date is then booked by another customer.