Traveling the Stock Routes: What you need to know

We’ve released the rough route for the Azadi Far Ride to the Murray 2024. For those wishing to join us or follow in our footsteps along the stock routes, there are some things you need to know.

The need to know

In QLD, no permit is needed for horseback transport. In NSW, it’s exempt along route-adjacent roads. These exceptions are limited to the extent necessary to undertake the transport activity.

If your intention is to move more than the number of horses needed to meet your travel needs, you will need a permit. If the stock route or stock reserves are intended to be used for the purpose of grazing, droving, or camping, then a permit must be applied for.

Note: Public Liability Insurance is mandatory for stock route permits.

In QLD, each local council manages their stock routes and processing applications. In NSW, there are 11 regional Local Land Services offices responsible for stock routes and reserves within their district. Each regional office or council can provide knowledge on the sections under their care.

Note: Stay informed on Biosecurity regulations.

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Access online maps for QLD and NSW stock routes on the respective government websites.

Travelling Stock Reserves – State Classification Map

Queensland Globe (Activate “Farming” layer)

Charting a Legacy

Our stock routes offer a canvas for a unique form of tourism, inviting you to embrace the beauty of the slow and the profound.

While initial logistics may challenge the conventional traveler, consider it a rite of passage into a world where the journey is as important as the destination.

As you meander through these historic routes, challenges morph into badges of honor, creating a unique narrative that enriches your travel experience. Embrace the allure of slow travel, for your footsteps not only echo through the landscapes but also pave the way for others to follow.

The more we embrace these routes, the easier it becomes for fellow wanderers, fostering a movement towards mindful, immersive, and sustainable tourism. Your journey is not just an exploration; it’s a catalyst for a shared legacy where the art of slow travel becomes a celebrated norm. The adventure begins with you, a pioneer crafting a narrative that inspires others to follow in the dance of wanderlust.

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