King of the Ranges Stockman's Challenge and Bush Festival
Friday 27 September 2024 to Sunday 29 September 2024
The King of the Ranges Stockman's Challenge and Bush Festival is a widely enjoyed agricultural and community event showcasing the traditional skills of Australian Stockmen and women over an exciting and intense three-day challenge.
Competitors accumulate points for cattle work, pack-horse work, bareback riding, target whip cracking, horseshoeing, and cross-country jumping. Finalists further display their skill and courage in catching and leading a wild horse and riding a buckjumper, to determine who will be the next King of the Ranges.
A unique attraction is the King of the Ranges Bush Festival featuring a host of entertaining and traditional activities including bush cooking, bush poetry, famous folklore, whipcrack school for children, heavy horse races, bushcraft, billy goat cart races, live music, great food and good old fashioned Upper Hunter hospitality.
Bush camping is available on-site.
Enjoy celebrating Australian bush skills, tradition and heritage in beautiful Murrurundi at the foot of the Great Dividing Range where the New England Highway crosses from the Liverpool Plains into the Upper Hunter.
Actively welcomes people with access needs.
Caters for people who use a wheelchair.
Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)
Have a wheelchair accessible toilet / shower and change room
Have an accessible public toilet which is unlocked
Have at least one wheelchair accessible parking space with wheelchair accessible signage clearly displayed (International standards are 3200mm wide x 2500 mm high)
Offer a range of contact methods for receiving complaints
Offer multiple options for booking - web, email, phone