16 May 2013
If you love spending time in the great outdoors, the Coonamble Rodeo and Campdraft is a fantastic way to enjoy a weekend in the sunshine.
This exciting family-friendly event brings the wild west right to the heart of New South Wales. From Saturday June 8 until Monday June 10, Coonamble – which is located on the central western plains of NSW on the edge of the vast Australian Outback – plays host to some of the finest cowboys and cowgirls in Australia.
Visitors to the Coonamble Showground during this exciting three-day event will be treated to the excitement of the Southern Hemisphere’s biggest rodeo and campdraft, including an exhilarating display of wild riding.
All of the traditional rodeo events – including steer wrestling, barrel racing, saddle bronc, calf roping, bareback riding, barrel racing and bull riding – will be featured, as will a range of other family-friendly attractions.
Take your pick from the Bush Poets Breakfast, performances from live bands, the Patchwork and Quilting Exhibition and even a Junior Rodeo, which is held on the holiday Monday (June 10). Whatever you choose, you can rest assured that everyone in your group will have a great time.
If you are making the trip out to Coonamble to check out the rodeo, you won’t want to miss some of the area’s stunning natural attractions.
The town is the perfect base from which to explore a number of stunning scenic destinations, including Warrumbungle National Park, which features plenty of picnic areas, hiking trails and lookouts so you can see the striking rugged landscape – the result of intense volcanic activity that transformed the area thousands of years ago.
You can also check out the opal fields to the north, as well as the picturesque Pilliga State Forest during your stay.