King of the Ranges Stockman’s Challenge and Bush Festival

Sporting Events

23 Sep 2022 to 25 Sep 2022 Annual Event

King of the Ranges Stockman’s Challenge showcases the traditional skills of Australian Stockmen and women through an exciting and intense competition over four days. Competitors accumulate points for cattle work, pack-horse work, bareback riding, target whipcracking, horseshoeing, and cross country jumping. Then 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.

Throughout the King of the Ranges Event, the Bush Festival program features a host of traditional and entertaining activities including fun competitions, displays of horsemanship, demonstrations of bushcraft, live music, great food and good old fashioned country hospitality. The King of the Ranges Stockman’s Challenge and Bush Festival offers something for all the family. Enjoy this celebration of Australian bush skills, tradition and heritage in beautiful Murrurundi the “Crown of the Hunter” at the foot of the Liverpool Ranges where the New England Highway leaves the Hunter Valley to cross the Great Dividing Range.


Bar Cafe Carpark Family Friendly Kiosk Pet Friendly Public Toilet Shop / Gift Shop

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Friday, Saturday & 2Day passes with discounts for prepaid tickets

Event Dates

Annual Event

23 Sep 2022 to 25 Sep 2022

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Queen Room

Valley View Motel Murrurundi

Murrurundi, Upper Hunter Shire

Park Entry

Murrurundi Caravan Park

Murrurundi, Upper Hunter Shire

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