King of the Ranges takes out tourism award

Murrurundi’s annual King of the Ranges festival has taken out a major tourism award.

The event, which has just celebrated its 10th year, has been recognised in the NSW/ACT Regional Achievement and Community awards, taking out the special event and tourism category.

Event Secretary, Hillary Turner says it is great recognition of the hard work put into the bush festival each year, which is aimed at keeping alive the traditions of stockriding.

“It now takes place over four days,” she said.

“It’s been based around keeping alive the skills of Australian stockmen and stockwomen.

“So the competition is based around these everyday skills they still use.

“Around the challenge we’ve built this really family-friendly bush festival, attracting people from Sydney and across the state.

“Last year we had over 5,000 people attend.”

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