No Muster is complete without a nail-biting, dust raising rodeo!
The Kununurra Rodeo is only held twice a year and the Muster Rodeo is the largest in the region. It’s a serious competition with big cash prizes and the chance to watch local cowboys try to ride the longest 8 seconds of their life on the spectacular saddle bronc, bull and bullock rides.
If you have never been to a rodeo, it is truly an amazing experience, full of, as they say, “Big bulls, big cash prizes, and big falls!”. It’s a contest of awesome skill and bravery dating back to the 1800s, attracting competitors from all over the Kimberley and Northern Territory.
It’s also a wonderful glimpse into the lifestyle and characters that live in the Kimberley and many of the attendees are from the region – it’s a great chance to meet and mingle with the locals, who are relaxed, having fun and generally in very good form.
It’s a great day for adults and families – in addition to the bull rides, there are more than 20 events including the spectacular saddle bronc, barrel racing and so much more – there’s even a barrel race and poddy ride for the kids.
Gates open 3:30pm, with the night ending at midnight. The final nail-biting event lands around 9:30pm, and then the band kicks in until the event ends.
Food & Drink
There is a fully licensed bar, live entertainment, and various food vendors – BYO alcohol is prohibited.
Located at the base of Sleeping Buddga, the setting is spectacular at the Kununurra Rodeo Grounds, just 5km out of town.
Courtesy buses pick guests up every 15 minutes from the Hotel Kununurra and every 30 minutes from Lakeside Resort. Departures from the Rodeo Grounds commence at 8:30pm, and run every hour until 12:30am.
Tickets available here