Murrurundi - Upper Hunter Country

King of the RangesMurrurundi is situated on the New England Highway half an hours drive north of Scone. A picturesque town, with a population of 1 000, it is nestled on the eastern side of the Great Dividing Range. ThePages River flows through Murrurundi and provides pleasant spots for a picnic.

Murrurundi is a show case of country pursuits with dog trials, rodeos and camp draft competitions. “The King of the Ranges” is now held in May each year and brings thousands of people to town.

The Norvill Art Prize, which is the highest art prize for landscape paintings outside metropolitan areas, is held in October every second year and attracts entries from all over Australia.

Murrurundi is a delightful town to walk around – view the historic buildings, visit the Community Technology Centre and Pioneer Cottage. Paradise Park is a wonderful picnic spot! More information is available from the Visitor Information Centre situated on the Highway.

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