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Noonamah Tavern Rodeo

If you’ve never been to a rodeo, guess what? Darwin has one of the country’s top 10 right here in your backyard. Tick off this seriously Territory flavored night at the Noonamah Tavern Rodeo. 

The star attraction for the evening is without a doubt featured bull Guns N Roses. After many years this legendary bush bull still holds his 100 per cent buck off rate – meaning no one has ever managed to ride him for more than eight seconds. Proud owner Dallas Wischefski says he’s 800 kilos of pure character. 

“He’s black and white and he’s got one horn up and one horn down. He’s just really fast, he does what he has to do to get the riders off,” Wischefski said.

And if bull riding only partially tickles your fancy there’s plenty more action besides, with saddle broncs, barrel racing, a freestyle motocross burnout competition and live music with Aria-nominated country singer Adam Harvey and band Northern Lights. There’s even a mechanical bull for those who want a tiny taste of the real thing. 

Winshefski says there’s plenty of rodeo fans that reckon this is one of the best outdoor shows in the country. Go once, and you may get addicted. 

“I think it’s a combination of the bulls, the bikes and the bands, and the super charged professional cars doing burnouts. It goes off.”  

Giddy up!

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