The Ord Valley Muster in Kununurra is Western Australia's biggest outback celebration. Over 10 days, it showcases the extraordinary diversity, talent and culture of the Kimberley communities and the awe-inspiring natural beauty of one of the last true wilderness areas on Earth.
As Frank Rodriguez, co-founder of the event, and the people of Kununurra prepared to host the 14th annual Ord Valley Muster, Tourism Western Australia caught up with some of the local characters that make this celebration a must-see.
Meet Spike, founder of The Hoochery -- the longest operating legal distillery in Western Australia. The Hoochery was the venue for the first ever Muster, and today hosts the ever-more popular Ord Valley Muster Comedy Show.
Meet Stockman Mitch Bradford, one of the riders competing in the Kununurra Bushman's Rodeo; Andrea Bolten of the Community Choir, who performed in Music Under the Stars; the extraordinary Waringarri Corriboree; and Matt Bamkin of 42 Decibel, one of the many great music acts creating the event crescendo, known as the Kimberley Moon Experience.