Dubbo Regional Council is pleased to announce a partnership with Red Bull Australia and Arboriculture Australia to bring the Red Bull Branched Out tree climbing championships to Wellington in 2018.
Branched Out is the richest tree climbing competition in the world, challenging up to 100 of the best tree climbers in the business in timed races up and down trees along the river bank in Pioneer Park. Spectators will be awed by the speed of the best in the business as they swing, climb and race through the canopy, with one male and one female crowned the Champions at the end of the 3 day event.
The event was held for the first time in 2017 in Balranald NSW and attracted talented competitors and spectators from all across Australia and internationally. Red Bull Australia and the event organisers are committed to hosting the event in smaller communities and engaging with local community groups.
Mayor of Dubbo Regional Council, Councillor Ben Shields is excited about the opportunities hosting this event provides the Wellington community.
“Dubbo Regional Council is thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with Arboriculture Australia and Red Bull Australia in bringing this event to Wellington. As a Council we are so pleased to host such an exciting and unique event that will bring significant economic benefit to the town estimated at around $300,000 across the 3 days,” said Councillor Ben Shields.
The event’s links to the environment and adventure offers an excellent opportunity to develop and promote the recently launched destination brand for Wellington, which was inspired by the stunning natural features of the Wellington landscape.
“Wellington has wonderful potential to be established as an adventure destination for tourists across the country. The landscape provides the ideal setting for nature driven and extreme sports events like this and Council hopes to target and attract more events of this nature in the future,” said Councillor Shields.
“With Lake Burrendong, the Mount Arthur Reserve, the twin rivers Bell and Macquarie as well as sportsgrounds like Pioneer Park with the perfect trees to host Australia’s richest tree climbing competition, sponsored by the biggest extreme sports brand in the world, it’s just fantastic!” said Councillor Shields.
Save the date for the 20th, 21st and 22nd September, with the Red Bull Branched out competition held in Pioneer Park on the same weekend as the much beloved Springfest in Cameron Park, Wellington will be abuzz with excitement and activity.
The Red Bull Branched Out Championships will include competitions across 2 days, as well as some activities for children and families.
Source: Dubbo Regional Council