By Annette Shailer

The Queensland city of Maryborough set a new Guinness World Record for the largest-ever pub crawl for the fourth time on Sunday.

The southeastern city won the title with 3156 official participants ‘crawling’ between a minimum of 10 pubs and drinking at least one beverage in seven hours.

Maryborough won back its title on Sunday after losing to London in 2006 despite having a population of 26,000 compared to London’s eight million.

Maryborough Councillor and the Pub Crawl chairwoman, Anne Nioa, said the town was thrilled with the day, which raises money for charities and promotes the town, and its love of quirky festivals and characters.

“The atmosphere was absolutely fantastic… people were just out to have fun. The weird and wonderful costumes also help contribute to the amazing party atmosphere,” Nioa said, adding that particpants who dressed up “Dressing up had the chance to win $1500 in prizes.

About two-thirds of participants were Maryborough residents, while the remainder comprised Australian and international tourists. 


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