WELCOME TO URALLA
With a heritage streetscape, unique shops, galleries and museums, Uralla has become a favoured
destination for visitors who appreciate its rare blend of past and present. The area is surrounded by
a raft of natural wonders - within a one hour drive are the World Heritage listed New England, Oxley Wild Rivers, Cathedral Rock and Guy Fawkes River National Parks.
New England High Country enjoys four distinct seasons with pleasant daytime temperatures throughout the year ranging from 20 to 31 degrees in the summer months and 0 to 15 degrees in the cooler months.
Uralla Population 2 400 • Shire Population 6 000 • Altitude 1 000 metres
Heritage & History
Heritage Walk - Uralla is a town with a rich and varied history and there is no better way to appreciate that history than via the Uralla Heritage Walk. Call into the Visitor Information Centre to collect a copy of the
Uralla Soundtrail - Brings alive a heady mix of sounds and stories that span many generations, many
people, and many lives. Download the app onto your smart phone or iPad, see yourself on a GPS map and walk freely in and out of sound fields; a rich weave of memories, voices, myths and archival footage.
Gostwyck Chapel & Deeargee Woolshed - Visitors to the creeper-clad Gostwyck Chapel could be forgiven
for thinking that they had suddenly been transported to rural England. Just past this, though, the unique circular Deeargee Woolshed is a reminder that this is truly the Australian countryside.
McCrossin’s Mill Museum - This imposing three-storey flour mill houses exhibits of national significance, including a Chinese Joss House and other artefacts from the Rocky River goldfields. Contact 6778 3022.
Uralla Foundry Museum - Established in 1872, it was until recently the oldest working foundry in Australia. Currently open by appointment only. Contact the Visitor Information Centre to arrange access.
Thunderbolt’s Grave - Found in Uralla’s Pioneer Cemetery, this much-visited site is shrouded in controversy as debate continues over who is actually buried in the grave... or whether anyone is buried there at all!
Thunderbolt’s Rock - Thunderbolt’s Rock is a time-worn cluster of granite boulders used by Captain Thunderbolt as a vantage point for monitoring the approach of unwary mail coaches.
Thunderbolt Statue - Found casting its steely gaze over Uralla’s main street this life size statue was unveiled with much pomp and ceremony in 1988.
Constable Walker Memorial Plaque - Located near Thunderbolt’s Statue, this memorial commemorates the bravery of Constable Alexander Walker.
Recreational and Outdoor Activities
Golf - The Uralla Golf Club features 18 holes of grass greens on a gently undulating course.
Visitors welcome. Contact 6778 4059.
Bowls - The Uralla Bowlo features two grass greens. Bowls available. Visitors welcome. Contact 6778 4192.
Swimming - The Uralla Swimming Pool is located in Wood Street, open from October to April.
Contact 6778 4413.
Skating - The Uralla Skate Park is located in Hill Street, adjacent to the Uralla Railway Station.
4WDing - 4WD adventures await at Apsley River and Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, Apsley Gorge,
Budds Mare and Styx River State forest.
Scenic Drives - Copies of several local scenic drives can be obtained from the Visitor Information Centre.
Fishing - There is plenty of excellent trout and bass fishing within a one-hour drive of Uralla.
Birdwatching - Birdwatchers can take cover in the bird hide at Dangars Lagoon.
Pick up a Bird List at the Visitor Information Centre.
Gold Fossicking - The Wooldridge Fossicking Reserve is located 6km west of Uralla.
Gold pans available for hire from the Visitor Information Centre.
Horse Riding - Harlow Park Horseriding offers rides from 1-2 hours, to two or more day camping treks.
Contact 6778 4631.
Sidecar Tours - Take your next adventure around New England High Country with a unique Ural of Oz
sidecar tour. Contact 6778 7436.
Oxley Wild Rivers National Park - Stretching from Armidale to Walcha, with walking tracks throughout Wollomombi Gorge, Gara Gorge, Dangars Gorge, Apsley Falls, and Tia Falls. Most have camping sites.
New England National Park - Located one hour drive east of Armidale.
World Heritage listed with camping
and cabin accommodation available.
For accommodation enquiries contact 6657 2309.
Cathedral Rock National Park - Located one hour drive east of Armidale. The two hour walk rewards you with 360 degree views from the top of Cathedral Rock. Some rock scrambling is required!
Mount Yarrowyck Nature Reserve & Rock Art Site - Located 25km west of Uralla on Thunderbolts Way.
A 3km return walk through unspoilt bushland to a significant local Aboriginal heritage landmark.
Food and Wine
Eastview Estate - Located 15km south of Uralla. Home to Eastview Estate Wines, Dobson’s Brewery and Dobson’s Distillery. Contact 6778 7473.
Merilba Estate - Located 30km west of Uralla. Home to Merilba Estate Wines and New England Cider Co. Contact 6778 9145.
New England Brewing Co. - New England Brewing Co. handcrafts a range of all malt, preservative free and unfiltered beers. Contact 0433 875 209.
Whyworry Wines - Located 4km west of Uralla, Whyworry Wines is the perfect place to enjoy award-winning cool climate wines. Contact 6778 4147.
Greenhill Orchards - Visit a working family orchard and buy farm fresh fruit direct from the grower.
Contact 6775 3177.
Sunhill Dairy Goats - Meet the goats, taste goat cheeses made on site, or take a tour of the farm and
milking operations. Contact 6778 4505.