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Constellations Of The South
Constellations Of The South

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Uralla is located on the New England Highway, 22Km south of Armidale.

The town is a centre of agricultural industry, tourism and light industry.

Daily rail services to and from Sydney service the township as well as a selection of coach services providing links to Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.

Uralla, in the Winter, recieves cold tempratures, with some years delivering a blanket of white snow across hill and vale.

In the Spring time, lambs frollicking is a common sight among the local farm land. The flowers are beautiful, and there is a crisp smell of countryside in the air.

The summer brings warm tempeatures that many find relaxing. A dip in the pool, or a swim in a creek is often relaxing.

The Autumn colours look wonderful, and bring Uralla back to the time it was a small, dirt road town. Uralla is a four seasons town.

You might also like to take a look at the great views on Tourist Drive 19 that runs from Uralla to Armidale, which takes you past the Gostwyck Church, through to the Dangarsleigh district before reaching Armidale. Allow a couple of hours for this drive if your not planning on stopping to see The Dangarsleigh Falls Gorge. To include the falls you should make it a planned day trip.

For Information about Uralla

Thunderbolt's Grave
Thunderbolt's Grave
  Thunderbolt, the bushranger, that roamed the Uralla area during his time, is buried in Uralla, and along with a trip to McCrossin's Mill, can put you in the picture of just what people had to live through, when there is a bushranger on the loose! Visit the Thunderbolt gallery for more pictures

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Why not try your luck at a little fossicking, it might pay off! The Uralla Fossicking Area is an ideal place to try, as well as have a picnic, a swim and try some rock hopping!

Alternatively, relive the history of Uralla, by visiting McCrossin's Mill, on Salisbury Street. This unique museum has displays about all areas of Uralla's History.

Like walking, there are various scenic walks around the Uralla Area.

Visit Gostwyck! See the magnificent church that makes such an appropriate backdrop for weddings.

Want to climb a mountain! Try your skill at Mount Yarrowyck! See the Aboriginal Paintings at the top, and then have a picnic!

The Uralla Markets are on once  a month! Snap up a bargain, whether it be from home-made Jams and Crafts to Plants and Books!

Dangar's Falls are a lovely spectacle, only a short drive from the CBD. Bird Watching, Arts and Crafts, Autumnal Colours, Mining and Waterworks are also common attraction around the Uralla area.

Contact the Uralla Tourist Information Centre on (02) 6778 4496


Uralla from the Lookout
View of Uralla from the lookout

McCrossin's Mill - Uralla Museum
McCrossin's Mill - Uralla Museum Main Street, Uralla - View looking south
Main St of Uralla

List of Attractions

McCrossin's Mill Museum PH: (02) 6778- 3022

A three story flourmill built in 1870, featuring fascinating local history, Thunderbolt memorabilia and the gold rush period
* The legend of Thunderbolt, the Bushranger
* Death of Thunderbolt Paintings
* Rocky River gold fields
* The Chinese Joss House
* Delightful gardens

The New England Brass & Iron Lace Foundry

PH:(02) 6778- 5065 It's the only Brass & Iron Lace foundry still Working in Australia. A 19th Century foundry, Operating since 1872.
*BRASS *Iron Lace *Cedar Pattern
*Blacksmith - Wrought iron
*Unique history, Conducted Guided Group Tours.

Dangar's Lagoon

Dangar's Lagoon has a huge variety of water birds. It's a popular place to visit early in the morning or late in the afternoon. The wetlands around Uralla are teeming with bird life from Parrots, to Wrens. Australia birds fascinate overseas and local Tourists alike. Observation facilities are available at the site.

Harlow Park Horse Riding;

*Trail Rides
*Riding Lessons
*Pack Horse Treks
*Riding Holiday
Gostwyck Road. Uralla PH (02) 6778- 4631

Hassett's Military Museum

The museum has the most remarkable Collection of military memorabilia, including Weapons, Uniforms and medals from WW1 to present day. PRICE


Try fossicking for gold and other small gems in the public fossicking area, other spots may be found in the mountain streams in the area. Basic equipment can be hired from the Uralla Visitors Information Centre.

Wilderness Rides

New England Blue Mountain Gorge Horseback Adventures with Max Brennan, who has lived all his years on this property. Phone (02) 6778 2172

Dangar's falls

Dangar's falls, 30Km East of Uralla, is the starting point for several great walks. Walking tracks to Salisbury Waters, Mihi creek, and Sarum hill lookout.

Rocky River

A quite backwater of Uralla township but in the roaring Gold Rush Days of the 1850 / 60's a wild outback town for it's time, with, for a short while, a population of 5000.

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