Uralla Travel Guide

  • Off The Beaten Path
    by globetrott
  • Off The Beaten Path
    by globetrott
  • Off The Beaten Path
    by globetrott

Uralla Things to Do

  • The Mill museum

    Inside the old Mill you will find a great museum, that is d^featuring mainly the life and death of Captain Thunderbolt plus other people and early settlers in this part of Australia that was founded in 1855.The Mill Museum is open for visitors:Daily 12 noon – 5.00pmWeekends & Holidays 10.00am – 5.00pm or by appointment.Adults pay $6.00

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  • The monument for Captain Thunderbolt

    In the times of the big gold-rush in New South Wales there had been many robbers and bushrangers, who tried to make their living by robbery and Thunderbolt was one of them. His full name was Frederick Wordsworth Ward. He was born 1835 as the son of a former convict, and he called himself Captain Thunderbolt. He was also well known as "gentleman...

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  • BUSHRANGER - 'THUNDERBOLT' - Uralla

    The bushranger, Fred Ward, alias Captain Thunderbolt, was known as a BUSHRANGER AND A GENTLEMANHe was killed near here in 1870, after being shot and then struck on the head by a policeman’s gun butt. Thunderbolt was regarded by some as a Robin Hood figure, and was also known as the "gentleman bushranger" due to his reported politeness.Lucky for us...

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  • A walk on the mount

    Just out the back of Uralla, above Alma Park on the western side, there's a public pathway that you can take. At certain times of the year, spring in this case, you might find some interesting sights like the weird starfish fungi that's slowly spreading around the town.It is unusual with a lovely red "flower" spread around a yukky looking central...

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  • Scenic drive - Uralla to Armidale -...

    This scenic drive was recommended to us by the info centre. It was a drive which had many interesting stops.Sights to see on the drive: Dangarsleigh War Memorial, an unusual war memorial, worth a stop and a read. Dangars Gorge & Falls - These were dry when we were there, but have seen photos of them with lots of water going over and they look...

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  • URALLA - "Ceremonial Meeting Place"

    Uralla is a country town situated on the New England Highway, ...HIGHWAY 15......about halfway between Sydney and Brisbane.Two bigger cities are located either side, these are Tamworth and Armidale.The name Uralla is known as "ceremonial meeting place" by the Aboriginals.Uralla, has plenty of historic buildings and local history as it was...

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  • THUNDERBOLT'S WAY - Uralla

    This is the name of a scenic drive from URALLA to GLOUCESTER. The scenery is beautiful, EXTRA NICE when the countryside is lush and green.Heading from Uralla to Walcha, you pass by large Merino Sheep Stations. About 5ks from Walcha is "Homeleigh Irish Town". This is a cluster of one room slab huts in which the Irish Shepherds lived in.WALCHA is a...

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  • Gostwyck

    WIth a name like that you'd expect British ancestry and this stunning little church, set amidst a glorious avenue of deciduous trees, is one of Australia's most photographed places of worship; though it's not used for that much these days, more for weddings.In 1821, the ship "Jessie" arrived in the new English colony and Henry Dangar (1796-1861)...

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  • The day of the Dollar Bird

    "It's my favourite bird," Mike said with passion."Really, never heard of it," was my uninformed reply."Look, I'll take you out in the paddock, there might be something out there."So we ventured across the swollen stream, flowing as it hadn't for a year or so, and he dropped me off half a kilometre south of the homestead.For the next hour I couldn't...

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  • The foundry

    This foundry was moved from Bridge Street in 1872 to cater for the head (at that time) of the railroad. Whilst, today, it appears to be in a backwater, in its hayday it was the centre of much of the activity in Uralla. During the 1880's the foundry was extremely busy making the iron lace work you see today that grace the buildings in Uralla and...

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  • Other sites

    The heritage walk worked out by the local historical society is a good way to view the old architecture dating from the late 19th century that dots the town.Marvel at the early architecture and its ability to withstand the years and remain in near pristine condition. Some, like the old library shown in pic 2, don't quite bear that statement out. A...

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  • The mill on the hill

    "McCrossin's Mill Museum is chartered to be one of the most progressive museums in regional Australia. It's current motto is "Why Not?", which features on the volunteer museum attendants' "corporate" shirts. Many visitors comment that there is something very different about McCrossin's Mill and that the exhibitions, and indeed the buildings and...

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Uralla Transportation

  • A motorbike-friendly town

    Motorcycles are very welcome in Uralla and there will even be some covered & shady parking-spaces for them right in the centre of the village - see it in my main picture here !Isnt that a really great idea ?

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  • Driving to Uralla

    It is the best option to drive to Uralla by your own car or rental car. You will find a lot of parking-spaces next to the mainroad and all of them are free of charge.Park your car next to the monument of Captain Thunderbolt and you will be able to reach all sights of interest easly by a short walk, except the cemetery and the Military museum.

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Uralla Off The Beaten Path

  • The Military Museum

    The Military Museum of Uralla is obviously a private project, and unfortunately it was closed already, when I passed by. I am not too much into military things, but I still stoped for some pics and took a look into one of the windows - see my last photo !There are some more pics on the museum's webpage below !

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  • Thunderbolt's Rock

    Thunderbolt's Rock is an impressive rock outside of the village of Uralla and it is also a good place for a rest with a lot of places to park your car and there are benches and even a picknick-table. Maybe it might even be a place to spend the night in your motorhome.Obviously Thunderbolt was hiding in that area and this is where that name comes...

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  • Thunderbolt's Grave

    Thunderbolt's Grave is a bit out of the town-centre, maybe its best to take a look at the map that you will get at the tourist information-centre (next to the thunderbolt-monument!)You will be able to park your car directely at the cemetery and will find the grave right at the entrance ! Take a look around for other graves as well, you will even...

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