What's on in Uralla, New England Region NSW

Uralla is a friendly historic town in the New England and North West Region of New South Wales located near Armidale, about 480 km south of Brisbane and 560 km north-west of Sydney. Uralla is famous mostly for its ties with Captain Thunderbolt (Fred Ward), the legendary bushranger. He was shot dead at Uralla, near Thunderbolt Rock, which is just outside of the town. The rural farming district is famous for its superfine wool, cattle and its scenic green rolling hills dotted with startling granite outcrops. Uralla offers a wonderful heritage window showcasing the gold rush days of the 1850s via the fabulous array of heritage buildings in the town. In many ways, Uralla is a classic Australian country town with great pubs, fabulous dining, wonderful bakeries and caf├ęs. Uralla features an antiquarian bookshop, a range of art galleries and craft shops and boutique wool fashion shops. Enjoy one of the many adventures on offer either fossicking for gold, or gemstones; visit Thunderbolt's grave, Dangar's Falls and Gostwyck Chapel; explore the many surrounding villages and cool climate wineries. Some of the many tourist attractions and events at Uralla include: # Thunderbolt's Grave # McCrossins Mill Museum # Hassets Military Museum # The Uralla Fossicking Area # The Uralla Heritage Walk that includes more than 28 historic buildings dating from the late 1800s # The Thunderbolt Country Fair in November # Aboriginal rock at Mount Yarrowyck Nature Reserve.

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