Arts, culture and heritage in Uralla
Uralla offers fascinating insight into the gold-rush days of the 1850s. Stretch your legs on the Uralla Heritage Walk, which has 30 historic buildings along the route.
Set in hilly granite country on the NSW Northern Tablelands, Uralla is at its most striking in autumn. The town is famous for its connection with bushranger Fred Ward, alias Captain Thunderbolt, who was killed near here in 1870. If you're visiting in late October, don't miss Thunderbolt's Festival. You can visit Thunderbolt's Grave in the local cemetery, or try your luck at searching for gold in what was once gold country.
Other things to see and do in the Armidale area include browsing through its antique shops and art galleries or visiting the spectacular Aboriginal rock art site at Mount Yarrowyck Nature Reserve. The region's cool climate produces some excellent food and wine, and there's some superb adventure activities based in nearby Oxley Wild Rivers National Park.