Historic Bulahdelah is a tranquil meeting place of rivers, and a great base to explore the region’s wonderful lakes and waterways. Cruise the Myall River, enjoy watersports on the vast and beautiful Myall Lakes and experience the surrounding area on historical trails and gorgeous bushwalks.
Hiring a houseboat is a great way to explore the area’s beautiful waterways. Getaway Luxury Houseboat Hire operate from Bulahdelah and let you skipper a boat to Myall Lakes National Park, where you can canoe, fish and swim. The park has more than 40kms of beaches for swimming and surfing.
Nature and walks
Pack a hamper and enjoy lunch at the Grandis picnic area, near the tallest known tree in NSW. At O’Sullivans Gap picnic area, explore the O’Sullivans Gap walking track. Home to kangaroos and koalas, this is a wonderful spot. Northern Broadwater picnic area also offers scenic lake views and swimming.
Overlooking Bulahdelah, Bulahdelah Mountain is a place of cultural and spiritual significance to the Worimi people, where you’ll find walking tracks and lookouts as well as traditional tree carvings. In the late 19th century this area was used for mining, giving it the name Alum Mountain.
History and heritage
Explore the surrounding rainforest tracks used in the early 1900s on the Wootton Historical Railway Walk. The walk follows remnants of old logging railways and mossy bridges, passing by waterfalls and creeks. Other significant history can be found in the Courthouse Museum, overlooking the Myall River.
Getting there and where to stay
Buladelah is just over three hours’ drive from Sydney and 90min from Taree Airport. It’s the western gateway to Myall Lakes and perfect for a weekend getaway. You can also make this a memorable stop on a road trip along the magnificent NSW North Coast.
Bulahdelah has plenty of places to stay, from hotels, motels, and cottages to bed and breakfasts and holiday parks. There are many riverside campgrounds in the surrounding area and national parks as well. For those wishing to explore further, 4WD beach driving is permitted between Hawks Nest and Big Gibber.