Although at its most glorious dressed in autumn hues, Uralla is well worth a visit any time. Half way between Sydney and Brisbane on the New England Highway, the 'Meeting Place' is steeped in history, from aboriginal rock art to gold fever and the legend of bushranger, Captain Thunderbolt.
There's plenty of present day activity too, including a visit to one of the world's most advanced satellite tracking stations, for groups by prior appointment, contact the Uralla Visitor Information Centre. Walk or ride through majestic gorge country, join in the daily activities at a farmstay, try fishing or birdwatching, then settle in front of a crackling fire with a glass of wine and good friends.
A spring stroll through the glorious gardens of Salisbury Court during the annual Open Garden Scheme is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. Museums include McCrossin's Mill, a museum and gallery housing the original paintings of the Death of Thunderbolt. A remarkable collection of military memorabilia is displayed at Hassett's Military Museum.
Wander around Australia's oldest working foundry, The New England Brass and Iron Lace Foundry - you may see the blacksmith swinging his hammer. From here it's a short drive to Gostwyck Church, in the magnificent elm-lined driveway of Gostwyck Station.
Gold has lured people to Uralla since the 1850's, and hawkeyed fossickers can still find gold and small precious stones. For those who prefer fossicking in shops, there are antique and craft shops, galleries, and a renowned antiquarian bookshop.
Temperatures for Uralla
Uralla has moderate summer temperatures. The summer high temperature for Uralla is approximately 26 °c. The summer low temperature is approximately 12 °c.
Uralla has mild winter temperatures. The winter high temperature for Uralla is approximately 12 °c. The winter low temperature is approximately 0 °c.
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