Nestled on the Northern Tablelands, Uralla is one of Australia’s best inland foodie destinations, blessed with artisan breweries and cool-climate wineries. You’ll also discover over 50 Heritage-listed buildings around town, along with the mesmerising beauty of the New England High Country.
Things to do
It’s easy to satisfy your stomach and taste buds while holidaying in Uralla, thanks to the gourmet food and wine experiences. Head to Eastview Estate for distinctive hand-pumped ales in wooden kegs, cosy leather lounges and award-winning gin. Alternatively, visit Merilba Estate Wines to indulge in cool-climate wines in a cellar door dating back over 150 years. There’s also a wood-burning fireplace for staying warm while sipping on homemade cider.
When it comes to food, don’t miss Sunhill Dairy Goats, where you can purchase handmade cheese. You’ll find a range of charming cafes clustered around the centre of town, including The Alternate Root and Thunderbolt Country Kitchen, which serve fresh food made from locally-sourced produce.
Discover Uralla’s fascinating history by taking on the Uralla Heritage Walk, a self-guided tour that takes you past over 50 Heritage-listed buildings, including the three-storey McCrossin’s Mill, built in 1870. If you’re interested in the local Aboriginal history, which dates back 5,000 years, head to Mt Yarrowyck to see Aboriginal rock art and learn about the native Anaiwan people.
Do you love outdoor adventure? Visit Harlow Park Horse Riding for an enthralling horse riding experience through verdant New England countryside. Picturesque nature can also be found at Alma Park, which was established in the 1880s and features colourful flower displays, native trees and the tranquil Uralla Creek.
Uralla is connected to Armidale and Sydney by daily services to the Uralla railway station. You can also drive there from Sydney in under six hours and from Newcastle in four hours. You’ll need a vehicle to explore the greater region, but you can walk around the centre of town.