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Wollun: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Uralla Heritage Walk

The Uralla Heritage Walk is a self guided walking tour which showcases over fifty heritage buildings and historical features within the township. Highlights of the walk include McCrossin's Mill, a three storey brick and granite flour mill built in 1870, which now houses a multi-award winning museum, and the "Heart Stone", a heart-shaped basalt rock embedded in a retaining wall as a memorial to the stonemason's beloved.

The Heritage Walk takes one to two hours, depending on the level of interest. A printed Heritage Walk guide is available from the Visitor Information Centre, which includes a map of the walk and a short history of each building. The Heritage Guide can also be viewed online.

Uralla Visitor Information Centre,
104 Bridge Street
Uralla, NSW, 2358

Located 13.9K from Wollun

Thunderbolts Rock

Thunderbolt's Rock is a time-worn cluster of granite boulders located six kilometres south of Uralla on the New England Highway.

Originally known as Split Rock, the boulders afforded 'gentleman bushranger' Frederick Wordsworth Ward, better known as Captain Thunderbolt, the perfect vantage point for monitoring the approach of unwary mail coaches. He first visited the site in 1863 when, after a daring escape from Sydney's notorious Cockatoo Island prison, he and fellow escapee, Fred Britten, used the rock as a hideout. They were surprised by passing troopers while lying in wait at the rock to bail up an approaching mailman. Thunderbolt was shot in the knee during the fiery exchange of gunshots that ensued.

Visible in the distance to the west is a line of trees marking the course of Kentucky Creek where Thunderbolt was shot and killed by Constable Alexander Walker on 25th May, 1870.

New England Highway
Kentucky, NSW, 2358

Located 16.4K from Wollun

Dangars Lagoon and Racecourse Lagoon

Dangars Lagoon is situated approximately four kilometres south of Uralla along Thunderbolt's Way. During wet seasons, large numbers of water birds can be observed from the bird hide, located at the southern end of the lagoon. Although water levels at the lagoon vary dramatically from season to season, there are many varieties of birds that call the lagoon home.

Racecourse Lagoon is located three kilometres south-west of Uralla and is accessible from Plane Avenue. The 'Anaiwan' people lived at Racecourse Lagoon as it provided a source of food and a place for religious ceremonies.

It has now become a breeding, nesting, and feeding site for birds, and it provides a refuge for other animals in times of drought. The site is protected as Endangered Ecological Communities under the NSW Threatened Species Conservation Act.

Racecourse Lagoon is a beautiful place for picnicking, walking, bird watching, nature study, and for photography.

Thunderbolt's Way,
Plane Avenue
Uralla, NSW, 2358

Located 18.8K from Wollun

Sunhill Dairy Goats and Sunhill Skin Essentials

Visit a 12 acre dairy goat farm, located just ten minutes from Uralla township. Meet the goats, taste goat cheeses made on site, or take a tour of the farm and milking operations.?

Call into?the farm shop for light refreshments and?sample natural handmade goats milk skin care products. Farm tours and milking demonstrations are available.

645 The Gap Road
Uralla, NSW, 2358

Located 18.9K from Wollun

Pioneer Cottage and Museum

Walcha Pioneer Cottage and Museum complex houses a variety of historical buildings dating back to the 1860s.

Amongst the buildings are the Museum, the Pioneer Cottage, Tool Shed, Wool Hall, Blacksmith's Shop, and a hangar with a Tiger Moth Aircraft which was owned by the Royal Australian Air Force, and later East West Airlines.

Exhibits include military history, family memorabilia, Aboriginal artefacts, historical photos, wool industry equipment, rare tools and early household items.

Pioneer Cottage and Museum welcomes coach, RV and school groups also by appointment.

111N Derby Street
Walcha, NSW, 2354

Located 21.9K from Wollun

Deeargee Woolshed

Originally part of Gostwyck Station, Deeargee Station and its unique octagonal woolshed gained their name from the old Gostwyck wool brand, DRG, which stood for "Dangar, Gostwyck". The woolshed was built in 1872 replacing an earlier shearing shed that had been destroyed by fire.

Designed and erected by Alexander Mitchell, who also built McCrossin's Mill in Uralla, the woolshed is erected on brick pillars with successive roofs of galvanised iron. The side walls contain large amounts of glass. The woolshed has all facilities required for shearing, pressing, bailing, sorting and other operations. It even has a lightning conductor.

The Deeargee Woolshed is still in use today and, although not open to visitors, it is easily viewed from the roadside.

Today the Gostwyck and Deeargee properties are known for producing some of Australia's finest wool. Both are 11 kilometres from Uralla on the Gostwyck Road.

Gostwyck Road
Uralla, NSW, 2358

Located 22.1K from Wollun

Wollun: Events

Walcha Cup and Races

At the Walcha Cup, enjoy a fabulous day of racing, dressing up and socialising at one of the most popular events on NSW regional race calendar. The Walcha Cup draws a large crowd year after year, both locally and further afield. Walcha is a fabulous community and this is always a fun few days out.

The next day at the Walcha Races on Saturday, there is a continuation of Fridays fun with a more casual and family feel to the day offering children's activities, jumping castle, bucking bull and face painting. There is also a children's Fashions of the Field awards for several different age groups which is always fun.

Darjeeling Road
Walcha, NSW, 2354

Located 19.8K from Wollun

Walcha Agricultural Show

Walcha's Annual Agricultural Show is on again highlighting the best local products from Walcha and the surrounding districts.

Enjoy the sheep shearing and fleece displays; horticulture and local farm produce; the cattle and horse events including dressage, hacking, sporting and jumping; the rodeo events, wood-chopping, poultry and dogs and pets.

See the art and photography; woodwork and handicraft; cooking, preserves, jams and jelly; vegetables, needlework, knitting and crochet. There are exhibits from the local schools, the Hostel, Nursing Home, and Day Care.

Sideshow Alley includes children's rides and fairy floss.

Highlights on Friday include Ring Events, Wool Forum, Yard Dog, Apsley River Challenge Heats, and Dog Contests, concluding with fireworks.

Saturday's events include Ring Events, the Final of the Apsley River Challenge, Sheep shearing, and Ag Bike Competition.

On Sunday the Final Ring Events will be held, followed by the Grand Parade, and concluding with the peanut drop.

Walcha Showground,
Derby Street
Walcha, NSW, 2354

Located 21.9K from Wollun

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