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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

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

Walcha Open Air Gallery

Walcha Open Air Gallery is an ever growing open air exhibition of sculptures and artworks that makes up part of Walcha's beautiful streetscape.

The Open Air Gallery currently consists of over 40 sculptures. The contributing sculptors are highly regarded local, national and international artists. It is astounding how many high calibre artists come from this small rural town, nestled in the southern most end of New England High Country region in northern New South Wales.

This exhibition, which is free of charge to experience, is a fabulous sample of art created by local artists and their fellow sculptors from further afield.

Walcha Visitor Information Centre,
51w Fiztroy Street
Walcha, NSW, 2354

Located 22.2K from Wollun

Historic Buildings Walking Tour

Walcha's Walking Tour of Historic Buildings brings an added interest to a pleasant walk around the picturesque township of Walcha.

Walcha is the oldest town and settlement in the New England, with the first European discovery being in 1818 by explorer John Oxley.

The buildings are a mix of basalt stone churches, locally made sandstock brick, weatherboard and slab constructions. Download the brochure or drop into the Walcha Visitor Information Centre for a copy.

Walcha Visitor Information Centre,
51w Fiztroy Street
Walcha, NSW, 2354

Located 22.2K from Wollun

Antique Junque

Antique Junque is a large antique and collectables store that sells furniture, linen, china, antique dolls, furs, old suitcases, silverware, books, and much, much more. Situated on the corner of Apsley and Derby Street in a historic two storey house, it is ideally situated for you to spend hours browsing through treasures, in search of that special something.

Apsley Street,
Corner of Derby Street
Walcha, NSW, 2354

Located 22.2K 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 the New South Wales 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.

Event Dates
      9th Feb
      10th Feb

Darjeeling Road
Walcha, NSW, 2354

Located 19.8K from Wollun

Walcha Golden Gate Campdraft

Enjoy four days of campdraft action in Walcha. Competitors travel from Queensland, Victoria and across New South Wales to compete for the generous prize money on off over the campdraft carnival. Trade exhibitors, food stalls and full bar in operation.

Campdrafting starts at midday on the Thursday and continues right through to Sunday with all the finals. Friday night is the staging of the Ringers challenge with competitors fighting for the title through the completion of a two minute snaffle bit cut out, two minute working cattle dog campdraft and a steer ride. Join competitors at the bar on Friday night for the calcutta on the Ladies Campdraft finals competitors.

Event Dates
      18th Jan
      19th Jan
      20th Jan
      21st Jan

Derby Street
Walcha, NSW, 2354

Located 22.0K from Wollun

Walcha Farmers Market

The Walcha Farmers Market is a monthly market which includes gourmet and organic fresh vegetables, fruit, herbs, meat, bread and baked goods, dairy, poultry, condiments, wine, coffee, teas, spices, honey, olive oil, edible by-products, plants and flowers.

An educational workshop is held at each market covering such diverse topics as composting, growing and gardening tips, cooking classes, gourmet inventions and more. There is also music, entertainment, kids activities, and competitions.

Event Dates
      16th Dec
      20th Jan
      17th Feb
      17th Mar
      21st Apr
      19th May

South Street,
Corner of Fitzroy Street
Walcha, NSW, 2354

Located 22.2K from Wollun

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