BULAHDELAH

Bulahdelah (what a name and pronounced 'bull-ah-dealer') is a small country town encounted on the Pacific Hgy when traveling between Taree and Newcastle. Bulahdelah is located on the Myall River and has a number of nice attributes going for it. Heritage factors are an emerging priority with this small community.

The 292 m (958 ft) high mountain on which the south-eastern sector of the township is built was first named by the Aboriginal people of the area, the Worimi. They called their mountain "Boolah Dillah" (meaning: the Great Rock). In 1818 John Oxley, a crown surveyor added the word "Mountain" to its original name. The mountain is widely known by its long-term nickname, "the Alum Mountain", but is officially registered as Bulahdelah Mountain.

The eastern sector of the township is built on the foot of the Alum Mountain. Leading into the town from the south is the Bulahdelah Bridge which forms part of the highway.

In 1970 the tornado swept through the nearby forests, just north of Bulahdelah in what was Australia's most destructive tornado on record.

The Bulahdelah Hotel overlooks the Myall River. This is a great 100 year NSW classic pub and a popular weekend spots for many a traveler.

The congregational churches in Bulahdelah are old and mid-century propositions. The Unitedreally old and the Catholic approaching its centenary.

The Bulahdelah War Memorial is located a block removed from the main ‘strips’.

Bulahdelah is one of those places that when passing through take some time to enjoy, but as a destination town the place just does not quite measure up.

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Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
  Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
  Rotary Club Lions Club
  Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
  Surfing   Skydiving
  Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
  Kayaking Jet Boating
  Information Hospital
  Hang Gliding   Golf Course