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