Country Road CP at Uralla
CATCH BUSHRANGER YARNS OVER A LOCALLY-BREWED ALE AT URALLA
If you’re chasing autumn colours, quirky-cool Uralla in New England, NSW, has got to be on your list. Still warm enough to enjoy the day, the whole region pops as the leaves turn.
And at Country Road Caravan Park you’ll find room to unwind with the pooch on the large, sprawling campsites. It’s near gem country and a half hour drive to precious petroglyphs estimated to be at least 500 years old, while closer to camp you’ll find an iconic soldiers’ tribute and riveting bushranger tales.
Indeed, tales of Fred Ward aka Captain Thunderbolt antics are rife out this way, with Uralla home to the notorious outlaw’s grave. Nearby, at the McCrossin’s Mill Museum, admire nine stunning paintings charting Thunderbolt’s journey and eventual demise. Then, scramble his hideout 6 kays out of town at the towering Captain Thunderbolt’s Rock.
New England Beer Company
Of course, all bushranger yarns need a decent watering hole to nurture the spin. And Uralla, answers the call with the New England Brewery Company crafting local boutique golden, pale, brown and dark farmhouse ales in a converted 1930’s school hall. Sample unique selection of ales available all on tap, with brewery favourites served on a beer paddle.
Kicking Back at Camp
After a day exploring, find new friends at Country Road Caravan Park. There are drive-through sites and ensuite sites for added comfort here, a pet wash for your fur baby and jigsaws to while the hours. You’re opposite The Big Soldier safeguarding the local military museum, near a golf course and within a 15 walk into town. Check it out!