Bulahdelah is a friendly country town, set on the banks of the Myall River near its junction with the Crawford River,named from an Aboriginal word thought to mean “the meeting of the waters”, in the heart of the Great Lakes on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales.
Bulahdelah is the gateway to The Myall Lakes, with a unique historical background of mining and timber. Major features include Myall Lakes National Park; Bombah Broadwater; Myall River; Bulahdelah, Myall River and Wang Wauk State Forests; Alum Mountain; O’Sullivans Gap Flora Reserve; The Grandis, the tallest known tree in NSW and Bulahdelah Court House.
How to find Bulahdelah:
At first glance the small township of Bulahdelah, lying approximately halfway between Newcastle and Taree, appears to be just a convenient place to take a break from driving. However, those who enjoy outdoor activities will find Bulahdelah an ideal base, as the area has some wonderful assets in the surrounding State Forests and the beautiful Myall Lakes. Ready access to Myall Lakes National Park, 12 kilometres south-east, is provided by the Myall River, which forms the town’s southern boundary. Houseboats can be hired to explore the lakes and waterways of the park, and there are also public boat moorings and a deep-water ramp for large craft.
Bulahdelah is the ideal destination for:
- Family Holidays
- Adventure Holidays
- Boating Holidays
- Romantic Escapes
- Time Out from the hustle and bustle of everyday life
The area offers a full range of activities such as:
- Bush Walking
- Water skiing
- Horse Riding
- 4 Wheel Driving
- Trail & Mountain Bike Riding
- Bird Watching
- Arts & Crafts
There is a full range of accommodation to suit every need and budget:
- Farm Stays
- Accommodation ideas
Bulahdelah offers a full range of services including supermarket, butcher, bakery, hardware, pharmacy, newsagent, post office, doctor, hospital, nursing home, service stations, mechanical repairs, hair and beauty, golf club, bowling club, hotel, cafes, restaurants, take-away, real estate agents, library, central school, Centrelink, internet, fax and photocopying.
The surrounding areas, all offering their unique natural attractions include:
- Bombah Point
- Seal Rocks
Bulahdelah is an ideal holiday base, as it is close to:
A little History of Bulahelah:
Prior to 1800’s, Bulahdelah was in the hands of the Worimi tribe. The Worimi Tribe occupied an area with the approximate boundaries of the coast from the Hunter River in the south to Forster in the north, across to Gloucester in the northwest and down to Maitland in the southwest. There appears to have been three nurras, which occupied the more western areas. The Worimi wandered over their tribal lands, hunting and gathering food and, because of this nomadic life style, they never established any form of permanent camp. Their huts were always makeshift and erected with the least amount of effort, invariably being little more than a few sheets of bark leaning against a few sticks placed in such a way as to protect them from the prevailing weather.