The historic township of Uralla is located in the New England high country, midway between Sydney and Brisbane. The discovery of gold in nearby Rocky River in 1852 brought settlers to the area and the town was established in 1855. Admire the town's heritage buildings that date back to the 1860s when bushranger Captain Thunderbolt ruled the local highways. Browse the antique stores, art galleries and bookshops. Visit the old-fashioned lolly shop and the award-winning McCrossin's Mill Museum. Visitors can also try their luck panning for gold at the nearby fossicking reserve.