New England North West
Established during the 1880s, Alma Park received its name in 1893 when local school children assembled to plant one hundred trees within its grounds. The first tree was planted by Alma O'Connor, daughter of the Mayor, Alderman O'Connor, and the park now bears her name in remembrance of the occasion. In springtime, brightly coloured flower beds complement the many grand old trees planted by Alma and her friends all those years ago. A meandering pathway leads visitors past a locally forged iron lace rotunda and down to the picturesque Uralla Creek where an ageing footbridge beckons walkers to continue on
Visitors to Inverell Jewellers have the opportunity to see a range of quality faceted New England Sapphires. To be found in store is a range of set local sapphires in both sterling silver and gold. On Monday, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, visitors can view the gem faceting process. The in-house Gem Cutter has over twenty years experience in the industry and is able to facet your rough stones into sparkling treasures. Tour groups welcome by arrangement. Come in and experience the beauty of this local gemstone.
The Uralla Heritage Walk is a self guided walking tour which showcases over fifty heritage buildings and historical features within the township. Highlights of the walk include McCrossin's Mill, a three storey brick and granite flour mill built in 1870, which now houses a multi-award winning museum, and the "Heart Stone", a heart-shaped basalt rock imbedded in a retaining wall as a memorial to the stonemason's beloved. The Heritage Walk takes one to two hours, depending on the level of interest. A printed Heritage Walk guide is available from the Visitor Information Centre, which includes a map of the walk