Ulmarra’s past as a busy 19th century riverport is easily imagined as many significant buildings from the era have been retained and renovated. With the highways replacing the river trade in the 20th century, the historic buildings were also bypassed for radical redevelopment, and now heritage tourism is an important part of the town’s economy.
In keeping with the colonial elegance of the buildings, the emphasis is on antiques and arts and crafts and tearooms, and the historic hotel is also adjacent a park with picnic and BBQ facilities. The pioneer cemetery is also fascinating, and a vehicular ferry ride goes from Ulmarra to Southgate.
- Population – 593
- Transport Services – Bus
- Council – Pristine Waters Shire