A visit to the historic township of Ulmarra, located on the banks of the Clarence River, is like a step back in time. Many of the buildings are from the start of the 20th century and have been carefully preserved. The historic Commercial Hotel and village were used as the location for the T.V mini-series “Fields of Fire” – a story based on life in a 1929 Queensland sugar cane town. Scenes for the film “The Picture Show Man’ were also shot here. Many of these buildings no longer serve their original purpose but have been adapted to house the many art and craft enterprises, another aspect that Ulmarra is well known for.
Ulmarra is conveniently located a lazy ten minutes from the city of Grafton for all your shopping needs and around ten minutes from the amazing beaches of Wooli, Minnie Water and Diggers Camp for all that these beautiful beaches exude. Little wonder that this community is keen to develop the village as a town of living history with “crafty” businesses occupying the lovely old commercial centre and with the hotel, a great coffee lounge, beautifully renovated apartments and three delightful bed and breakfasts. Ulmarra is a great place to visit or stay.