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 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.
Bulahdelah is the ideal destination for family holidays, adventures, boating, weekend escapes and just taking time out. The areas has a wide range of things to do including bush walking, boating, kayaking, water skiing, fishing, horse riding, 4WD, trail & MTNB Riding, bird watching, swimming, golf, tennis, bowls, wineries and arts & crafts. There is a full range of accommodation to suit every need and budget.
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 and central school.
The surrounding areas, all offering their unique natural attractions include Bombah Point, Bungwahl, Coolongolook, Nerong, Seal Rocks and Wootton. Bulahdelah is an ideal holiday base, as it is close to Forster Tuncurry, Tea Gardens Hawks Nest, Stroud, Barrington Tops and Gloucester
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.