There are several historic buildings and town centres located in the Great Lakes region - in particular the towns of Stroud and Bulahdelah.
Stroud - Founded in 1826 by the Australian Agricultural Company (AAC) Stroud is an area rich in historic value and full of beautiful historic buildings. Stroud also happens to be home to one of the largest displays of convict constructions in Australia. Today many of these old buildings have been preserved and the whole town is under National Trust classification.
Bulahdelah - The first land grant in the Myall River settlement, the original name for Bulahdelah, occurred in 1840. Bulahdelah, meaning 'meeting of the waters', became the settlement's official name in 1877 and was proclaimed a village in 1886. Bulahdelah Courthouse is a beautiful historic building where you can experience the history of the pioneers, where petty criminals were once sentenced to their fate.