Photos © D Palmer, Big Volcano® Tourism
Founded on timber getting and dairying, Uki (pronounced yook-eye) is a beautiful and peaceful village located virtually at the foot of Wollumbin / Mt Warning, with the village name believed to be derived from the aboriginal name for a water fern with edible roots.
Uki is a community based on dairying, with a base of tourist accommodation and residential small acreage.
The village has been a listed Conservation Area since 1987, with heritage buildings including the old Convent, the old Bank Building and the old butter factory, now known as “The Buttery” and converted to art and craft galleries and artisans workspaces.
While the historic Mt Warning Hotel burned down in 2013 and has now been rebuilt, visitors recovering from a Wollumbin (aka Mt Warning) climb, or on a scenic weekend drive, looking for a friendly country pub to enjoy a break, can soak up the ambience and admire the rural views there.
Or if alfresco is more your style, there are a couple of cafes where you can relish your caffeine hit. Or find your way to the rear of The Buttery to Uki Pies, where they’re “made with love”, and you can savour a pie, sitting at a nearby riverside picnic table.
The weekly weekend farmers market and monthly market bazaar fill the area surrounding The Buttery with fresh produce stalls from local farmers and local traders.
- Uki Farmers Markets every Saturday from 7am – 11am
- Uki Buttery Bazaar on the 3rd Sunday of the month.
Just about anywhere in Uki will provide you with stunning views of Mt Warning and ring dykes commonly known as “the 3 Sisters”, while Mount Warning Road leads to the World Heritage listed Wollumbin National Park.
Lodgings in the village and surrounding area, including Mount Warning Road, include both affordable and luxury B&Bs, campgrounds and motel style accommodation.
Hosanna Farm Stay Offers a range of affordable accommodation options including comfortable cabins, “safari huts” to suit families, couples and singles, and a camping ground with powered and unpowered sites.
Facilities include communal lounge, kitchen and dining area, laundry, internet access, and a wood fired sauna next to our swimming and kayaking dam.
Kids can help with feeding the animals, collecting eggs, and try milking the cows. They’re also dog friendly (in the camping area only). From AUD $12 pp pn. camping to $160 pn. for cabins.
For more Uki accommodation options check out the listings on Booking.com. (Booking.com affiliate link)
Disclosure: Hosanna Farm Stay is a Big Volcano Tourism customer.
For more information, please visit the Big Volcano Visitor Guide – Uki, Mount Warning, which has short descriptions of other local attractions and national parks, additional information about accommodation, and transport options for getting there.