Nundle Woollen Mill
Nundle Woollen Mill is one of the last spinning mills still operating in Australia. It provides a wonderful insight into a very significant but little known-about period of Australia’s history – that of wool processing which formed the basis of Australia’s textile industry. The Mill also conserves industrial heritage and traditional skills and contributes significantly to the survival and on-going sustainability of the historic village of Nundle.
Nundle is less than an hour's drive south east from Tamworth, passing through picturesque countryside – fertile river flat farms, undulating grazing country, the Dungowan Valley and the Chaffey Dam.
The Peel Inn has been an institution in Nundle since the gold rush days. It has been operated by locals Robert and Margret Schofield for 40 years, and now their sons Drew and Nathan as well as Rebecca (Nathan’s partner). The pub has been a friendly place for locals and visitors for as long as anyone can remember, and it also offers accommodation and a wonderful restaurant. The beer garden is just beautiful with an enormous leafy grapevine that has its own story to tell, an outdoor stage makes relaxing at the Peel Inn so good you won't want to leave.
Odgers & McCelland Exchange stores
Odgers and McClelland Exchange Stores is a one-stop shop for beautiful and practical housewares with vintage flavour. Shop online or at our historic village store at Nundle in New England North West NSW.
Inspired by almost a century of retail heritage, we stock only designs that have stood the test of time and contemporary goods with traditional roots; all useful, relevant and elegant. Shop for fine tea and coffee, bathware, tin and wooden toys, gardening tools and kitchenware (Falcon Enamelware, Romanian Enamelware, Redecker, Mason Cash, TALA, Robert Gordon Australia). Choose your favourite loose leaf tea, soap cut from the slab, enamel pie dishes in a dozen sizes, or gardening gloves with the perfect balance of toughness and sensitivity. You're sure to find something you need, either on our new online store or in our much-loved old store, where the ding-ding of a brass bell sounds arrivals, the scent of bulk tea, soap, candles and tung oiled floorboards arouses curiosity and eyes settle with ease on natural textures; candy striped cotton tea towels and aprons, stacked wicker baskets, and 120-year-old packing case shelving lined with flour stored in brown paper or cloth bags.
The DAG Sheep Station
The DAG Sheep Station is located on 70 acres in the 'Hills of Gold' just outside Nundle, a picturesque village, less than an hour's drive from Tamworth.
Originally part of 'Wombramurra Station' the DAG still retains the station's original historic woolshed, worker's cottages, shearers quarters and mess hall.
Cottage On The Hill - Patchwork Store
Hi I am Kerry Swain and I run The Cottage On The Hill, which is a Patchwork and Quilting store which has been operating since 1989. My store is situated in an American style barn on our family grazing property, south of Nundle on the Crawney Road. Directions - When you come into Nundle over the Peel River bridge come up to the Hotel corner, turn right, follow that road out of town for 4.5klm's. The Store is up on the hill on the left hand side of the road.
I specialize in 2 day Patchwork retreats which I hold most weekends of the year, as well as mid-week retreats held on Wednesday's and Thursdays, where ladies come and spend 2 days making a quilt top of their choice. I do all the cutting of the projects as well as feed everyone for the 2 days.
Every Tuesday I run a class which caters for ladies within 2 hours drive of Nundle. These ladies meet in store each week eager to learn new skills and undertake various challenges I set for them. During 2015 the ladies will be making charity quilts using their stashes of fabric.
Each March I host my “Girls Day in the Country” where I have over 160 ladies from all over Australia descend on Nundle for 2 wonderful days of sewing and friendship. I always have a guest tutor for Girls Day in the Country. Our Guest tutor for 2015 will be Lynette Anderson from Lynette Anderson Designs, the weekend is filling up very quickly so if you would like to attend jump over to www.cottageonthehill.com.au to book you spot.
On the second Saturday in May (Mother's Day weekend) I hold my Annual Outdoor Quilt Airing where we hang over 100 quilts on fences in the paddock surrounding the store. The quilts are made by students who attend class throughout the year. Devonshire tea is served all day. Open 10am to 4pm, everyone welcome. Entry is a Gold coin donation which will be donated to the Cancer Council Biggest Morning Tea.
I also run a mail order business in store where I specialize in pre-cutting kits in your choice of colour.
Arc-en-Ciel Trout Farm NSW
Arc-en-Ciel Trout Farm is nestled in the hills of Hanging Rock, a 20 minute spectacular drive from Nundle. Established in the mid-eighties, the farm now produces about 10% of NSW’s trout.
OPEN:Sundays, Mondays 10:00am to 4:00pm
Wednesday, Thursday Friday 10:00am to 4:00pm
CLOSED:Tuesdays and Saturdays and some Public Holidays
Rod hire $8.00 per rod (catch and keep only) Trout are charged at $15.00 per kg
Meals from $12
Farm Tours $7.00pp, generally operating at 11:00a.m. and 2:00 p.m. (Conditions permitting)
How to find us
Where: Morrison’s Gap Rd., Hanging Rock (follow signs from Sheba Dams)
Phone: (02) 6769 3665
Gil Bennet Gem and Mineral Collection
The Gil Bennet Gem and Mineral Collection is the work of Tamworth local, the late Gilmore (Gil) Thomas Bennett who spent years collecting the unique and wondrous selection of fine stone and rock. The rocks, gems and minerals on display represent the finest specimens of his extensive collection assembled over more than 20 years. As a dedicated collector, Gil travelled extensively and frequently over Australia earning the respect of lapidarists nationwide, while his collection was highly regarded by museum curators in many states.
From our Visitors book
“A magnificent comprehensive collection”
“Loved the rocks!”
Daily 9am – 4pm
How to find us
Where: Nundle Visitor Information Centre, Jenkins Street, Nundle, NSW, 2340
Phone: (02) 6769 3026
It is the home of Nundle Swimming Club which trains and and holds time trials weekly during the swimming season.
Season start: 8 October 2013
Season end: 11 April 2014
Tuesday to Friday: 1:00pm - 6:00pm outside of Christmas holiday period
Monday to Friday: 11:00am - 7:00pm within Christmas holiday period
Saturday and Sunday: 11:00am - 6:00pm
School Holidays: 11:00am - 7:00pm
Jenkins St, Nundle
Nundle Street Map Ref B-2
Phone: (02) 6769 3111
Nundle Visitor Information Centre
The Nundle Visitor Information Centre is an accredited centre in the Tamworth region. The centre offers a wide selection of guides, maps and itineraries on Nundle and the surrounding area. Ask the friendly staff for advice about where to stay and eat, and what to do during your visit to the area.
Address: 103 Jenkins Street Nundle NSW 2340
Phone: (02) 6769 3026
Sacs on Jenkins
Nundle's newest shopping experience,Sacs On Jenkins is located in the heart of Jenkins Street offering visitors unique and stylish fashion accessories.
Since opening in March 2012, Sacs On Jenkins is offering visitors with an exceptional range of genuine leather and fashion handbags, clothing, leather accessories, shoes, purses, jewellery, fashion scarves and gifts. We also stock a variety of locally designed and handmade accessories to support our local community.
At Sacs On Jenkins, we are committed to providing the best customer service. We offer gift wrapping with every purchase made in store and can forward the gift on your behalf at no extra cost!
Come and see us in Jenkins Street or shop online at www.sacsonjenkins.com.au
Wednesday to Thursday 11am – 2pm
Friday to Sunday 11am – 4pm
Picket Fence Produce
Private catering for small gatherings, from 2 to 50. Delicious home preserves. Event entertainment can be provided. Picnic hampers available for a special day in the country.
For more information on Picket Fence Produce, click here to read one of our articles.
In house catering can be arranged for guests staying at the
- Gold Mine Guesthouse
- Hills of Gold Motel
- Birches B & B
- Rose and Willow River Cottage
- Fossickers Tourist Park
Nundle district venues available for hire include The Nundle Memorial Hall, Nundle CWA Rooms and Nundle Public School.
Prices will vary depending on number of courses, event location, numbers of guests etc. Call or email for a quote. Picnic hampers arranged according to your budget and numbers, be as simple or decadent as you like!
Café Nundle on the Park
Café Nundle on the Park is located on Jenkins Street in Nundle, between the Wool Themed Children's Playground in Captain Cook Park and the Volcania Art Glass and Art Gallery.
It has Takeaway Food and Drinks, Tea and Espresso Coffee, Sit down meals (which can be eaten Inside or Outside), Bread, Milk, Basic Groceries, Ice and Fuel (Diesel and Unleaded) are also available. The Cafe has reverse cycle air conditioning for year round comfort (Warm in Winter - Cool in Summer).
Sun, Mon, Tues, Wed, Thur - 8.00am to 5.00pm.
Fri - 8.00am to 7.30pm.
Sat - 8.00am to 5.30pm. (Note: Opening hours are subject to change without notice).
NOTE: Hot food finishes 15 to 30 minutes before closing depending on how busy they are.