A really amazing little town with a population of around 300 really is somewhere to visit…..
Located between the Peel River and Great Dividing Range in the New England region of NSW, it is a great tourist destination with easy access via the Thunderbolts Way, it attracts all styles of visitors and should be put on you must see list.
Looking for an escape from the lockdown of Covid we made the trip across country and visited some great locations and met with some of the locals, finding service a speciality.
We firstly visited the Nundle Craft Inc and bought up big with a really fantastic array of crafts to be found. They have an array of knitting, jams and pickles, and all sorts of special craft items.
We then made a trip to the Nundle Knitting Mills
Again we received excellent service , the staff here are really amazing and extremely helpful. Great follow up as well and happy to send you anything in the mail if you contact them., and this is a stop you must make…there is great history here.
Kylie and Nick Bradford bought Nundle Woollen Mill in 2007 and have expanded it into a vibrant manufacturing business and unsurprisingly, a popular tourist destination. “We use historic equipment and production techniques to produce an extensive range of contemporary yarns, which are much sought-after by knitters, textile artists and soft-furnishing designers,” explained Nick Bradford.
Much more than a small-scale niche business, Nundle Woollen Mill also has its own dye-house that takes yarn at the end of the production chain and transforms it into one of 40 colours; accounting for one of the best colour selections of dyed yarns in the country, in 4-ply, 8-ply, 12-ply, 20-ply, 72-ply and Wool Vine (equivalent to about 200-ply). The dye house is able to produce batches as small as five kilos, and offers custom colour mixing.
The woollen spun yarns Nundle produces are generally thicker than worsted spun yarn, and are perfect for knitters, crocheters and other fibre artists who recognise that “while the machines might be a bit slower, what they produce can’t be faulted”.
There are many great places to visit in Nundle:
Located in a converted 1938 Bank of New South Wales building, the guest house has the handsome, restrained elegance of the Art Deco period, softened with luxurious attention to detail in bed linen, Australian toiletries, and thoughtful gestures such as books to share, and jugs of rainwater and glass tumblers.
Jenkins Street Guest House has a place in the hearts of guests from when it operated as a restaurant and accommodation for 12 years, before being used as a private home for a decade. Many guests are planning to return, and relive special memories of family gatherings now that it has reopened.
Jenkins Street Guest House’s setting, in the picturesque Peel Valley, surrounded by 1200m mountains that are part of Australia’s Great Dividing Range, creates a comforting feeling of seclusion and retreat from the outside world.
Waking up to the golden morning light and bird song is a balm for the busyness intruding every day life in metropolitan and regional cities.
The sense of space with vistas of grazing land, eucalypts, cattle and horses, signals guests to unwind, connect, and enjoy each other’s company.
Accommodation includes six bedrooms with queen-size beds, three with ensuite bathrooms, and three with shared bathroom facilities. One of the ensuite bathrooms features original 1930s bathroom tiles and fittings, while new bathrooms have contemporary limestone and polished concrete tiles.
The DAG Sheep Station is located on 70 acres in the ‘Hills of Gold’, just outside the picturesque village of Nundle and an hour’s drive from Tamworth. Originally part of Wombramurra Station, The DAG still retains the station’s original historic wool shed, shearers’ quarters, and mess hall.
Visit now I really recommend it!