Nundle Woollen Mill, Nundle Woollen Mill

Population 290

A thriving gold town in the 1850s, Nundle drew prospectors from California, Jamaica, China and Europe. Today the town is a quiet place nestled between the Great Dividing Range and the Peel River, but traces of gold can still be found and it is known as 'the town in the hills of gold'. The Peel River is well known for its fishing, with yellow-belly, trout and catfish being common catches.

Visitor Information

Fossickers Tourist Park, 101 Jenkins St; (02) 6769 3206.

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In Town

Woollen Mill: Australia's famous wool mill offers a fascinating insight into one of the country's largest industries. View the inner workings of the mill from the observation deck or take the factory tour. Retail store also on site; Oakenville St.

Courthouse Museum: built in 1880, now housing a history of Nundle and the gold-rush era; Jenkins St.

Peel Inn: 1860s pub with meals and accommodation; Jenkins St.

Mount Misery Gold Mine: walk back in time through a re-created goldmine evoking life on the Nundle goldfields 150 years ago; Gill St.


Hanging Rock The area is popular for mineral fossicking, with good samples of scheelite and an excellent site for gold panning on the Peel River. Sheba Dams Reserve is home to numerous birds and animals. Activities include picnicking, bushwalking, camping and fishing, with regular stockings of trout and salmon. 11 km W.

Chaffey Reservoir: enjoy good swimming, fishing, sailing and picnicking. Dulegal Arboretum, an attractive garden of native trees and shrubs, is on the foreshore; 11 km N.

Fossicker's Way tour: through scenic New England countryside; brochure from visitor centre.

Eco-friendly activities around town

Burning Mountain Nature Reserve 48 km

Forget global warming for a while and marvel at this coal seam, about 30 metres underground, that has been burning as hot as 1700°C for an estimated 5500 years. A 3.5-kilometre walk to the top of the mountain through... Find out more

Barrington Tops National Park 76 km

Best known for its superb bushwalking among ancient Antarctic beech forest and rainforest that receives snow several times a year, this 83 403-hectare park is one of the highest spots on the Great Dividing Range and even... Find out more

Kayaking, Newcastle to Port Macquarie 100 km

Barrington Outdoor Adventure Centre at Gloucester offers an exciting one-day tour down the Barrington River. Guides can tailor the trip for beginners or family groups, choosing a quieter part of the river where there are... Find out more

Campsites around town

Swamp Creek camping area 1 km

This popular gold- and gem-fossicking site is 4 km north of Nundle on Fossickers Way. If fossicking ain’t your thing, you can head out for a walk or a swim instead. You’ll need to bring your own drinking... Find out more

Sheba Dams Reserve 8 km

Originally built for sluicing gold, Sheba Dams Reserve, 11 km east of Nundle, is now a comfortable summer family-camping area. You can fish, swim or paddle and there’s a 1.2 km walking track leading around the dam.... Find out more

Bowling Alley Point Recreation Reserve 10 km

This camping area is on the foreshore of Chaffey Dam, 14 km north of Nundle and 45 km south-east of Tamworth. The dam is a popular place for watersports such as waterskiing and powerboating, while fishing enthusiasts vie... Find out more

Teamsters Rest Camping Reserve 13 km

Next to Wombramurra Creek via Crawney Rd (2WD in dry weather only), this is a popular spot for those wanting a bit of peace and quiet. There’s water in the creek – not enough to swim in – but... Find out more

Woolomin Reserve 18 km

This is a spacious, grassy, treed area next to Peel River at Woolomin village, 21 km north of Nundle and 37 km south-east of Tamworth. There’s a general store close by where you can pay for a powered site;... Find out more

Cockburn River campsite 47 km

This pleasant, grassy, treed area makes a relaxing place to camp, swim and fish. The river’s a bit chilly in winter, but very refreshing in hot weather. It’s about 30 km north-east of Tamworth and 11 km east... Find out more

Belmadar camping area 52 km

This comfortable camping ground is located in the picturesque town of Moonan Flat, on the Hunter River 50 km north-east of Scone. You can while away the hours fishing and swimming, and in the afternoon pop into the... Find out more

Moonan Brook Forestry Cottage 55 km

This former 1800s schoolhouse in Moonan Brook, 3 km east of Moonan Flat, has been transformed into a comfortable cottage and bunkhouse sleeping up to 25 people. If your group is larger, there’s space for tents in... Find out more

Caravan parks around town

Austin Tourist Park 42 km

This large park just 4 km from the town centre offers a range of facilities. A minimum period of 14 days applies during the country music festival. Bookings are also required at other peak times. Small dogs only are... Find out more

Pages River Caravan Park 44 km

On the northern edge of town, this small neatly maintained park is easily accessible from the New England Highway and is ideal for an overnight stay at an attractive price.... Find out more

Paradise Tourist Park 44 km

The park is within walking distance from the centre of Tamworth and is extremely popular during the country music festival. Bookings are required at peak times, however bookings are not accepted during the month of... Find out more

Kootingal Kourt Caravan Park 48 km

Conveniently located alongside the New England Highway, this tidy park is ideal for an overnight stop. It is also a good base for those attending the Tamworth Country Music Festival during January, when a booking is... Find out more

Lake Glenbawn State Park 72 km

The park is 14 km from Scone or easily accessible from Aberdeen. The powered sites do not front the lake but there are unpowered sites available with lake frontage. This is a popular fishing spot where anglers catch... Find out more

Pinaroo Leisure Park 93 km

Conveniently located alongside the highway just 3.5 km south of the town centre, this park is well laid out with a relaxing pool. It is ideal for an overnight stop or a longer visit to this Upper Hunter region.... Find out more

Country Road Caravan Park 97 km

A popular stopover on the New England Highway, this park has good facilities and is an ideal base for exploring the area. Bookings are required in peak periods.... Find out more

Uralla Caravan Park 98 km

Located one block from the New England Highway and within easy walking distance of the town, this is a clean and tidy park suitable for short or longer visits.... Find out more

Hotels, motels & B&Bs around town

The Rose and Willow Guest House

This self-contained two-bedroom cottage radiates charm from its quiet location. Sleeping up to six guests, and comfortably furnished and appointed, the cottage includes a special play area for children, gleaming timber... Find out more

Rest areas around town

Swamp Creek camping area 4 km

T/O 82km N of Scone (R) or 5km E of Tamworth to Nundle (L)

On the creek bank 4km (partly unsealed) north of Nundle via Jenkins St and River Rd.

Sheba Dams camping area 8 km

T/O 82km N of Scone (R) or 5km E of Tamworth to Nundle (L)

On the shores of the dam 11km east of Nundle via Nundle–Barry Rd.

Bowling Alley Point camping area 12 km

T/O 82km N of Scone (R) or 5km E of Tamworth to Nundle (L)

On the shores of the reservoir 14km north of Nundle via Tamworth–Nundle Rd.

Teamsters Rest camping area 12 km

T/O 82km N of Scone (R) or 5km E of Tamworth to Nundle (L)

Secluded area on the bank of a creek 14km (partly unsealed) south of Nundle via Crawney Rd.

Ponderosa Park camping area 12 km

T/O 82km N of Scone (R) or 5km E of Tamworth to Nundle (L)

In the forest 17km (partly unsealed) east of Nundle via Hanging Rock Rd.

Wallabadah rest area 29 km

At Wallabadah

On the banks of Quirindi Creek behind the memorial gardens at the north end of town. 

Blandford park area 41 km

At Blandford

Adjacent to the highway at the north end of town.

Tamworth park area 43 km

At Tamworth

Just off the highway. On the east side of town.

Burning Mountain rest area 48 km

24km N of Scone (R) or 108km S of Tamworth (L)

Well off the highway among a few trees.

Airport rest area 50 km

9km W of Tamworth (R) or 70km E of Gunnedah (L)

Adjacent to the highway and opposite the airport.

Woolbrook rest area 63 km

At Woolbrook

Grassed area 1km off the highway on the riverbank.

Bendemeer park area 65 km

At Bendemeer

At the memorial park via the street into town. 

Scone park area 70 km

At Scone

Opposite the information centre at the Tribute to the Horse monument.

Walcha East rest area 70 km

159km NW of Wauchope (R) or 5km SE of Walcha (L)

Just off the highway near a few trees.

Tia River rest area 74 km

128km NW of Wauchope (L) or 36km SE of Walcha (R)

Adjacent to the highway overlooking the river.

Stoney Creek rest area 76 km

141km NW of Wauchope (L) or 23km SE of Walcha (R)

Adjacent to the highway on the banks of the creek.

Apsley Falls camping area 76 km

T/O 145km NW of Wauchope (R) or 19km SE of Walcha (L)

Secluded in the forest 1km north of the highway near the falls in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park.

Tia Falls camping area 77 km

T/O 129km NW of Wauchope (R) or 35km SE of Walcha (L)

Secluded in the scrub 6km (unsealed) north of the highway near the falls in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park.

Aberdeen park area 80 km

At Aberdeen

Adjacent to the highway on the north side of town.

Kyabra rest area 83 km

72km N of Tamworth (L) or 39km S of Armidale (R)

Small area adjacent to the highway. Good shade.

Vietnam War Memorial park area 89 km

2km N of Muswellbrook (R) or 23km S of Scone (L)

Adjacent to the highway at the memorial.

Thunderbolts Rock park area 91 km

82km N of Tamworth (R) or 29km S of Armidale (L)

Just off the highway behind the rock.

Stockyard Creek rest area 98 km

81km W of Wauchope (L) or 83km SE of Walcha (R)

Just off the highway surrounded by dense forest.

What's on around town

Go for Gold Chinese Festival: Easter.

Nundle Dog Race: May.

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