Visit our Mill

Each year, over 30,000 visitors make the journey to our little town to tour Nundle Woollen Mill.

In our regular tours, visitors marvel at our antique machines humming away as they work their magic to turn bales of the finest Australian merino wool into yarns in the vibrant colours for which we have become famous.

A visit to the Mill is a chance to reconnect with Australia’s wool heritage and browse our yarns, clothing and accessories.

We have been finalists and winners in the Australian Tourism Awards, New South Wales Tourism Awards and Inland Tourism Awards.

We welcome independent travellers and groups.

For all tour bookings, please call 1300 NUNDLE (1300 686 353).

Free guided tours
2pm Monday to Friday (allow 45 mins)

Tours at other times by arrangement:

Tour only (allow 45 mins)
$3.00/head (minimum 8 people)

Morning/Afternoon Tea Tour (allow 1.5 hours)
Coffee or tea and lots of homemade cakes
$9.00/head (minimum 10 people)

Lunch Tour (allow 2 hours)
Soup, wraps, cakes with tea or coffee
$15.00 / head (minimum 10 people)

About Nundle Woollen Mill

Visitors to Nundle Woollen Mill are sometimes surprised that it’s so young, having first opened on Australia Day 2001.

What gives the Mill its aura of history? Perhaps it’s the machinery housed inside.

Most of it has been sourced from long dormant mills and lovingly restored.

Everything we do is driven by three passions.

We want to add an element of entertainment to craft supplies.

We want our customers to feel attractive and fashionable in the garments we sell.

And we want to create a reconnection with Australia’s wool heritage.

Do come and visit us.

Nick & Kylie Bradford and team

From bale to bobbin to beanie - Nundle Woollen Mill

Our clever customers

Many customers have become friends. They share photos of the garments and soft furnishings they create with our yarns. They share patterns, stories and tips.

Some of our customers learnt to knit from their country grandmothers. Some knit with friends in inner city cafés. Some have turned their love of knitting into thriving businesses. Others create fine art.

Our customers make us look good with their creativity.

All our yarns have stories - Nundle Woollen Mill

Our machines

Woollen mills were once common in Australia. Today some of the machines that operated in these defunct mills now hum productively in our Mill.

Several of our machines were relocated from the JL McGregor Mill in Geelong, Victoria to Nundle in 2000.

They were manufactured by famous textile machinery manufactures and have been passionately restored by us.

Nundle Woollen Mill Machine. 1 – the Opener
Nundle Woollen Mill Machine 2 - The Carding Machine
Nundle Woollen Mill Machine 3 - the Whitin Spinning Machine
Nundle Woollen Mill Machine 4 - The Dandy Rover
Nundle Woollen Mill Machine 5 - The Hank Reeling Machine
Nundle Woollen Mill Machine 6 - The Dye House
Nundle Woollen Mill Machine 7 - the Cone Winder
Nundle Woollen Mill Machine 8 - The Ball Winding Machine
View machine details

Our store

Even if you can’t get to the Mill, you can still buy the products we make and sell.

Click here to visit our online store.

We hope you find what you’re looking for.

Do call us if you have any questions.

Our trusty Mill wheels - Nundle Woollen Mill

Nundle’s story

Nundle was one of the first wool producing areas in Australia, with the first land grants in the region being to the Australian Agricultural Company in 1837 (Goonoo Goonoo Station) and the Wombramurra Station in 1847.

The village of Nundle was established in 1853 on the northern corner of the Wombramurra run. Set on the banks of the Peel River, the village grew out of the gold rushes and there are several buildings and relics dating from this period.

By the 1860s the Nundle area was famous throughout the UK and Europe for producing the finest merino wool in the world, a tradition we aim to keep alive with the Mill.

Nundle is about 4½ hours from Sydney and 50 minutes from Tamworth.

Nundle never leaves you

Awards

Proud as Punch and happy as a dog with 2 tails

We’re delighted to be a finalist in the 2016 New South Wales Tourism Awards.

We couldn’t have done it without you, our customers. Thank you for your support.

NSW Tourism Awards 2016 finalist

The greatest reward for the passion we put into the Mill is that 30,000 people choose to travel here each year, to reconnect with Australia’s rich wool heritage and to see a traditional woollen mill in operation. We’re honoured that our Mill has been recognised in regional, state and national tourism awards.

Regional Tourism Awards - 2016 Gold - Judges Award
Inland Tourism Awards - Heritage and Cultural Tourism winner 2013
NSW Tourism Awards - 2014 Gold Award
NSW Tourism Awards 2015 Silver Award
Travel In Inland Tourism Awards 2015 Cultural Tourism Winner
2014 Finalist Australian Tourism Awards

Get in touch

Nundle Woollen Mill

35 Oakenville St
Nundle, NSW 2340
Australia
Phone: 1300 686 353
Phone (if outside Australia): + 61 2 6769 3330
Online Sales: sales@nundle.store
Online store:

Open 7 days a week from 10am till 4pm.

We’d love to hear from you. Send us an email.