Fossicking

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If searching for your very own piece of gold sounds enticing, then why not try your hand at fossicking?  Nundle and Hanging Rock are part of the Fossickers Way, which stretches from Nundle to Glen Innes via Inverell, taking in some of the best fossicking sites in NSW.

Along with gold and gemstones, some of the less tangible treasures of the Nundle district are the fresh mountain air, fascinating history and stunning natural vistas.

Pull into the Nundle Tourist Information Outlet to pick up a map of local fossicking locations and tips on how to look for gold. Gold pans are available to hire at the adjacent Fossickers Tourist Park or at the Mount Misery Gold Mine Café just around the corner.

Armed with your fossicking tools, you can set off toward the Peel River just a short distance from the village centre, where you’ll come across your first fossicking area. Gold is usually found in the sand and gravel at the river’s edge, so you don’t need to go into the water. 

A further 3.5km along the river is the second largest fossicking area in Nundle. Amenities are available here. 

For lunch, enjoy a picnic by the Peel River, or experience some genuine country hospitality and great grub in the village at Café Nundle on the Park or the Mount Misery Gold Mine Café. 

The Peel Inn in the heart of Nundle also offers a delicious menu of pub classics and daily specials to enjoy inside by the cosy wood fire, on the back deck where there’s plenty of space for the little ones, or out on the front veranda where you can sit back and soak up the serenity.

Nundle Tourist Information Centre | 103 Jenkins Street, Nundle | P: 02 6769 3026 

 

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