Welcome to the Tamworth Region
Hills of Gold
The peace and quiet, beautiful hills, and boutique businesses in and around Nundle often give visitors reason to lengthen their stay in this unique country NSW town. People turn off the New England Highway, intrigued by the many signs to Nundle between Wallabadah and Nemingha, and discover there is too much to do in a day.
Nundle and Hanging Rock have a small population (about 300 people) and traditionally punch above their weight when it comes to quintessential country hospitality, quirky events, and community services. The towns are just 10km, but a dramatic 600m elevation apart, creating extraordinary differences in climate, plantings, and landscape. Why not contact our Visitor Information Centre.
Download a map of Nundle (PDF 4.8MB), or pick one up at one of our regional Visitor Information Outlets.
Top Five Experiences
- A visit to the 184-hectare Arc-en-Ciel Trout Farm, located high in the ranges at Hanging Rock, will show the diversity of the landscape. You can join a tour of the trout-growing ponds and see fish from fingerlings to harvest size, or do some catch-and-keep fishing in the farm dam. If the trout don’t jump on the hook, there’s always the farm shop. Arc-en-Ciel Trout Farm is open three days a week. See www.rainbowtrout.com.au for recipe inspiration. Arc-en-ciel trout products are also available at Nundle Friendly Grocer, Café Nundle on the Park and on the menu at The Peel Inn.
- The award-winning Nundle Woollen Mill is a must-see attraction when you visit, with almost 25,000 visitors witnessing the mill’s antique machinery at work each year. Also available is an exciting selection of hand knits and Australian-designed wool fashion. The famous Nundle socks are hard to pass up! If you have children play in the wool-themed architect-designed playground (beside the mill), including giant knitting needle swings and miniature shearing shed.
- Hanging Rock Lookout is a short 20-minute drive from Nundle, and you can enjoy a picnic nearby at the Log Cabin Picnic Area. The lookout offers spectacular views of the Peel Valley. With an elevation of 1100m, you might be lucky enough to experience a dusting of snow on the colder winter days. Other great spots to explore in the great outdoors include Sheba Dams and Ponderosa Park.
- Browse Odgers and McClelland Exchange Stores for hard-to-find, traditional housewares. For antique lovers,Jenkins Street Antiques and Fine China are a must. For a unique range of gifts, Old Church Boutique, Sacs on Jenkins, Cottage on the Hill, Stormcrow Studioand Nundle Craft will have you covered. Check out the other great shopping options in Nundle here.
- To learn about the region’s gold mining history, you can’t go past a visit to the Mount Misery Gold Mine Café’s recreated gold mine, Nundle Museum, the Peel Inn and the Nundle Visitor Information Outlet including the Gil Bennett Rocks, Gems and Minerals Collection.
Learn more about Nundle
Check out our STAY and EAT pages for a list of your options on your visit to Nundle.
To find out about what's on in the Tamworth region including Nundle, check out our events listing.
To explore Nundle - Hills of Gold further, visit the Nundle community website or pop in to the Nundle Visitor Information outlet at 103 Jenkins St Nundle.