Arts, culture and heritage in Nundle
The gold rushes of the 1850s brought people to Nundle from all over the world. Today, a plaque in the grounds of the Nundle Museum honours the miners, market gardeners and storekeepers who lived and worked here.
The historic village of Nundle lies 60 km south-east of Tamworth, at the start of the Fossicker's Way Touring Route. The drive takes you through fertile river-flat farms and rich grazing lands of Country NSW.
From the 1850s to the 1880s, many joined the rush to local gold diggings, including Chinese migrants who worked as miners, storekeepers and gardeners. Today, the annual Nundle Go For Gold Chinese Festival, which takes place over Easter, celebrates their contribution to Nundle's heritage.
Around Nundle, you'll find other reminders of its fossicking past. Do some fossicking yourself, or admire the sparkling gems and minerals on display at the Nundle Visitor Information Centre. Visit the historic Nundle Woollen Mill and buy colourful knits, or check out homewares at Odgers and McClelland, a beautifully preserved 19th-century general store.
Dine in local cafes and pubs, or stock up on fresh veggies and homemade cakes and pies at Nundle Craft Co-operative. At Arc-en-Ciel Trout Farm, learn about trout farming and taste the delicious local product.