Nestled between the Peel River and Great Dividing Range, the scenery is superb in this historic mining village in the New England region of NSW. Nundle is great for gold and sapphire fossicking, admiring colonial heritage, and fishing at the Arc-en-Ciel Trout Farm and the Chaffey Dam.

A stop on the Fossickers Way touring route in gemstone country, Nundle is 50 minutes’ drive from Tamworth and 4h 30min from Sydney. Places to stay include a riverside tourist park, cottages, sheep station, motel and the 1860-built Peel Inn, a pub with a lovely beer garden.

A father holding his child outside Nundle Woollen Mill, Nundle

Pop into the Nundle Visitor Information Centre on Jenkins Street for brochures and tips on things to do in the area. The splendid Gil Bennet collection of rare minerals and sparkling crystals is in the centre. You can explore the colonial gold rush at the Mount Misery Gold Mine Museum and Cafe.

Gold fever struck the district in the 1850s. Many joined the gold rush, including Chinese migrants. The annual Nundle Go for Gold Chinese Easter Festival celebrates their contribution to Nundle’s heritage. You’ll find more great festivals and shows in the Nundle events calendar.

Lion dancers performing on poles, Nundle Go for Gold Chinese Easter Festival

The Great Nundle Dog Race in May is a fantastic family day out, with novelty dog races and fun activities for kids. Try delicious regional produce at the Nundle Country Picnic in March, held in the pretty grounds of the Nundle Woollen Mill, one of the last operating spinning mills in Australia.

You can buy colourful knits and woollen socks at the mill’s shop. For more shopping pursuits, head to Odgers and McClelland, which is located in a beautifully preserved 19th century village store. Other shops include Ratters Flat Curios, Volcania Art Glass and Sacs on Jenkins.


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  1. Nundle Go For Gold Chinese Easter Festival

    Saturday 20 April 2019 to Sunday 21 April 2019 , Nundle

    Nundle Go for Gold Chinese Easter Festival is a celebration of Nundle's gold fields history and the Chinese and European miners that helped form the town in the mid to late 1800s. The annual festival is held on Easter Saturday and…

    20 Apr - 21 Apr
  2. Great Nundle Dog Race

    Sunday 05 May 2019 , Nundle

    The Great Nundle Dog Race at Nundle Recreation Ground attracts more than 1,000 people and dogs for a day of novelty dog races, high jump, doggy derby, and best dressed dog. The day culminates with the Great Nundle Dog Race for working dogs…

    05 May
  3. Hats Off To Country - Christmas in July

    Saturday 13 July 2019 to Sunday 14 July 2019 , Nundle

    The DAG Sheep Station celebrates the 2019 Hats Off to Country Festival featuring Christmas in July lunch, dinner and dessert. Songwriters @ The DAG featuring Luke O'Shea, Felicty Urquhart, Lyn Bowtell, Kevin Bennett, Aleyce Simmonds and…

    13 Jul - 14 Jul