Mortels Sheepskin Factory
Mortels Sheepskin Factory is a multi-award winning Australian owned family business in the Hunter Region, two hours north of Sydney, and is the oldest continuously operating ugg boot factory in the world. Mortels is a place to explore history, food, and culture.
Purpose built Australiana shearing shed style premises and fully guided tours are conducted through the factory where visitors can experience the sights and sounds of a fully operational manufacturing plant. Founded in 1958, Mortels manufacturing base is located at Thornton, and retail their locally manufactured product from showrooms in both Thornton and Warners Bay.
Mortels only distribute in Australia through their own retail outlets to preserve their brand and the quality of Australian manufacturing. They also offer a large range of their products through their website. Mortels sheepskins are specially selected from Australian grown sheep.
Visit The Sheep's Back Museum to enjoy the history of the UGG boot and other culturally significant stories throughout the history of sheepskin manufacturing and raising of wool throughout Australia. The onsite cafe offers a tasty all day breakfast or lunch and don't forget the gift gallery.
Mortels Sheepskin Factory is proud to be the home of The Big UGG Boots - the biggest ugg boots in the world. Australia’s iconic UGGs are a significant landmark that offers a prime photo opportunity.
Actively welcomes people with access needs.
Adhere to The Food Authority requirements for allergy management in food preparation
Caters for people who use a wheelchair.
Caters for people with allergies and intolerances.
Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)
Have a step free main entrance to the building and/or reception area (includes ramps or slopes with a maximum gradient of 1:14, otherwise are too steep for wheelchairs)
Have a wheelchair accessible toilet / shower and change room
Have an accessible public toilet which is unlocked
Have doorways which are easy to open and have lever handles (doorways 850mm or wider when open and not heavy)
Have equipment to respond to anaphylactic shock such as epi–pens and defibrillator
Have grab rails in the bathroom
Have step free access to restaurant, lounge and bar
Have step free outdoor pathways (includes picnic areas, barbecues and shelters)
Modify your cooking and cleaning practices to cater for people with food allergies or chemical intolerances (could include menus with meals free from: nuts, dairy, seafood, eggs, gluten etc)
Provide seating in common areas including reception area
Use floors/coverings which are slip resistant, firm and smooth
Use non-slip tiles in the bathroom or slip resistant matting