Nundle is a village (population 496 in 2016) in the New England region of New South Wales in Australia.

UnderstandEdit

Nundle was founded in 1852 when gold was discovered at the nearby Hanging Rock diggings. Nundle has several notable historical buildings, and one can prospect for gold, minerals, and gemstones in the surrounding district. The nearby Hanging Rock Lookout offers impressive views over the Peel River valley.

Visitor information centreEdit

Get inEdit

Nundle is 59 km (48 min) south-east of Tamworth via New England Highway (A15)/Oxley Highway (B56) south-eastbound, turn right onto Nundle Rd (Tourist Drive 23), at the roundabout near St Michael's Church turn right and continue on Nundle Road, continue through Woolomin, pass Chaffey Dam on the right, at the intersection with River Road turn right and continue on Nundle Road, and continue ahead into Nundle.

Nundle is 60 km (42 min) north-east of Willow Tree via New England Highway (A15) northbound, pass the Kamilaroi Highway (B51) turn-off on the left, through Wallabadah, turn right/east onto Lindsays Gap Road, turn right/south onto Nundle Road, and continue ahead into Nundle.

Nundle is 56.5 km (41 min) east of Quirindi via Henry Street/Dewhurst Street/Wallabadah Road, at Wallabadah turn left/north onto the New England Highway (A15), turn right/east onto Lindsays Gap Road, turn right/south onto Nundle Road, and continue ahead into Nundle.

Get aroundEdit

Private transport is essential, as there is no taxi service nor is there a local bus service in Nundle.

The nearest car rental agencies are in Tamworth and Quirindi.

SeeEdit

In and near townEdit

 
View of the Peel River valley and Nundle from the Hanging Rock Lookout
  • 1 Hanging Rock Lookout (8.5 km south-east of Nundle via Oakenville Street eastbound, turn left onto Old Hanging Rock Road, pass the Happy Valley Road turn-off on the left and continue ahead as Barry Road, at the four-way intersection turn right/south onto Hanging Rock Lookout Road, continue ahead to the lookout). Awesome views of the Peel River valley. Picnic area nearby.
  • 2 Nundle Woollen Mill, 35 Oakenville St, +61 2 6769 3330, toll-free: 1300 686 353, . M-Su 10AM-4PM. One of the few operating spinning mills in the country. Go on the informative tour and see how wool is turned into beautiful knitting yarn. Mill machinery only operates M-F.
  • 3 Mount Misery Gold Mine Museum, Guesthouse and Cafe, 80 Gill Street (corner of Gill Street and Oakenville Street), +61 2 67 693 459, . W-M 8:30AM-3PM, Tu closed.

Out of townEdit

  • 4 Chaffey Dam, Nundle Road (17 km north of Nundle via Nundle Road westbound, pass the Lindsays Gap Road turn-off on the left, pass the West Bank Road turn-off on the left, turn left/north onto Nundle Road again, parking on the left). Dam built to supply water for Tamworth. Camping. Picnic areas. Toilets. Fishing. Shower facilities. Boat ramps. Water sports. Bushwalking. Pets must be kept on a leash at all times. No model airplanes or drones. Camping $5 per vehicle - reservations essential, phone +61 429 621 043.

DoEdit

EventsEdit

  • 1 Great Nundle Dog Race, Oaknville Street westbound (Nundle Recreation Ground, near the Peel River bridge), +61 2 6769 3253, . First Su in May. A fun day of novelty dog races, high jumps, doggy derby, best dressed dog, culminating in the Great Nundle Dog Race. An annual fundraiser for the local school. Food and refreshments available.
  • Nundle Country Picnic, 35 Oakenville Street (Nundle Woollen Mill), +61 409 616 406, . Held in Apr. Held on the grounds of the Nundle Woollen Mill, enjoy a picnic lunch, listen to live music, view fashion parades, browse antiques, housewares, and crafts. Children's play area provided. Bookings are essential. See the fees here.
  • Nundle Go For Gold Chinese Easter Festival, +61 2 6769 3026, . Held at Easter. This festival celebrates the history of Nundle's golf fields and the Chinese and European miners that helped Nundle to develop from the 1850s. Chinese dance performances, live music, try your hand at panning for gold, browse the market stalls. Activities for children as well.

SportsEdit

  • 2 Nundle Swimming Pool, Jenkins Street (near Nundle Cafe), +61 2 6769 3111. Season: mid Oct-end Mar, phone for hours. 25 m 5-lane swimming pool with disabled access, shade-covered infants' wading pool, shade-covered picnic tables, grassed areas. No kiosk. Barbecues in park next to pool.

BuyEdit

Self cateringEdit

EatEdit

DrinkEdit

SleepEdit

HotelsEdit

  • Peel Inn Hotel, 89 Jenkins St (corner of Jenkins Street and Oakenville Street), +61 2 6769 3377. Check-in: 2-9PM, check-out: 10AM. Old-fashioned country accommodation and pub. The rooms have started to look a little worn down. Free on-site parking. Shared or ensuite bathrooms. Free WiFi in rooms. No pets. Phone for rates and availability.

MotelsEdit

  • 1 Nundle Accommdation (Hills of Gold Motel), 76-78 Jenkins Street (corner of Jenkins Street and Oakenville Street, opposite the Peel Inn Hotel - entrance is in Oakenville Street), +61 2 67693222, . 7 rooms with free WiFi, free guest parking, free breakfast (hot breakfast option available), tea and coffee making facilities, ironing facilities, flat-screen TV.

Guest housesEdit

Caravan parks and campingEdit

CopeEdit

EmergencyEdit

FuelEdit

  • Cafe Nundle on the Park (Nundle Cafe and Fuel), 90-92 Jenkins St, +61 2 6769 3030. M-Su 8AM-6PM. Petrol station.

Public telephonesEdit

  • Public telephone (corner of Oakenville Street and Jenkins Street, next to the post office, opposite the Peel Inn Hotel).

Public toiletsEdit

  • 3 Public toilets, 101 Jenkins Street (Nundle Memorial Hall, opposite Nundle Cafe). Open 24 hours. Disabled access.
  • Public toilets, Oakenville Street westbound (Nundle Recreation Ground). Open 24 hours.

BanksEdit

There are no banks and no ATMs in Nundle. It is advised to do any necessary banking and to obtain sufficient cash before departing for Nundle, and to use EFTPOS whenever possible while there.

  • Bank@Post (Australia Post), 37 Oakenville Street (corner of Oakenville Street and Jenkins Street, opposite the Peel Inn Hotel). M-F 9AM-1:30PM, 2:30-5PM. Agent for Commonwealth Bank, Westpac Bank, and National Australia Bank

ServicesEdit

  • 4 Australia Post, 37 Oakenville Street (corner of Oakenville Street and Jenkins Street, opposite the Peel Inn Hotel). M-F 9AM-1:30PM, 2:30-5PM.

Go nextEdit

  • Tamworth - north-west of Nundle: 83.5 km via Nundle Road westbound, turn left onto Lindsays Gap Road, turn right/north onto the New England Highway (A15), continue ahead to Tamworth (59 min)
  • Quirindi - west of Nundle: 56.5 km via Nundle Road westbound, turn left onto Lindsays Gap Road, turn left/south onto the New England Highway (A15), in Wallabadah turn right/west onto Maria Street/Wallabadah Road, continue ahead to Quirindi (40 min)
  • Willow Tree - south-west of Nundle: 60 km via Nundle Road westbound, turn left onto Lindsays Gap Road, turn left/south onto the New England Highway (A15), continue through Wallabadah, pass the Kamilaroi Highway (B51) turn-off on the right, continue ahead to Willow Tree (43 min)
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