South west of Walcha is the picturesque tiny farming town of Nundle and this was our destination this day.
Travelling upon the back roads via Woolbrook, we passed the beautiful Albaldie Nature Reserve – on this list for next time – taking in the sights of the beautiful countryside.
Just outside of the township, was the picturesque Chaffey Dam.
With rains few and far between, and water low, coming across the moving of sheep from one paddock to another, had been a regular occurence. Even in this day and age, horses are still utilised.
Once in Nundle,
a picnic was had in the tiny park. Beautifully set up, it was perfect for the young
The highlight was our visit to the small Nundle Woollen Mill, which still runs on the original equipment.
Reliques of yesteryear were dotted here and there,
whilst inside the working equipment was on view.
Homeward bound, a we took a different route along the Nundle Forest Way. We had never seen so many dead wombats – all hit by the logging trucks at a guess- and are pretty sure we sighted one of the rare wallaby species. A stop was made and we took in the view.
Halting at a planting of exquisite sycamore trees that had been planted alongside the river bed, we were treated by the chorus of the frogs.
The day was complete as we were slowed by the farmer toddling along on his aged tractor.