Bendigo is known for many iconic businesses that have been the backbone of this thriving regional city including Bendigo Woollen Mills, Bendigo Pottery and Sandhurst Dairy, to name a few.
Bendigo Woollen Mills began when two families came together to create a local mill in the original location in Kangaroo Flat. Since then the company has grown and built a worldwide reputation for quality products. They are now Australia’s largest hand knitting & crafting yarn mail order manufacturer producing yarn from Australian grown wool from the NSW Highlands region.
The historic buildings occupied by the mills form part of Bendigo’s rich history and were built in 1901 by the Bendigo Electric Supply Company and were part of the Bendigo power generating and tramways complex. Coal powered generators – which used to be located in the main factory building – provided all of Bendigo’s electricity including the tramways system. In 1934 the State Electricity Commission of Victoria (SECV) took over the buildings and continued to operate for many years. In 1988 Bendigo Woollen Mills purchased the powerhouse buildings from the SECV and moved their operations to this iconic historical building.
At the time of writing this post the Factory Outlet was closed due to Covid-19 and we hope it will re-open once restrictions have been lifted so that more people can visit the store in person and enjoy the sensory impact in person of the beautiful yarns produced by our local mills.
Once restrictions are eased and you are once again able to visit Bendigo for a trip to the Woollen Mills why not make it a weekend and stay with us to enjoy all the park has to offer and explore our gorgeous city. Take a look at our range of accommodation to suit every budget including our new Glamping Tents.