The Mill

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Visit the Mill

The Creswick Woollen Mill has over 65 years of history to draw upon, and is now the only remaining Woollen Coloured Spinning Mill of its type left in Australia. It is the Mill’s high quality of its products that has allowed it to survive in this now dying Australian industry.

Creswick offers luxurious, high quality natural fibre products designed with Australian conditions in mind. Unique products created at the Mill include Alpaca blankets, throws, scarves and much more.

Visit the comprehensive knitwear store and see a great selection of natural-fibre fashion for men, women and children. With factory outlet prices, you can save up to 70% off recommended retail prices.

Conveniently located between Ballarat and Daylesford, the Mills is a perfect destination for daytrippers, holiday makers and tour groups, both large and small.

A typical visit to the Mills can include alpaca viewing deck, an information and history tour of the working machinery and a chance to have your photograph taken while feeding our friendly alpacas. Why not browse through the Ryzowy Gallery and take home an Australian made alpaca product made right here at the Mill.

Introducing “A Very Fine Yarn”

Introducing our sensational new tourism development at Creswick Woollen Mills.

With the assistance of $100,000 Federal TQUAL grant we have completed a $500,000+ development to create an amazing Tourism Interpretive Space focusing on the History of the Woollen Mills, the History of the late founder Paul Ryzowy as well as a world class interpretation of Natural Fibres.

The Creswick Woollen Mills tourism experience “A Very Fine Yarn” showcases the journey of fibre; all the way from its source on the alpaca, through the manufacturing process and how it ends up on the shop shelf. The exhibit gives a great insight into natural fibre, how luxurious fibres are processed and gives visitors a chance to see Australian manufacturing as it happens. Visitors have the chance to meet our resident alpacas and purchase Australian products made right at the Mill

Tours are 11am, 12noon, 1pm & 2pm daily.

$15 per adult (includes up to three children free) entry fee is redeemable as a $15 discount on purchases over $50. $10 per senior or pre-arranged tour over 8 people. Entry fee is redeemable as a $10 discount on purchases over $40.

Tour lengths are: Discovery 5-15 minutes; Fibre Experience 5-10 minutes; Fleece Tunnel 1-5 minutes; Process Walkway 5-20 minutes.

How to Find Us

Creswick Woollen Mills is located in Railway Parade, just off the Clunes road. Whether travelling from Ballarat, Daylesford or Clunes, look for road signage that will direct you to the Mills.

Alternatively visitors to Creswick can be guided to the Mills by the directions of the welcoming volunteers at the Visitor Information Centre.
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Parking and Accessibility

Ample FREE parking can be found at the Mills. Access for coaches and caravans is also available.

Disabled Access

We ensure that all visitors can access and enjoy our wonderful attraction, including access to the self guided tour and the alpaca viewing deck. Disabled access/facilities available at the Creswick Woollen Mills include parking and toilets.

Our Story

Established in 1947 Creswick Woollen Mills is the home of luxurious, natural fibre products


Get crafty with Creswick's Merino Wool fabrics. Buy in bulk and pay wholesale prices
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Alpaca Blankets

Warm yourself up naturally with Creswick Woollen Mills' collection of luxurious, natural Australian made Alpaca blankets
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