Introducting “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.

Free entry to the Mill’s A Very Fine Yarn interactive exhibit when you show your RACV card.
Limit to two entries per RACV membership card, not to be used in conjunction with any other offer, excludes group bookings, RACV membership card to be shown before entry.

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.

Creswick Woollen Mills Tourism Experience

A Day at the Mill


Morning Tea

Enjoy a cup of St. Ali coffee on arrival or a freshly baked treats from our range of locally produced cakes and slices.


History Tour

Experience ‘A Very Fine Yarn’, our interactive exhibit that showcases the journey of natural fibres and the historu of Creswick Woollen Mills


The Mill Café has a hearty meny that champions local produce, including some grown in our garden. Our menu changes seasonally and offers and dish to suit every taste bud.


Farmer Cameron Alpaca Experience

Meet Farmer Cameron, our resident animal expert who will walk you through our enclosure allowing you to get up close and personal with our animals - including alpacas, sheep and goats - to feed and pat them.


Afternoon Tea

Take a pit stop before your trip home and refresh and refuel with a fresh drink or take away snack.