Nickelby At Darnum

Aerial View of Nickelby At Darnum; part olive grove, shop, section of the farm and the Strzelecki Ranges

Aerial View of Nickelby At Darnum; part olive grove, shop, section of the farm and the Strzelecki Ranges

308 Darnum Shady Creek Road Darnum

ph 0419 550 301

Open Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday 10am-5pm

Friday open for 'Wine & Dine with the Alpacas'

Sunday and public holidays by appointment

Closed Monday and Tuesday


Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day & Good Friday

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Exciting news…..we have opened another store in Yarragon called “Campbell Street Emporium”. We have teamed together with another three artists and we are stocking Nickelby Designs in the wonderful space. It is open six days (closed Tuesday) 10-4 and Sunday 11-4. So now you have two places to shop! 

What is it like to wear alpaca? Nothing in this world compares.

Garments made from alpaca cannot be surpassed when it comes to comfort and wearability. Softer, lighter, warmer than wool and it doesn't prickle. What is not to love.

Come and visit Nickelby At Darnum when you are next in wonderful West Gippsland or if you are unable to visit then have a browse through our online shop however not everything is up for sale online.  If you do visit why not bring your friends, book in for a lunch, come and enjoy all that our region has to offer here in West Gippsland, literally, from some suburbs, only 1 hour from Melbourne and no traffic lights!  We are easy to find, Darnum is between Warragul and Yarragon on the Princes Highway and we are just 3km off the highway with sealed roads.  Feel free to just pop in and have a look around on any day we are open.

Another option is if you are on your way to East Gippsland and are looking for a bit of a break for coffee and cake then we are the perfect place to help you unwind from the city stresses

We look forward to seeing you soon



Nickelby Designs

In early 2016 Angela travelled to Japan to learn SAORI Weaving.  SAORI Weaving is freeform weaving where you live in a world where there are no mistakes, no patterns, no structure, just weave what comes, what inspires you on the day. Angela works mainly in alpaca and often dyes her own yarns and so this, along with the freeform nature of the weaving means that every piece is unique, a one off piece of artwork that has spoken to Angela throughout the process.  Angela shares her world via her blogs so pop on over and read the latest happenings in the studio and on the farm

Wine & Dine with the Alpacas

Stressed? It is your turn to organise the next lunch with the girls? You want somewhere different? Don't want to drive too far but you have "done" all the places in town.  Well how about coming to Nickelby At Darnum and bring with you up to 9 friends.

Imagine.... you arrive and are handed a glass of Gippsland bubbles and while you wait for your friends to arrive you say hello to Miss Patsy, our cuddliest alpaca.  Then sit down to enjoy a platter of local produce from Gippsland's famous cheese to Noojee Alpine Trout, with Gippsland wine at the table. Sit inside or outside enjoying the views if weather permits. Finish with coffee and home made cake. 

During your leisurely lunch you can browse the shop, quiz Angela on her work, chat to an alpaca or meander through the olive grove or just sit and chat. Any purchases on that day receive a 10% discount. Need to update your wardrobe? Then lunch is practically free!

Stay all day or we can organise a trip to a local gallery or artists studio.

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Chicken & Bubbles

Minimum 4 people - Maximum 25!

So a sit down lunch is not your style.  You and your friends are more the get down and grove with the alpacas and do stuff kinda group.  Well our "Chicken & Bubbles" day is the answer to your next gathering.

We are well known for our "Nickelby's yummy chicken sandwiches" and they go so well with a glass of bubbles and it makes it even more yummy if you eat and drink whilst having a go at felting or taking selfies with the alpacas.  So why not book a group to come and eat our "yummy chicken sandwiches", have a glass of bubbles* and try your hand at felting or take a sefie. Sit at a table or picnic on the lawn, the choice is yours

All this for $25 per person

*additional drinks available at bar prices.

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