Hill End Historic Site NPWS

Blue Mountains

Overview

Explore heritage buildings and mine relics and discover colonial life during the gold rush at Hill End Historic Site. Explore the town on a self-guided tour starting at the Hill End Heritage Centre, where you’ll find streetscapes and buildings little changed since the village’s 1870s goldmining heyday. You can also camp out or stay in heritage accommodation.

Description

Explore the town on a self-guided tour starting at the Hill End Heritage Centre, where you’ll find streetscapes and buildings little changed since the village’s 1870s goldmining heyday. Join a tour of impressive Craigmoor House for an intriguing peek into the past, try your luck gold panning at the Fossicking Ground, and experience the subterranean world of a colonial goldminer on a guided tour of Bald Hill Tourist Mine. Spend a couple of days uncovering the layers of history at this remarkable site, home to a thriving community and artists’ retreat. You can camp at one of two campgrounds, or stay in self-contained heritage accommodation in town. Nature lovers can discover cottage-style gardens in summer, autumn colours along historic avenues of elm, oak, Monterey pine and London plane trees. You may even spot a wallaby or kangaroo wandering around the village. As the sun goes down, head to Bald Hill, Beaufoy Merlins or Split Rock lookout for that perfect sunset snap. Then stop at the Royal Hotel for a pint with the locals.

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