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Royal Hotel

Hill End Historic Site


Transport yourself back to the gold rush era at the historic Royal Hotel, where you can stop for a drink or bite to eat in the bistro or beer garden, after exploring the abundant heritage at Hill End Historic Site.

Cafes and kiosks
Hill End Historic Site
Opening times

Open 7 days a week.

Please note

The Royal Hotel is a privately-run business within Hill End Historic Site. Please visit the hotel's website for enquiries.

In its heyday, Hill End had enough thirsty residents to service a whopping 28 pubs. Now, the Royal Hotel is the only remaining public house in town, offering drinks and dining in it's licensed bar, or the family-friendly dining room or outdoor garden bistro.

Shoot some pool, check out the memorabilia from days of old, relax by the wood fire in winter, or refuel before discovering the heritage attractions and gold mining relics on a self-guided or guided tour.

Built in 1872, this two-storey historic hotel has seen extensive restoration works, but the charm of the gold rush era remains. This privately-run hotel also offers accommodation upstairs. Book directly with The Royal Hotel.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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Conservation program:

Hill End Historic Site buildings conservation

A gold mining site since the 1850s, Hill End Historic Site is listed on the State Heritage Register for its cultural, scientific, and social value to generations of Australians. Located approximately 300km north-west of Sydney, Hill End is the focus of an ongoing conservation and adaptive re-use program to safeguard its valuable history.

Northeys Store, Hill End Historic Site. Photo: John Spencer

Park info

  • in Hill End Historic Site in the Country NSW region
  • Hill End Historic Site is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    • Hill End area office
      (02) 6337 8206
      Contact hours: Monday to Friday 8.30am-4.30pm daily (closed 12.30pm-1.30pm). Closed weekends and public holidays.
    • Beyers Avenue, Hill End NSW
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Royal Hotel, Hill End Historic Site. Photo: John Spencer