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Athol

Hill End Historic Site

Overview

Athol is a heritage home built in Hill End in 1890. Italianate features and marble interiors, this is a charming historic building old gold mining town in Central NSW.

Type
Historic buildings/places
Where
Hill End Historic Site
Price
Free
Please note
  • Athol is a private house and not open to the public
  • Please be mindful of residents when visiting this historic house

Athol is a lovely historic home built in townhouse-style in the late 1800s. View the façade of this heritage building. Grander than its mining town surroundings of rusted iron and brick remains, Athol offers a peek into some of the wealth that was generated during the gold rush time.

If you’re taking an easy walk around Hill End Historic Site, you might like to see Holtermann’s Corner too. The large store was built in 1872 with the discovery of the world's largest ever gold piece 93.3 kg of pure gold.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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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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