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Valentines mine

Hill End Historic Site


Valentines mine is a short drive from Hill End’s town centre. Here you’ll discover Australia’s reef mining history.

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Hill End Historic Site

Valentines mine showcases the beauty of the Australian bushland along with the rich history of Hill End Historic Site.  You just need to drive a short distance from Hill End’s centre and you’ll arrive at Valentines to find some of the oldest mining remnants in Australia.

A mining water tank and a stamper battery used to crush the quartz ready for gold separation give a colourful insight into what the mine may have looked like while operating.

Whether you’re looking for a great day trip from Bathurst, Mudgee or even Dubbo, this rugged Australian bushland is a great place where you can enjoy a rest in the shade of native cherry trees, with wildflowers a perfect accompaniment to a relaxing picnic.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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Edward River canoe and kayak trail, Murray Valley National Park. Photo: David Finnegan.

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Mountain pygmy possum (Burramys parvus). Photo: Cate Aitken

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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Machinery at Valentines mine.