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Bill Lyle Reserve picnic area

Hill End Historic Site


Bill Lyle Reserve is an ideal place to picnic at Hill End Historic Site. You’ll find free barbecues, picnic tables and a playground for the kids.

Picnic areas
Hill End Historic Site
What to
Sunscreen, hat, drinking water
Please note
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go birdwatching.

Located right in the heart of town, Bill Lyle Reserve picnic area, also known as Lyle Park or Lyle Reserve, is an ideal place for a picnic and a great starting point for your walking tour through the historic sites of Hill End.   

Grab a coffee or a snack from General Store, or pack a picnic hamper. With picnic tables and free barbecues, the reserve is a great spot to cook up a storm and enjoy a leisurely lunch. The playground will keep the kids entertained, and the local kangaroos might drop by for a visit.

On the nearby creek bank, you’ll find historic ruins of buildings from the glory days of the gold rush. Enjoy some great birdwatching right in the heart of town.  King parrots, rosellas and a vast array of other native bird species are commonly seen in the trees above.

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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Bill Lyles Reserve picnic area, Hill End Historic Site. Photo: John Spencer