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Hartley Historic Site

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Hartley Historic Site.

Getting there and parking

Get driving directions

Get directions

    From Mt Victoria:

    • Travel west along the Great Western Highway
    • Turn left into the village 4km after Little Hartley

    Park entry points


    By bike

    Check out the Bicycle information for NSW website for more information.

    By public transport

    There is no public transport available to Hartley Historic Site.

    Best times to visit

    There are lots of great things waiting for you at Hartley Historic Site. Here are some of the highlights.


    Enjoy the village as the days grow warmer and the trees are in blossom.


    Bring the kids in the school holidays and step inside the amazing coolness of Hartley Courthouse, with its thick sandstone walls.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature


    12°C and 25°C

    Highest recorded


    Winter temperature


    1°C and 13°C

    Lowest recorded



    Wettest month


    Driest month


    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day



    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    However you discover NSW national parks and reserves, we want you to have a safe and enjoyable experience. Our park and reserve systems contrast greatly so you need to be aware of the risks and take responsibility for your own safety and the safety of those in your care.

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).



    You can walk your dog at this location. See other regional parks in NSW that have dog walking areas.

    Hartley Historic Site


    • in the Sydney and surrounds region
    • Hartley Historic Site is open every day except Monday (group bookings accepted on Mondays by prior arrangement), but may have to close at times due to fire danger or school bookings.

      Hartley Historic Site Visitor Centre is open from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 4.20pm.

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    Visitor centre

    Nearby towns

    Hartley (1 km)

    The small village of Hartley features one of the finest collections of historic buildings in Australia, providing a captivating look into the country's colonial past.

    Lithgow (14 km)

    Hassans Walls Lookout, near Lithgow, is the highest in the Blue Mountains. Admire Mt Wilson, Mt York, Mt Tarana and Mt Blaxland as well as the pretty Hartley Valley below. To the south are the Kanimbla and Megalong valley and Mt Bindo. While there, go for a walk or ride around the lookout.

    Mount Victoria (30 km)

    One of the best ways to enjoy the stunning natural scenery of the Blue Mountains is on the clifftop drive between Katoomba and Wentworth Falls. Lookouts, picnic areas and walking trails sprinkle the drive.

    Building, Hartley Historic Site. Photo: John Spencer