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Hill End Historic Site

Current alerts in this area

There are no current alerts in this area.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 19 Feb 2018, 12.58pm to Sat 30 Jun 2018, 12.52pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Mar 2018, 9.55am

Closed parks: Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area closure

All areas of this park except for the summit of Mount Canobolas are closed due to the effects of bushfire. The park experienced a major bushfire in February 2018 and there is a danger of falling trees and branches over the coming months. In addition a large amount of walking track infrastructure has been damaged. It will take some time to improve visitor safety and repair walking track infrastructure.  While visitors are welcome at the summit of Mount Canobolas, they are reminded not to enter burnt areas of the park including the walking tracks.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Bathurst area office on (02) 6332 7640 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 8 Dec 2015, 11.07am to Mon 31 Dec 2018, 10.59am. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Jan 2018, 4.06pm

Closed areas: Water Race walking track

Some areas of this park are closed due to maintenance, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. The closed areas are:

  • Water Race walking track between Ostini trail (Ostini Crossing)
  • Fourth Crossing picnic area adjacent to Summerhill Creek

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Bathurst area office on (02) 6332 7640 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 10 Oct 2017, 3.59pm to Sat 31 Mar 2018, 3.57pm. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Jan 2018, 5.41pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban – Central West area

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Wed 21 Sep 2016, 3.20pm. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Oct 2016, 3.50pm

Safety alerts: Capertee River causeway

Access to Capertee Homestead, cottage, campground and the western side of Capertee River is via a causeway through Capertee River. 

This causeway is subject to flooding. The Capertee River can rise unexpectedly with heavy rains falling upstream, making the causeway impassable. Please check the weather forecast before leaving home.

For more information please call the NPWS Mudgee area office on (02) 6370 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Local alerts

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  • 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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Emergency services

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Golden Gully, Hill End Historic Site. Photo: Debby McGerty