Hill End Historic Site
Enjoy a quiet escape at the heritage Fairfax House in Hill End Historic Site. Surrounded by trees on the edge of the village, you’ll feel worlds away as you discover the charms of this gold rush town between Bathurst and Mudgee.
|Facilities||Barbecue facilities, drinking water, showers, toilets, electric power|
|What to bring||Hairdryer, food supplies|
|Bookings||Book online or call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757|
Nestled among trees at the edge of Hill End, Fairfax House is the perfect place for a secluded country getaway with an historic twist. Built in the 1870s, it retains some of its original structures. During your stay, see if you can spot the unique fencing and illuminated peep holes that give you a glimpse of the building’s original materials.
Ideal for families, couples or a small group of friends, the house has ample yard space for the kids to run around. As they play, they may be lucky enough to see some of the local wildlife including eastern grey kangaroos, red neck wallabies, echidnas and wombats. Please supervise children at all times as there are old mine shafts on the outskirts of the property, some of which are unfenced.
Once you’ve settled in, it’s time to explore the area. Discover the world of the colonial goldminers on a guided tour of Bald Hill tourist mine or see historic relics along nearby Bald Hill walking track. Towards the heart of town, you’ll find heritage churches, galleries and stores, all steeped in gold rush history.
After a day spent sightseeing, draw a hot bath and unwind in the external bathroom. Or simply relax with a glass of wine and enjoy the serenity of this secluded retreat.
Discover the historic heritage of Hill End on Bald Hill walking track. With great birdwatching, native animals and wildflowers, this easy walk has something for everyone.
Experience the underground world of a goldminer at Bald Hill tourist mine. A short walk or drive from Hill End, this guided tour is ideal for families and school groups.
Denningtons Cottage is a heritage miner’s cottage built in 1858 in Hill End, and now home to ceramic artist studio.
Located on the high side of Hill End Historic Site, Sacred Heart Church offers a rare glimpse into Australia’s past. Hold your wedding ceremony or exhibition at this unique venue, overlooking the historic village and surrounding countryside.
Hill End is not your run-of-the-mill gold rush town. A small village full of original Victorian buildings, it's also home to a thriving community of artists, artisans, poets and painters.
The free NSW National Parks app lets you download maps and explore parks, things to do and places to stay—all without mobile reception.
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- Hill End Historic Site office
- Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm. Closed weekends and public holidays.
- 02 6370 9050
- 5 Beyers Avenue, Hill End NSW 2850
- 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.