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Fairfax House

Hill End Historic Site

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Fairfax House.

Getting there and parking

Fairfax House is located in Hill End Historic Site.

To get there: From Bathurst (allow 1.5hrs):

  • Turn off the Great Western Highway onto Gilmour Street, at Kelso
  • Follow Sofala Road for around 45km.
  • At Sofala, turn left onto Hill End Road and continue for around 37.5km to Hill End Historic Site.

From Mudgee (allow 1.25hrs):

  • Head north towards Gulgong on the Castlereagh Highway.
  • Turn left onto Hill End Road and continue for around 69km to Hill End Historic Site.

After arriving in Hill End, from the Royal Hotel:

  • Head towards the war memorial and keep to your left.
  • Once past the war memorial, keep to your right and travel along Tambaroora Street.
  • You’ll pass Hill End Public School and the Post Office.
  • At the end of the street after the Post Office, turn left on to Reef Street.
  • Pass Alexander Street on your left. Then turn right onto Albert Street a further 100m to your right. Please note, Albert Street is unsealed.
  • Travel around 150m up Albert Street until you reach Fairfax House on your right. The property name is on the fence.

You’ll need an access code to get in the front door of the property. We’ll email you the code after you book.

Road quality

There is 150m of unsealed road leading up to the house.

  • Mixture of sealed and unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather


There is parking at the house for up to 4 cars.


  • Bed configuration: 1 bedroom with queen bed and 1 bedroom with 2 single beds.
  • The bathroom is external to the house. It has a bathtub, shower and flush toilet.
  • Lounge room
  • Please leave the property clean and tidy with all kitchen items washed up and put away. Additional fees may be charged if unreasonable is cleaning required, or for missing or broken items.


  • Flush toilets

Barbecue facilities

There's a firepit in the yard with limited firewood provided. Gas barbecue. 

  • Gas/electric barbecues (free)

Drinking water


  • Hot showers

Electric power


Self-contained kitchen with oven and 4-burner cooktop.

Plates and cutlery

Pots and pans


Panel heaters.


Washing machine

A washing machine and small clothesline are located in the bathroom.


Maps and downloads

Safety messages

There are open mine shafts in the area surrounding the house. Please take care when outside the fenced area of the property and supervise children at all times.

Bushwalking safety

If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

Fire safety

During periods of fire weather, the Commissioner of the NSW Rural Fire Service may declare a total fire ban for particular NSW fire areas, or statewide. Learn more about total fire bans and fire safety.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus 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).


Disability access level - no wheelchair access

Fairfax House has an outdoor bathroom with 5 steps. It’s not suitable if you have mobility difficulties.




Fossicking is prohibited in Hill End Historic Site. There is a Crown Land fossicking area in Tambaroora, 12min drive north of Hill End, where you can fossick with a permit.

Camp fires and solid fuel burners



Flying a drone for recreational purposes is prohibited in this area. Drones may affect public enjoyment, safety and privacy, interfere with park operations, or pose a threat to wildlife. See the Drones in Parks policy.

This area may be a declared Drone Exclusion Zone, or may be subject to Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) rules for flying near airports, aerodromes and helicopter landing sites. See CASA's Drone Flyer Rules.

Commercial filming and photography

Commercial filming or photography is prohibited without prior consent. You must apply for permission and contact the local office.

Gathering firewood




Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.


NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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