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Hill End Pines Cottage

Hill End Historic Site

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Hill End Pines Cottage.

Getting there and parking

Hill End Pines Cottage is 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.
  • Hill End Pines Cottage is located on the left-hand side on the corner of Hill End Road and High Street.

To get there 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.
  • Take a sharp right toward Bathurst and continue along Hill End Road for 1km.
  • Hill End Pines Cottage is located on the right-hand side on the corner of Hill End Road and High Street.

Road quality

  • Sealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather


There’s plenty of parking space available at the cottage.


  • Bedding configuration: 1 bedroom with 1 queen bed; 1 bedroom with 2 single beds.
  • All bed linen, pillows, and towels are provided.
  • There are no ensuite bathrooms. The external bathroom has 1 bath with shower, and 1 flush toilet.
  • The guest kitchen includes a fridge, electric stovetop, oven, microwave, toaster and kettle. Crockery, glassware and cutlery are provided.
  • There are 2 wood-burning heaters, 1 in the dining room and 1 in the sitting room. Firewood is provided.
  • The sitting room has a TV. Access to the sitting room is external through the rear verandah.
  • Hill End Pines Cottage has 2 verandahs with a gas barbecue and outdoor seating.


  • Flush toilets

Picnic tables

7 piece outdoor table

Barbecue facilities

  • Gas/electric barbecues (free)


Drinking water


  • Hot showers

Electric power

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

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


Gathering firewood


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


NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Hill End Pines Cottage

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