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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.
  • There are no ensuite bathrooms. The external bathroom has 1 bath with shower, and 1 flush toilet.
  • Access to the sitting room is external through the rear verandah.


  • Flush toilets

Barbecue facilities

Gas barbecue.


Drinking water


  • Hot showers

Electric power

Outdoor furniture

7 piece outdoor table.

Indoor fireplace

There are 2 wood-burning heaters, 1 in the dining room and 1 in the sitting room. Firewood is provided.


Fridge, electric stovetop, oven, microwave, toaster and kettle.

Plates and cutlery

Pots and pans

Bed linen



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



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.

Hill End Pines Cottage

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