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Hill End Historic Site

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Hosies offers unique group accommodation in a beautifully-renovated 1870s building in Hill End Historic Site between Bathurst and Mudgee. Discover the attractions, history, and walking tracks of this gold rush town from your doorstep.

Accommodation Details
Accommodation type Other
Where 23 Clarke Street, Hill End, NSW, 2850 - in Hill End Historic Site
Bedrooms 7
Maximum guests 12
Facilities Barbecue facilities, drinking water, showers, toilets, electric power, kitchen, bed linen, heating, towels, rubbish bin
Venue hire Yes.

Hosies is available for events and function hire. If you plan to use the downstairs area for gatherings of more than 12 people, you'll need to pay an extra fee and make a separate booking.

Please note
  • Check in from 2pm. Check out by 10am.
  • Hosies is a 2-storey building with accommodation on the top floor. Entry is at the back of the building, from Short Street.
  • There is limited mobile coverage in this area. Please make note of the booking directions and the access code before you leave home.
  • You can buy basic groceries and café food from Hill End General Store and Café on Clarke Street in the centre of the village.

Once a haberdashery store and residence, Hosies has been sympathetically transformed into Hill End accommodation for groups of up to 12 people.

Located in the heart of town, a country getaway at Hosies combines modern comforts with the atmosphere of a bygone era. During your stay, you'll get to enjoy the building in its entirety, including the lower level with a full kitchen, dining and lounge area.

Visit Hill End Heritage Centre for an insight into the village’s former life as a thriving gold mining town, or book an underground tour of Bald Hill tourist mine. Stroll along Golden Gully walking track, a short drive away, where remnants of old mine shafts and eroded rock formations in the creek bed will ignite your imagination.

Nature lovers can discover cottage-style gardens in summer, and autumn colours along historic avenues of elm, oak, Monterey pine and London plane trees. You may even spot a wallaby or kangaroo wandering around the village.

As the sun goes down, head to Bald Hill, Beaufoy Merlins or Split Rock lookout for that perfect sunset snap. Then stop at the Royal Hotel for a pint with the locals.

Our accommodation at Hill End offers an immersive experience dating back to the gold rush days of the historic town. Features include authentic historic buildings and wood heating. Some additions are separated from historic structures to maintain the integrity of the building. Please check the list of features for each building.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


  • A couple camping at Village campground, Hill End Historic Site. Photo: John Spencer/OEH

    Village campground

    Village campground offers exceptionally convenient camping with good facilities close to all the heritage attractions of Hill End. It’s perfect for caravan camping.


Strike creative gold at Hill End

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.

Great Western Store, Hill End Historic Site. Photo: John Spencer/OEH

Conservation program:

Hill End Historic Site buildings conservation

A gold mining site since the 1850s, Hill End Historic Site is listed on the State Heritage Register for its cultural, scientific, and social value to generations of Australians. Located approximately 300km north-west of Sydney, Hill End is the focus of an ongoing conservation and adaptive re-use program to safeguard its valuable history.

Northeys Store, Hill End Historic Site. Photo: John Spencer


Park info

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