Northeys apartment

Hill End Historic Site

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Overview

Enjoy a cosy getaway in the most iconic building in Hill End. Northeys apartment is a heritage accommodation right in the centre of the village—the perfect base to explore all this beautiful gold rush town has to offer.

Accommodation Details
Accommodation type Other
Where Clarke Street, Hill End, NSW, 2850 - in Hill End Historic Site
Bedrooms 1
Maximum guests 2
Facilities Picnic tables, barbecue facilities, drinking water, showers, toilets, electric power
What to bring Food supplies
Price

Rates and availability display when making an online booking.

Bookings Book online or call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.
Please note
  • Check in 2pm, check out 10am.
  • There is limited mobile phone coverage, please make note of the booking directions and the access code before you leave home.
  • Hill End General Store and Café is 20m up Clarke Street in the main centre of the village. It provides basic groceries and café service from 9am to 3pm.
  • Royal Hotel provides pub meals and refreshments from 12pm to 9pm daily.
  • The bottom floor of Northeys is open on weekends as an information point for visitors. It sells arts, crafts and books by local authors. 

Northeys apartment is on the first floor of one of Hill End’s longest running stores—Northeys Store. Built in 1873, Northeys is one of the most recognised icons of Hill End. Many artists who have visited Hill End have drawn inspiration from this historic building in their works.

Its hard to beat location makes it easy to explore the village on foot. Wander around Hill End along Village walking track to discover the town's charm and then head up to Beaufoy Merlin lookout for a gorgeous country view.

The apartment has all the modern comforts for a homely stay. Relax with a book in the beautifully appointed living room and cosy up by the gas log heater in winter. After a day exploring, fire up the barbeque and watch the sun set over the countryside from your balcony. Or stroll down to the Royal Hotel for a meal with the locals.

 

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Nearby

  • Royal Hotel, Hill End Historic Site. Photo: John Spencer/OEH

    Royal Hotel

    Transport yourself back to the gold rush era at the historic Royal Hotel, where you can stop for a drink or bite to eat in the bistro or beer garden, after exploring the abundant heritage at Hill End Historic Site.

  • Village walking track, Hill End Historic Site. Photo: E Sheargold/OEH

    Village walking track

    Take an easy self-guided walk and discover the historic heritage of Hill End on Village walking track.

  • Bald Hill walking track, Hill End Historic Site. Photo: John Spencer/OEH

    Bald Hill walking track

    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.

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All the practical information you need to know about Northeys apartment.

Getting there and parking

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, drive past the Royal Hotel. Continue towards the war memorial and keep to the right (Clarke Street). Northeys is the first property on the left-hand side. It’s a double story brick building with a balcony facing the street.

Access to the apartment is at the rear of the building. You will need an access code to enter the property. We’ll email you the code after you book.

Road quality

  • Sealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

Parking

Parking is available on the right-hand side of the property in the designated parking area.

Facilities

  • The apartment has 1 bedroom with a queen bed
  • The kitchen includes a 2-burner stovetop, microwave, kettle and toaster.
  • The lounge room has a gas log heater, TV and DVD player.
  • The indoor bathroom has a shower and toilet
  • Please leave the property clean and tidy with kitchen items washed up and put away. Additional fees may be charged for any unreasonable cleaning required, or for missing or broken items.

Toilets

  • Flush toilets

Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

  • Gas/electric barbecues (free)

Drinking water

Showers

  • Hot showers

Electric power

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

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).

Accessibility

Disability access level - no wheelchair access

Permitted

Cycling

Prohibited

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

Gathering firewood

Generators

Horses

Pets

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.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Learn more

Northeys apartment is in Hill End Historic Site. Here are just some of the reasons why this park is special:

A past to cherish

Beyers Cottage, Hill End Historic Site. Photo: John Spencer

Artists have long gravitated to picturesque Hill End. Since the Second World War the scarred landscape has drawn artists such as Russell Drysdale, Donald Friend, John Olsen and Brett Whiteley to capture the striking scenery on canvas. The Hill End Artist in Residence Program is run by Bathurst Regional Art Gallery and continues this tradition, offering contemporary artists an opportunity to make the pilgrimage to Hill End. Take a walk in the same landscape that has moved so many artists. Please note: Selected works from the program previously on display at the Jean Bellette Gallery in the Visitor’s Centre, will be re-located to a new venue at a date to be advised. 

The gold rush hit nearby Bathurst in 1851 and Hill End, swept up in the frenzy, was settled in 1852. It wasn’t until almost 20 years later, however, that large-scale mining began. After most of the mining population had moved on, it was the Gold Centenary Celebrations in 1951 that were the catalyst for Hill End being recognised for its significant heritage value.

  • Capertee and Hill End 4WD camping tour Explore the stunning sights of Capertee, the Turon River and Hill End on a 4WD camping adventure with Adrenalin Offroad Centre.
  • Cornish Quartz roasting pits The quartz roasting pits are a short drive from Hill End and are a significant historical remnant of Australia’s earlier mining heritage.
  • Denningtons Cottage Denningtons Cottage is a heritage miner’s cottage built in 1858 in Hill End, and now home to ceramic artist studio.
  • Hill End gold 4WD adventures Hop on board a comfortable 4WD vehicle and enjoy a thrilling journey over rugged 4WD trails as you explore the Hill End and Sofala goldfields region. These excursions with Simmo’s Offroad Tours are a great way discover fascinating gold rush history and heritage. 
  • Hill End Heritage Centre Hill End Heritage Centre's interactive museum displays and historic information are the perfect introduction to any visit to Hill End Historic Site.

Mine for gold

Royal Hotel, Hill End Historic Site. Photo: John Spencer

Ever wondered how gold is separated from the rock it’s found in? Or want to know what a steam boiler or battery stamp’s used for? Hill End is full of places where you can learn all about mining gold. Visit the Colonial Gold Mining Company’s roasting kilns and battery buildings, enjoy a barbeque at the grounds of the Historic Hill End Hospital, check out the impressive collection of carriages and work machinery from the gold rush era housed close by, and don’t forget to book one of the many tours available while you’re there to make the most of your visit.

  • Bald Hill tourist mine 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.
  • Beaufoy Merlin lookout Beaufoy Merlin lookout offers spectacular views and an excellent vantage point to see the true scale of former mining activities. It’s also great for photography.
  • Hill End Heritage Centre Hill End Heritage Centre's interactive museum displays and historic information are the perfect introduction to any visit to Hill End Historic Site.

Plants and animals you may see

Animals

  • Superb fairy wren. Photo: Rosie Nicolai

    Superb fairy wren (Malurus cyaneus)

    The striking blue and black plumage of the adult male superb fairy wren makes for colourful bird watching across south-eastern Australia. The sociable superb fairy wrens, or blue wrens, are Australian birds living in groups consisting of a dominant male, mouse-brown female ‘jenny wrens’ and several tawny-brown juveniles.

Environments in this park

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