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Post Office Residence and Stables

Hill End Historic Site

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All the practical information you need to know about Post Office Residence and Stables.

Getting there and parking

The Post Office Residence and Stables 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
  • After arriving in Hill End, turn right onto Clarke Street past the Heritage Centre then left onto Church Street.
  • Post Office Residence and Stables is located on the corner of Church and Tambaroora streets

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
  • After arriving in Hill End, turn right onto Clarke Street past the Heritage Centre then left onto Church Street.
  • Post Office Residence and Stables is located on the corner of Church and Tambaroora streets

Enter by the corner gate, then follow the path to the front entrance of the building, beneath the verandah that overlooks Church St and Post Office Flat.

You’ll receive 1 access PIN code in your booking confirmation email to access the building. Call 13000 72757 if you don't receive your access code. Use the access PIN code to open the key box near the residence entrance. Please return your key to this box on check out.

Road quality

  • Sealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

Parking

Parking is available along the roadside on Tambaroora and Church streets.

Facilities

The Residence: 

  • Bedding configuration: 2 bedrooms with 1 queen bed. 1 bedroom with 2 king single beds.
  • There are no ensuite bathrooms. There’s 1 toilet with a handbasin inside the residence;1 shower, bathtub and toilet in a new amenities block at the side of the residence; 1 additional external toilet at the side of the residence.
  • The guest kitchen includes fridge, cooktop, microwave, toaster and kettle.
  • The residence has a common lounge area with TV
  • All bed linen and towels are provided

The Stables:

  • Bedding configuration: 1 queen bed located upstairs using a spiral staircase (not suitable for children)
  • There's a ensuite bathroom with toilet and handbasin adjoining from the upstairs bedroom. 1 shower over bath and toilet in a new amenities block at the side of The Stables.
  • The guest kitchen includes fridge, cooktop, microwave, toaster and kettle.
  • The Stables has a small sitting area downstairs with TV
  • All bed linen and towels are provided
  • Please leave the property clean and tidy with all kitchen items washed up and put away. Additional fees may be charged for any unreasonable cleaning required, or for missing or broken items.
  • Hill End General Store and Café is 200m up Clarke Street in the main centre of the village. It provides basic groceries and café service from 9am to 3pm.
  • Royal Hotel (opposite the General Store) provides pub meals and refreshments from 12pm to 9pm daily.

Toilets

  • Flush toilets

Barbecue facilities

  • Gas/electric barbecues (free)

Drinking water

Public phone

There's limited mobile phone service, however no WiFi is available. A public pay phone is available at the front of the post office.

Showers

  • Hot showers

Electric power

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

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 - medium

In The Post Office Residence:

  • Toilet facilities are suitable for wheelchairs and guests with limited mobility
  • Pathways and entry to this single-story house are wheelchair accessible
  • Some assistance may be required to access the residence

The Stables is not wheelchair accessible.

Permitted

Amplified music is permitted but please be considerate of other visitors.

Prohibited

Drones

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.

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