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Sydney Hotel Cottage

Hill End Historic Site

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Sydney Hotel Cottage offers cosy accommodation in the gold rush town of Hill End, between Bathurst and Mudgee. Stay in this historic 1870s hotel and explore walking tracks, lookouts and heritage buildings right at your doorstep.

Accommodation Details
Accommodation type Cottage
Where Clarke Street, Hill End, NSW, 2850 - in Hill End Historic Site
Bedrooms 2
Maximum guests 4
Facilities Picnic tables, barbecue facilities, carpark, drinking water, showers, toilets, electric power, kitchen, plates and cutlery, pots and pans, heating, tv, fan
What to bring Hairdryer, food supplies
Please note
  • Check in after 2pm. Check out before 10am.
  • There is limited mobile coverage. Please make note of the booking directions and access code before leaving home.
  • You can buy basic groceries and café food from Hill End General Store and Café, 100m up Clarke Street in the centre of the village.

Enjoy a quiet escape at the charming Sydney Hotel Cottage in Hill End Historic Site near Bathurst. Built in the 1870s and now one of only a few surviving weatherboard hotels in NSW, it’s a history buff’s delight. Once home to many boom-era businesses from tobacconists to English tailors, you find a few historic relics on the walls of the hotel during your stay.

Located in the heart of the village, you’ll have easy access to the attractions of Hill End. Spend your days exploring the nearby churches, galleries and historic stores, or stretch your legs on Village or Bald Hill walking tracks. Step back in time as you discover the world of the colonial goldminers on a guided tour of Bald Hill tourist mine. 

Keep your eyes peeled for kangaroos and wallabies as you stroll down picturesque streets lined with elm, oak and Monterey pine trees. The town’s English-style cottage gardens filled with lilacs, lilies and fruit trees are a delight for any nature lover.

After a day spent sightseeing, draw a hot bath and unwind in the cottage’s external bathroom. Or pour yourself a glass of wine and relax on the hotel verandah – you’ll have the perfect vantage point to watch the sun set over the town’s historic ruins before settling in for the night.

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.

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  • 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.

  • Bald Hill tourist mine, Hill End Historic Site. Photo: John Spencer

    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.

  • 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.


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


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