Sydney Hotel Cottage
Hill End Historic Site
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.
|Where||Clarke Street, Hill End, NSW, 2850 - in Hill End Historic Site|
|Facilities||Picnic tables, barbecue facilities, carpark, drinking water, showers, toilets, electric power|
|What to bring||Hairdryer, food supplies|
|Bookings||Bookings are required. Book online or call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.|
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- Hill End Historic Site office
- Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm. Closed weekends and public holidays.
- 02 6370 9050
- 5 Beyers Avenue, Hill End NSW 2850
- in Hill End Historic Site in the Country NSW region
Hill End Historic Site is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
Things to do (40)
- 4WD touring (3)
- Birdwatching and wildlife encounters (8)
- Cafes and kiosks (3)
- Educational activities (1)
- Fishing (1)
- Historic heritage (23)
- Other experiences (1)
- Picnics and barbecues (8)
- Road trips and car/bus tours (1)
- Show cave tours (1)
- Sightseeing (14)
- Swimming (2)
- Visitor centres (1)
- Walking (14)
- Waterfalls (5)
- Wildflowers (seasonal) (6)