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Royal Hotel

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Royal Hotel.

Getting there and parking

The Royal Hotel is in the centre of town in Hill End Historic Site. To get there:

From Bathurst (allow 1.5hrs)

  • Turn off the Great Western highway onto Gilmour St 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

Road quality

  • Sealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather


Several parking spots are available on bitumen seal Beyers Avenue, in front of the Royal Hotel or General Store.


The Royal Hotel features a dining room, outdoor bistro area and beer garden, bar, pool table, wood fire, telephone and toilet facilities.


  • Flush toilets

Picnic tables



Drinking water

Public phone

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).


Disability access level - hard

Royal Hotel in Hill End has some accessible facilities including:

  • Accessible toilets
  • Accessible picnic tables in the paved outdoor area
  • Step-free access around the paved outdoor area.

There are some parts of the hotel where people with reduced mobility may need assistance:

  • Access into the building is not step-free. There's a single step onto the verandah at the front of the building and a small lip to get in the door at the main entrance.
  • To reach the outdoor bistro area through the back of the building, you'll need to go through a single doorway with a small lip.
  • The first storey of the Royal Hotel has narrow doorways and small steps.
  • There's no wheelchair access to the second storey


The Royal Hotel is a family-friendly environment and children can enjoy themselves in all parts of the hotel except the main bar, which is restricted to 18 years and over.



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.


Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.


NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Map of Royal Hotel, Hill End Historic Site

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