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Hill End gold 4WD adventures

Hill End Historic Site

Overview

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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. 

When
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Where
Hill End Historic Site
Accessibility
Medium
Grade
Easy. Sensible shoes are a must as some walking is required.
Price
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Bookings
Bookings required. Book online or email or call Simmo’s Offroad Tours on 0415 641 343.
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This action-packed day of gold rush-era discovery with Simmo's Offroad Tours begins as you leave Bathurst and head out on scenic 4WD trails, including a challenging river crossing. At charming Hill End hop out for a stroll along tree-lined streets, taking in history and highlights like the Royal Hotel and Hill End Heritage Centre.

The General Store is the perfect spot for a relaxing lunch. Rested and refueled, take in expansive views at nearby Bald Hill lookout before driving to Tambaroora, a gold fossicking area where you’ll learn how to find alluvial gold with gold pans and metal detectors. Your adventure continues along stunning 4WD trails by the Turon River as you visit the historic gold rush town of Sofala.

Simmo’s Offroad Tours is a licensed commercial tour operator with a Parks Eco Pass.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Aerial view of the historic buildings in Hill End Historic Site. Photo: John Spencer/OEH