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Hartley Courthouse

Hartley Historic Site

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Hartley Courthouse.

Getting there and parking

On entering Hartley Historic Site:

  • Hartley Courthouse is located on the right as you enter the village

Road quality

  • Sealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather


Gravel street parking is available near Hartley Courthouse. Bus parking is available.

Best times to visit

There are lots of great things waiting for you at Hartley Historic Site. Here are some of the highlights.


Enjoy the village as the days grow warmer and the trees are in blossom.


Bring the kids in the school holidays and step inside the amazing coolness of Hartley Courthouse, with its thick sandstone walls.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature


12°C and 25°C

Highest recorded


Winter temperature


1°C and 13°C

Lowest recorded



Wettest month


Driest month


The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day



Public toilets, including an accessible toilet, are located behind the Old Post Office building, around 2mins walk away.

Drinking water is not available in this area, so it’s a good idea to bring your own or purchase from the visitor centre.

Picnic tables


Seats and resting points

There are sandstone slabs near the picnic table that can be used as bench seats for resting.

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 - medium

Hartley Courthouse and the surrounding area is mostly flat. To get in and around the courthouse:

  • There's a long, wide gravel path that leads from the road to the courthouse and around its exterior.
  • There are two entrances to the building – each has a single door with 2 stone steps leading up to it. The steps don’t have handrails.
  • There's a portable ramp that's available on request to help people with reduced mobility access the courthouse. The friendly staff at the visitor centre can assist in setting this up.

Outside the courthouse, there's an accessible picnic table, sandstone benches for resting and interpretive signage. You can reach some of these facilities along the gravel path. Others can be reached by crossing over flat grass.

The nearest accessible toilets are 2min walk away behind the Old Post Office building.



Dogs are permitted in Hartley Historic Site, but you’ll need to keep them on a leash at all times.



NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Hartley Courthouse

Operated by

  • Hartley Visitor Centre
  • 10am to 1pm and 1.30pm to 4pm. Closed Mondays, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
  • 02 6355 2117
  • Farmers Inn, 51 Old Great Western Highway, Hartley 2790

Park info

Visitor centre