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St Bernards Church

Hartley Historic Site

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about St Bernards Church.

Getting there and parking

On entering Hartley Historic Site:

  • St Bernards Church is opposite Hartley Courthouse and next to Hartley Historic Site Visitor Centre

Road quality

  • Sealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather


Gravel street parking is available close to St Bernards Church, including bus parking.

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.

Seats and resting points

There's a bench seat outside the church. You'll need to cross over sloping grass to reach it.

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

St Bernard's Church is set on a grassy hill. There are 2 entrances to the building:

  • The front entrance has 2 stone steps and a double door
  • The back entrance has 3 stone steps and a single door

There's a portable ramp that's available on request to help people with reduced mobility access the church. The friendly staff at the visitor centre can assist in setting this up.

There's a lawn outside the church. You’ll need to cross over a combination of sloping grass and gravel pathway to get around this area.

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



NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

St Bernards Church

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