Craigmoor tours are cancelled until further notice to protect the heath and safety of our visitors. Step back into the colonial era with a guided tour through historic Craigmoor home in Hill End. Careful attention to detail means this unique heritage experience brings history to life.
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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.
Valentines mine is a short drive from Hill End’s town centre. When you visit, you’ll find out about Australia’s reef mining history.
The quartz roasting pits are a short drive from Hill End and are a significant historical remnant of Australia’s earlier mining heritage.
Stop by the Great Western Store on your visit to Hill End. The rare photography collection on display offers a fascinating snapshot of life during the mining boom.
Northeys offers an historic insight into the Hill End village. In the heart of Hill End, it’s great for camping, fossicking gear and booking a Bald Hill Mine tour. Accommodation is also available.
Beyers Cottage is well-preserved and a testament to Australia’s gold rush past – a remarkable historical remnant of Hill End’s gold mining heritage.
Hill End’s heritage Presbyterian Church is a historical example of religious congregation and the importance of religion in gold mining communities in Hill End in the late 1800s.
Athol is a heritage home built in Hill End in 1890. With Italianate features and marble interiors, this is a charming historic building in an old gold-mining town in Central NSW.
Denningtons Cottage is a heritage miner’s cottage built in 1858 in Hill End, and now home to ceramic artist studio.
Cafes and kiosks
General Store is an icon of built heritage in Hill End, inviting you to a unique dining experience surrounded by history, and offering coffee and groceries.
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.
Hill End Heritage Centre's interactive museum displays and historic information are the perfect introduction to any visit to Hill End Historic Site.
Beaufoy Merlin lookout offers spectacular views and an excellent vantage point to see the true scale of former mining activities. It’s also great for photography.
The Falls Water Falls, near Summer Hill Creek in Mullion Range State Conservation Area, is great for scenic views, bushwalking, picnicking and birdwatching.
Hospital picnic area is in Hill End Historic Site, near Village walking track. It’s a great spot to relax, connect with friends and enjoy a barbecue before you move on to the next art, culture or history attraction.
Bill Lyle Reserve is an ideal place to picnic at Hill End Historic Site. You’ll find free barbecues, picnic tables and a playground for the kids.
Fourth Crossing picnic area next to Summer Hill Creek, near Bathurst, is a great base for exploring gold mining history via walking tracks, or go swimming or trout fishing.
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.
Golden Gully walking track is a short drive from Hill End and part of a great car touring route. Enjoy easy walking and taking in the historic surrounds.
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.
Take an easy self-guided walk and discover the historic heritage of Hill End on Village walking track.
Historic Water Race walking track, near Orange, is a medium-difficulty walk offering birdwatching and gold mining history as well as swimming and fishing at Summer Hill Creek.