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Golden Gully walking track

Hill End Historic Site

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All the practical information you need to know about Golden Gully walking track.

Track grading

Features of this track


0.2km one-way


15 - 30min

Quality of markings

Clearly sign posted

Experience required

Some bushwalking experience recommended



Quality of path

Formed track, some obstacles: The walk is 2m-wide and a mixture of hard-packed ground, rocky ground and soft sand.

When the track goes through and under the rock formations of the gully, it becomes uneven with many rocks across its surface.


Occasional steps: There are around 50 timber steps near the start of the walk. The steps do not have a handrail.

Getting there and parking

Golden Gully walking track is in the northern precinct of Hill End Historic Site.  To get there:

  • Follow Hill End Road approximately 5km north of the township of Hill End 
  • Golden Gully is on your left
  • If driving from Mudgee, Golden Gully is on your right before you arrive at Hill End.


Car and bus parking is available on the side of bitumen seal Hill End Road at the start of Golden Gully walking track.

Best times to visit

There are lots of great things waiting for you in Hill End Historic Site. Here are some of the highlights.


With sunny, dry days and crisp evenings, it's a great time of year for a camping holiday at Hill End – head to the Village campground or the larger Glendora campground. You could even sign up as a Campground Host.


Flowers are at their best this time of the year - enjoy cherry blossoms and blooms in the historic cottage gardens.


The winter light is renowned among artists and photographers - you may even get some shots of snow .

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature


15°C and 27°C

Highest recorded


Winter temperature


1°C and 15°C

Lowest recorded



Wettest month


Driest month

April and May

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day



Drinking water is limited or not available in this area, so it’s a good idea to bring your own.

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Bushwalking safety

If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

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 - no wheelchair access

People with reduced mobility may need assistance on the following sections of Golden Gully walking track:

  • There are around 50 timber steps near the start of the walk. The steps don't have a handrail.
  • The track is a mixture of surfaces including soft sand and rocky ground
  • At the point where the track goes through and under the rock formations of the gully, the ground is very uneven and rocky.



You can walk your dog on-lead at this location. See other regional parks in NSW that have dog walking areas.

  • You will need to keep your dog on a leash at all times and remember to pick up after them.
  • Dangerous dogs and restricted breed dogs as defined under the Companion Animals Act must be muzzled at all times.
  • Dogs are not permitted inside buildings or on tours (other than certified assistance animals).
  • Dogs are not allowed within 10m of barbecues, picnic tables and children's playgrounds.



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.


NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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