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Village walking track

Hill End Historic Site

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Visitor info

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

Track grading

Grade 2

Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
  • Distance

    2km loop

  • Time

    1hr 30min - 2hrs

  • Quality of markings

    Clearly sign posted

  • Experience required

    No experience required

  • Gradient

    Flat

  • Steps

    Occasional steps

  • Quality of path

    Well-formed track

Getting there and parking

Village walking track is in the central precinct of Hill End Historic Site. To get there:

  • Continue driving on Hill End Road into the township, where it becomes Beyers Avenue.

Parking

Bus and car parking is available throughout the village.

Best times to visit

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

Autumn

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.

Spring

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

Winter

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

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

15°C and 27°C

Highest recorded

40.1°C

Winter temperature

Average

1°C and 15°C

Lowest recorded

-8.9°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

January

Driest month

April and May

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

108.7mm

Facilities

  • Drinking water is limited or not available in this area, so it’s a good idea to bring your own.
  • Rubbish bins are not available, so please take your rubbish with you when leaving.

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).

Accessibility

Disability access level - medium

  • This walk follows sealed roads through the historic village of Hill End.
  • Some assistance may be required on sections where the road is uneven or sloping.

Medium access presents some minor difficulties, such as a grassy surface. You may require a little assistance to get around in some areas.

Permitted

Pets

You can walk your dog 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.

Prohibited

Drones

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.

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