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Hill End Historic Site

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Discover life during the gold rush at Hill End Historic Site and explore heritage buildings and mine relics. You can stay in heritage accommodation, or camp with your dog at dog-friendly campgrounds.

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Step back in time at Hill End Historic Site and discover the enduring legacy of colonial New South Wales and the roaring early days of the gold rush.

Explore the town on a self-guided tour starting at the Hill End Heritage Centre, where you’ll find streetscapes and buildings with little changed since the village’s 1870s goldmining heyday. Public toilets and barbeque facilities are available throughout the village, simply follow the signage.

Take a virtual a tour of impressive Craigmoor House for an intriguing peek into the past, try your luck gold panning at the Fossicking Ground, and experience the subterranean world of a colonial goldminer on a guided tour of Bald Hill Tourist Mine.

Spend a couple of days uncovering the layers of history at this remarkable site, home to a thriving community and artists’ retreat. You can camp at one of two campgrounds or stay in heritage accommodation in town.

Part of a living village, Hill End Historic Site is also dog-friendly with your furry friend welcome at campgrounds, picnic areas and lookouts, and on public roads and walking tracks.


Virtual tour of Craigmoor House

Step back in time on a virtual tour of lovingly-preserved Craigmoor House and see what life was like during colonial times for its original owners, the Marshall family.

The parlour at Craigmoor House in Hill End Historic Site. Photo: John Spencer © DPE


Strike creative gold at Hill End

Hill End is not your run-of-the-mill gold rush town. A small village full of original Victorian buildings, it's also home to a thriving community of artists, artisans, poets and painters.

Great Western Store, Hill End Historic Site. Photo: John Spencer/OEH

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