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Hill End

Situated 87 kilometres north west of Bathurst, Hill End was settled in July 1851. The area was renowned for its gold mines. In the early 1870s gold discoveries rapidly turned Hill End from a small rural and mining community into one of the largest inland towns in New South Wales.

The famous Holtermann nugget was discovered in October 1872, measuring 144cm by
61cm and weighing 286 kilos.

Today Hill End is managed by the National Parks and Wildlife Service and offers insight into life in an 1870s mining and commercial centre. The village has excellent museums, interesting souvenir and craft shopping, gold fossicking, mine tours and beautiful scenery.

Visit the Royal Hotel, Bald Hill underground mine, Hill End Visitor Centre and Museum, and History Hill in between panning for gold. Other attractions include camping, fishing, walking trails in magnificent scenery and cemetery tours.

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History Hill


Two kilometres on the Sofala/Bathurst Road of Hill End you'll find History Hill Museum, with over 10,000 rare and unusual artefacts from the goldfields of the 1800s as well as 175 metres of underground workings to explore, completing the gold rush experience. The museum reflects all that was on the land of the goldfields during the time of a gold rush.

This Goldfield museum specialises in bus groups. Open during school holidays and long weekends, please phone ahead to confirm. Tours include an underground mine.




3458 Bathurst Road
Hill End, NSW, 2850

Located 1.5K from Hill End

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