Australia: The Land Where Time Began

A biography of the Australian continent 

Hill End Historic Site

Highlights: Hill End is a living village featuring intact goldrush streetscapes and buildings dating back to the 1860s. Preserved much as it was in its heyday, it's the perfect place to relive the early goldmining days of 19th century New South Wales. Hill End's landscape also played a significant role in Australian art, inspiring artists such as Russell Drysdale, John Olsen, Donald Friend and Brett Whitely.

Activities: Take a self-guided tour of the town starting at the visitor centre and museum. Bald Hill Tourist Mine is a popular attraction and tours of historic Craigmoor House are available on the Australia Day and Easter long weekends. Car-based and caravan camping is available at Glendora or in the village itself (with six powered sites for caravans); camping areas have accessible toilets and showers with handrails. Camping fees apply.

Access: 85 km north of Bathurst via Sofala (35 km unpaved), 72 km via Hargraves (30 km unpaved).

Sources & Further reading

Journey Back Through Time
Experience Australia
Aboriginal Australia
National Parks
Photo Galleries
Site Map
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