The small village of Hartley features one of the finest collections of historic buildings in Australia, providing a captivating look into the country's colonial past.
The small village consists of a number of colonial buildings that seem to be frozen in time â somewhere in the middle of the 19th century. It includes several historic inns, a courthouse, a church and a post office, all of which provide a fascinating look into colonial architecture.
What's left today of the time when Hartley was a thriving community â a gold rush in 1856 saw the town double in size â is a remarkable remnant of the original town, hardly changed since the 19th century.
Planning an overnight visit? Hartley features a couple of cosy accommodation options. From there, step back in time for a bit of colonial Australiana or get back to nature at nearby Wollemi National Park.