Arts, culture and heritage in Hill End
In 1851, gold was discovered at Hill End, and by 1872, at the height of the great gold rush, the town was the largest inland settlement in NSW. With its museum displays and many preserved buildings, Hill End offers a fascinating insight into the 19th-century gold rush.
- Saturday 25 May to Saturday 21 December Bathurst Farmers' Markets
Come along and meet the
- Until Sunday 31 May 2015 Autumn Colours
About Bathurst Area
One of Australia's oldest inland settlements, Bathurst is a gateway to former gold-rush towns, boasting colonial buildings and grand old homes built for wealthy graziers.
In recent years, this sophisticated city has become synonymous with its annual motor race, the Bathurst 1000. You can drive on Mount Panorama Motor Racing Circuit, but the speed limit is a mere 60 km per hour.
Neighbouring towns such as Sofala and Hill End, which boomed during the gold rush, feature the remains of 1800s architecture and rusting agricultural equipment. To the south, the Abercrombie Caves form one of the most spectacular limestone cave systems in Australia.
- Bathurst Within a 70-km radius of Bathurst are the spectacular limestone cave systems, Abercombie and Jenolan cave...
- Hill End In 1851, gold was discovered at Hill End, and by 1872, at the height of the great gold rush, the town was...
- Sofala Sofala's gold rush in the 1850s was short-lived, and after the population...