Looking to get back to nature, but still want the luxury of a hot shower after a day of adventure? Abercrombie Caves campground is for you. The first thing you'll notice when you arrive here is the tr...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/abercrombie-karst-conservation-reserve/abercrombie-cave-campground/camping
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 fascinating insight into the 19th-century gold rush.
Nature activities around Bathurst
Bathurst is located in the Central Tablelands of NSW, surrounded by former gold-rush towns, and rugged scenery which has inspired many Australian painters, including Donald Friend and Russell Drysdale. Join a fossicking tour and pan for gold in the Turon River in nearby Sofala or Hill End.
Take a tour of Abercrombie Caves to the south, one of the most spectacular limestone cave systems in Australia, or a self-guided walk through Arch Cave.
Go for a dune buggy tour of the surrounding scenic countryside or head for Bald Hill Lookout for panoramic views of the countryside. Visit the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum, home to Australia's only complete Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton.
Enjoy a bushwalk along the Burree Walking Trail where you're sure to be joined by mobs of kangaroos.
3km (one way) - 3 hour - Medium difficulty
This walking track takes you through bushland alongside the picturesque Grove Creek, and finishes with dramatic views of the Grove Creek Falls. Stan...
Bald Hill lookout is about a 3km drive from the Hill End town centre and a great place to relax and enjoy the sunset. Be prepared for gusty winds as you travel up high to the lookout and view over the...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/hill-end-historic-site/bald-hill-lookout/lookout
Arch Cottage is a self-contained three-bedroom house set within the bush above the famous Archway at Abercrombie Caves. It makes a great base for families or friends wanting to explore. Sitting on the...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/abercrombie-karst-conservation-reserve/arch-cottage/accommodation
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...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/hill-end-historic-site
4km (return) - 3 hour (each way) - Medium difficulty
Take a journey back in time on Mount Gray walking track, when hopeful gold miners braved the remote bush conditions in their quest for for...
Also known as 'Merlin's lookout', Beaufoy Merlin lookout is a great spot to look out over the area once known as "the richest quarter mile in the world". It's only a short drive from town or an easy w...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/hill-end-historic-site/beaufoy-merlin-lookout/lookout