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  1. Beaufoy Merlin Lookout

    Beaufoy Merlin lookout offers spectacular views and an excellent vantage point to see the true scale of former mining activities. It’s also great for photography. Also known as 'Merlin’s lookout', Beaufoy Merlin lookout is a great spot to …

  2. Hill End Historic Site

    Discover life during the gold rush at Hill End Historic Site. Explore heritage buildings and mine relics. You can camp out or stay in heritage accommodation. Step back in time at Hill End Historic Site and discover the enduring legacy of c…

  3. Bald Hill Underground Mine Tours

    The Hill End Holiday Ranch has been operating tours for casual visitors, school group excursions and seniors groups for more than 25 years in the Hill End Historic Village. Casual visitors and groups can tour through the Bald Hill Undergro…

  4. Bill Lyle Reserve picnic area

    Located right in the heart of town, Bill Lyle Reserve picnic area, also known as Lyle Park or Lyle Reserve, is an ideal place for a picnic and a great starting point for your walking tour through the historic sites of Hill End.    Grab a co…

  5. Fish River Valley Brewing

    Here in the Fish River Valley we craft small batch ales. The pure valley water has the perfect structure to combine the fresh cracked malt and selected hops (sometimes locally grown thanks to Doc and the Butlers!!) into integrated ales for …

  6. Bald Hill Walking Track

    Bald Hill walking track is an easy walk that meanders through open woodlands, past the historic relics of old mine workings. Situated in Hill End Historic Site, this scenic loop walk begins on Reef Street and offers an insight into the work…

  7. 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 go…

  8. Abercrombie Caves

    The entrance to the Abercrombie Caves is through the majestic Archway. Solid masses of marble decorate the walls of the caves highlighted by the soft natural light entering from each end. More than a century ago goldminers built a platf…

  9. Scenic Dune Buggies Hill End

    Come and enjoy a scenic guided dune buggy tour through 3,000 acres of picturesque scenery with Scenic Dune Buggies Hill End. Have fun at a leisurely pace doing hill climbs, creek crossings and travel along historic timber getters trails. F…

  10. Hill End Heritage Centre

    Located right in the centre of Hill End Historic Site, next to the General Store, this new heritage centre is the ideal starting point for your Hill End experience. Step into the beautifully restored 1950s Rural Fire Service shed, and enjo…

  11. Trunkey Creek

    Trunkey Creek is a lovely old gold mining village. The hills around Trunkey Creek is honeycombed with abandoned mine shafts and mullock heaps and together with the crumbling mud huts and brick chimneys are the only remains of the goldrush …

  12. Mount Gray walking track

    Take a journey back in time on Mount Gray walking track, when hopeful gold miners braved the remote bush conditions in their quest for fortune. You’ll wander through undulating bushland on this medium grade walk to visit the place of a gold…

  13. Skydive Bathurst

    Take on the fear, climb in to the plane, check out the views then experience Skydiving over Bathurst NSW! Touch down on the soft grass after feeling the ultimate rush: take in the scenery and views on your flight to your extreme altitude, t…

  14. General Store

    Located right in the centre of this historic township, Hill End’s General Store is a great meeting place before embarking on a walk or Discovery tour. This wheelchair-accessible cafe offers great coffee, meals, groceries and general merchan…

  15. Vale Creek Wines

    An easy and scenic 15 minute country drive from Bathurst will bring you to the spectacular property of Vale Creek Wines. Enjoy the view of olive trees and grape vines as you enter via the long drive way from Cow Flat Road. On arrival, you c…

  16. Grove Creek Falls Walking Track

    This walking track takes you through bushland alongside the picturesque Grove Creek, and finishes with dramatic views of the Grove Creek Falls. Stand at the lookout and watch the tranquil waters of the Grove Creek tumble over a sheer cliff…

  17. The Bistro at the Bathurst RSL Club

    The perfect place to meet with family and friends for a light snack or a more substantial meal. Their freshly prepared, made to order, affordable Bistro menu includes all you favourites like daily roasts, fish and chips, gourmet pies and c…