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  1. Golden Gully Walking Track

    A visit to Golden Gully makes for a fantastic experience, where you can see where massive erosion has exposed evidence of the underground warren of mines that once dotted the creek line. Golden Gully walking track is a short and easy stroll…

  2. Northeys Store

    Northeys Store offers a historic insight into the Hill End township. It’s great for camping supplies, fishing licences and booking a Bald Hill Mine tour. Step inside Northeys Store and you’ll get a glimpse into the past. Just like it was d…

  3. Turon Technology Museum

    Winner of a National Trust Heritage Award, The Turon Technology Museum offers something for everyone - from the steam engine enthusiast to children discovering the wider world of technology. Situated in a secluded area off the Ilford-Sof…

  4. Denningtons Cottage

    Denningtons Cottage was constructed in 1858 and is part of the department's Conservation Lease Program, where members of the public submit proposals to conserve the property in exchange for a long term lease. This property is Denningtons Co…

  5. T'arts Gallery

    This gallery is an artist-run collective featuring the works of member artists and opens six days a week. Members live and work both in the City of Bathurst and in the towns and villages in the surrounding countryside. Works featured inclu…

  6. Bathurst Golf Club

    Everybody is welcome at the Bathurst Golf Club. Established in 1894 the golf course is a true test of golf with excellent greens and places as the third oldest Club in New South Wales. Golf professional Matt Barrett is a highly regarded co…

  7. Great Western Store

    Great Western Store is a highlight of any visit to Hill End. The rare photography collection on display offers a fascinating snapshot of life during the mining boom. Step inside this original building and get a glimpse of what it would hav…

  8. High Country Trail Rides

    Oberon is the perfect place to visit for a daytrip, a weekend or longer. The area enjoys true high country weather with mild summer days, occasional snow falls in winter and cold frosty nights perfect for a log fire. Ride a horse or a quad …

  9. Beyers Cottage

    Beyers Cottage was built by the pioneering Polish miner Louis Beyers in the 1850s. Beyers was involved in the famous Holtermann Specimen discovery - the largest gold nugget found at the time. He later became the mayor of Hill End and is ren…

  10. 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…

  11. Village Walking Track

    Step back in time as you wander the historic streets of Hill End on Village walking track. Pick up a map from Hill End Visitor Centre and take yourself on a self-guided walk to the many historic sites. There are also guided tours available,…

  12. 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…

  13. Yerranderie Regional Park

    Yerranderie Regional Park is popular with history buffs and 4WD adventurers for its mining heritage, forgotten ghost town, bushwalking tracks and old silver mine relics. Step back in time at Yerranderie Regional Park, where an intriguing f…

  14. 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 …

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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 …