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 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 walk along the road if you add it to your Hill End village tour or Bald Hill walking track.

Overlooking Hawkins Hill, it’s an excellent vantage point to take in the true scale of mining that took place here. A display shows how it may have looked during the mining heyday to spark your imagination.

The views are spectacular, especially at sunrise and sunset when the sky is filled with vibrant colours. On winter mornings, you’ll often see fog blanketing the valley, creating outstanding photography opportunities. But any time of day, it’s a peaceful spot for a quiet cuppa or a picnic with beautiful views across Turon Valley.

Nearby events

  1. Bathurst Farmers' Market

    Saturday 26 January 2019 to Saturday 27 April 2019 , Bathurst

    A Lions Club of Bathurst Project. Wander through the pavilions and sample or buy fresh regional produce. The market’s aim is to encourage stalls with goods that are grown and / or produced within the Bathurst and Central West Regions. …

    26 Jan - 27 Apr
  2. Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour

    Thursday 31 January 2019 to Sunday 03 February 2019 , Bathurst

    Mount Panorama is set to launch the Australian motorsport season, when the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour returns. Australia’s International Endurance Race has become one of the most iconic races on the GT calendar, with 12 hours of bumper…

    31 Jan - 03 Feb