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. Autumn Colours Program

    Wednesday 27 March 2019 to Sunday 19 May 2019 , Bathurst

    Autumn is traditionally the time when the Bathurst region focuses upon its rich and fascinating past, with many of the region’s historic sights brought to life through a series of tours and activities. These provide a rare opportunity to…

    27 Mar - 19 May
  2. Alabar Gold Crown Carnival

    Event dates to be confirmed: March 2019 , Bathurst

    The Alabar Gold Crown Carnival runs for 10 days and is a mix of harness racing action (six race meetings) and social events. The social events include the Honouree Dinner, Golf Day, Gold Crown Ball and the yearling sale. Also the Miss…