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  1. 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…

  2. Bald Hill Lookout - Hill End

    Bald Hill lookout offers stunning views of historic Hill End’s countryside. It’s a short three kilometre drive from the town centre and offers magnificent sunset moments. Be prepared for gusty winds as you travel up high to the lookout and …

  3. 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…

  4. 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 …

  5. Bald Hill Tourist Mine

    Experience the underground world of a goldminer at Bald Hill tourist mine. A short walk or drive from Hill End, this guided tour is ideal for families and school groups. Bald Hill tourist mine offers a unique opportunity to step into an or…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  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. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. Explore Hill End

    Book your club or social group now to explore Hill End and enjoy a unique Australian experience. Discover history in a fully guided tag-along tour exploring the origins, excitement and wonder of the Hill End gold rush.   Uncover historic …

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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,…