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. Hill End Ghost Tour

    Saturday 23 March 2019 to Saturday 27 July 2019 , Hill End

    There are plenty of ghosts reported in Hill End a true Ghost Town. Join them for a four hour Ghost Tour and you be the Judge. This event is for anyone interested in Ghosts, Hauntings, History or The Supernatural. They will be…

    23 Mar - 27 Jul
  2. Hill End Interactive Ghost Tour

    Friday 12 April 2019 , Hill End

    Gold Fever to Scarlet Fever. There are plenty of ghosts reported in Hill End a true Ghost Town. Join them for an Interactive three-hour Ghost Tour and you be the Judge. This event is for anyone interested in ghosts, hauntings, the…

    12 Apr
  3. The End

    Friday 12 April 2019 to Sunday 14 April 2019 , Hill End

    Come up to The End, where it all begins! The End Festival of arts, culture and heritage is back by popular demand this year. It's on at Hill End Historic Site, near Bathurst and Mudgee. A unique program of arts, culture and heritage at…

    12 Apr - 14 Apr