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 colonial New South Wales and the roaring early days of the gold rush.

Explore the town on a self-guided tour starting at the Hill End Visitor Centre and museum. You’ll find streetscapes and buildings little changed since the village’s 1870s goldmining heyday.

Join a tour of impressive Craigmoor House for an intriguing peek into the past, try your luck gold panning at the Fossicking Ground, and experience the subterranean world of a colonial goldminer on a guided tour of Bald Hill Tourist Mine.

Spend a couple of days uncovering the layers of history at this remarkable site, home to a thriving community and artists’ retreat. You can camp at one of two campgrounds or stay in heritage accommodation in town.

Nearby events

  1. Hill End Ghost Tour

    Saturday 30 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…

    30 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