What's on in Hill End, NSW

Hill End is a small country town in the Central West Region in the heart of New South Wales, located about 290 km from Sydney, 65 km from Mudgee and close to Bathurst. Hill End showcases the history of the Gold Mining era in Australia. The township has preserved remnants of the gold rush era and the town has the look and feel of a town in the late 1800`s. Hill End is renowned and worth visiting because it was one of the biggest goldfields in of the Australian. At the peak of the gold rush era Hill End had more than 200 companies working several spectacularly rich gold reefs. In 1872 the famous `Holtermann's Nugget` was found which weighed 285 kg of gold measuring 150 cm by 66 cm, and was 10 cm thick. A charming place to stay is the Royal Hotel, and there are many other options including farm stays, Best and Breakfasts, holiday houses, apartments, cottages, caravan parks and camping grounds. The popular Hill End Ranch offers an excellent place to stay and a fine restaurant. They also offer Educational Tours showcasing the history of gold rush era and the many heritage sites in the town. Hill End has many well-preserved heritage buildings from the gold mining period. Hill End is surrounded by some rugged mountain and scenic gorge country that offers excellent bush walking and rock climbing.

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