Plan your stay
Jhob's Gold Panning Tours
Join a born and raised local from Hillend for a how to lesson teaching you how to identify gold! Tour goes for about an hour and l bring all equipment required. Families and groups welcome!
History Hill Museum
Visit History Hill and experience what it was really like during Australia’s gold rush period. See the underground mine and extensive museum exhibits dating back to the 1850’s.
Tours are available
Simmo's Offroad Tours
Simmo's Offroad Tours provide memorable, customised outdoor experiences in the Blue Mountains and Central West New South Wales.
Hill End Heritage Site
Hill End Heritage Centre's interactive museum displays and historic information are the perfect introduction to any visit to Hill End Historic Site.
Discover life during the gold rush at Hill End Historic Site
Old Hospital grounds
Wander the historic grounds, taking in the grand architecture of Hill End Hospital, built in the 1870s.
You’ll also discover gold rush-era relics, from a model stamper battery and crusher to horse-drawn carriages, buggies, coaches and historic farm machinery.
Village walking track
Take an easy self-guided walk and discover the historic heritage of Hill End on Village walking track.
Time: 1hr 30min- 2hr
Bald Hill Tourist Mine
Bald Hill tourist mine offers a unique opportunity to step into an original 1870s mine shaft and experience the subterranean world of a colonial goldminer. The guided tour offers insights into the life and work of miners
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. This walk leads to a deep gully where you’ll discover old mine shafts and the remnants of Chinese and European alluvial mining techniques.
Cornish Quartz roasting pits
This is a rare treat for Australian history buffs. The quartz roasting pits were established in 1855 and have become a significant insight into our nation’s beginnings and how the gold rush transformed the country.
The roasting pits are an interesting snapshot into quartz mining processes,
Beaufoy Merlin Lookout
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.
Step back into the colonial era with a guided tour through historic Craigmoor home in Hill End. Careful attention to detail means this unique heritage experience brings history to life.
view Tour times