Located in the heart of the central-west 275km NW of Sydney 1,000m above sea-level.
Sitting above the Turon River Valley, and surrounded by scenic bush country, Hill End is a quaint village located in the heart of central-west NSW.
The area first made its claim to fame through the 19th century gold rush, where in 1872 wealth from the gold-fields saw the village boom into what was then a thriving city.
Following the bust of the boom, and on the heels of the great depression, the 1950′s saw Hill End thrive again. This time around as a popular destination for some of Australia’s greatest artists.
The art culture remains prominent today, and within a well-preserved gold-mining ghost town, the site is a major tourist attraction with much to offer. Hill End is an important historical and cultural landmark, drawing thousands of visitors annually.
The village of Hill End is on the register of the National Estate; www.deh.gov.au, and important historical buildings are managed by the Department of Environment and Climate Change as a ‘Historic Site’ of national significance; www.environment.nsw.gov.au
Access to Hill End is either via Mudgee or Bathurst. There are three main approaches; from Bathurst via Sofala (78 km), from Bathurst via Turondale (69 km), and from Mudgee via Hargraves (74km). All roads, except the Sofala route, are fully sealed.