The village of Hill End is reached by bitumen road from both Bathurst (about 75kms via Turondale & Sallys Flat) and Mudgee (75kms via Hargraves) and because of the nature of the drive it takes about an hour to cover this distance. If travelling from Bathurst, via Peel and Sofala, it is around 85kms and this road is now bitumen all the way as well. Be aware that there are a few kilometres of winding road between Sofala and the Pyramul turnoff.
All roads are suitable for caravans (with care) however currently the Bridle Track, which is only suitable for 4 wheel drives, is currently impassable due to a rockfall at Monaghan’s Bluff, about 17kms from Hill End. This historic track, used by the early miners, and which follows the Macquarie and Turon Rivers from Duramana to Hill End, was an important route and it is hoped that it will eventually be reopened.
Accommodation options in the Hill End area
Come for a day or stay for the weekend. As accommodation is limited in the area it is suggested that you book early to avoid disappointment.
Hill End Lodge, http://www.hillendlodge.com.au/
Hill End Ranch, http://hillendranch.com.au/
Royal Hotel, http://www.royalhotelhillend.com/
and there are now several B&Bs in the village just waiting for you to enjoy their hospitality.
Carla’s Cottage – Green Valley, www.carlascottage.webs.com
The Guesthouse, http://www.theguesthousehillend.com.au/
National Parks & Wildlife service also have B&B accommodation and camping grounds (online bookings now essential) https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/hill-end-historic-site
For further information about accommodation and other attractions in the region contact
National Parks and Wildlife Service – As prebooking is now essential for camping and caravan sites at both NPWS campgrounds in Hill End please contact them directly beforehand.