Bathurst Area


Arts, culture and heritage in Hill End

In 1851, gold was discovered at Hill End, and by 1872, at the height of the great gold rush, the town was the largest inland settlement in NSW. With its museum displays and many preserved buildings, Hill End offers fascinating insight into the 19th-century gold rush.

  • Lachlan River, Condoblin
  • Historic buildings, Hill End


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  • Bathurst Bathurst showcases superb 1800s architecture and heritage buildings from its illustrious gold-rush past.
  • Hill End At Hill End, ruins, remnants of gold fever and two historic cemeteries speak volumes about the town's rich p
  • Sofala Sofala is Australia's oldest gold-rush town. Gold was still Sofala's primary industry right up to the 1940s.