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  1. Great Western Store

    Great Western Store

    Great Western Store is one of the must-see historic sites at Hill End Historic Site. Step inside this original building and get a glimpse of what it would have been like during the heyday of the...

  2. Blacksmith's Corner

    Blacksmith's Corner

    Blacksmith's Corner is located in the old gold mining village of Wattle Flat which is 10 kilometres south of the historic and well known village of Sofala.

    This landmark was once...

  3. Abercrombie Karst Conservation Reserve

    Abercrombie Karst Conservation Reserve

    Set in a peaceful valley, Abercrombie Karst Conservation Reserve is a spectacular place to visit and a unique opportunity to experience the hidden depths of NSW. Abercrombie Caves boasts the...

  4. Hill End Historic Site

    Hill End Historic Site

    Step back in time at Hill End Historic Site and discover the enduring legacy of colonial New South Wales and the roaring early days of the gold rush. Explore the town on a self-guided tour starting...

  5. Chifley Dam

    Chifley Dam

    Chifley Dam is located a leisurely three hour drive over the Blue Mountains west of Sydney. It is a perfect location for a quiet weekend getaway or a fantastic fun holiday for the family. The dam...

  6. Slados Recycled Books

    Slados Recycled Books

    Slado's Recycled Books has been established since the mid 1990s and offers avid readers and collectors a treasure trove of books.

    There are over 30,000 books across most genres...

  7. Beyers Cottage

    Beyers Cottage

    Beyers Cottage was built by the pioneering Polish miner Louis Beyers in the 1850s. Beyers was involved in the famous Holtermann Specimen discovery - the largest gold nugget found at the time. He...

  8. Denningtons Cottage

    Denningtons Cottage

    Denningtons Cottage was constructed in 1858 and is part of the department's Conservation Lease Program, where members of the public submit proposals to conserve the property in exchange for a long...

  9. Miss Traills House and Garden

    Miss Traills House and Garden

    Miss Traill's House and Garden is a National Trust property situated in Bathurst. Today it is an elegant house museum containing Ida Traill's significant collection of artefacts. These were...

  10. Yerranderie Private Town

    Yerranderie Private Town

    Yerranderie Private Town is one of NSW's most authentic, unchanged silver mining ghost towns, having been carefully preserved to retain its historic past. Accessed via 4WD Oberon Colong historic...

  11. Turon Technology Museum

    Turon Technology Museum

    Winner of a National Trust Heritage Award, The Turon Technology Museum offers something for everyone - from the steam engine enthusiast to children discovering the wider world of technology...

  12. Abercrombie House

    Abercrombie House

    Abercrombie House, a heritage treasure of the region and private home of the Morgan family, is open on many days during the year for guided tours and self-guided tours. The heritage experience...

  13. Bald Hill tourist mine

    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. It's easily accessible by car on the way...

  14. Beaufoy Merlin lookout

    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...

  15. Bald Hill lookout

    Bald Hill lookout

    Bald Hill lookout is about a 3km drive from the Hill End town centre and a great place to relax and enjoy the sunset. Be prepared for gusty winds as you travel up high to the lookout and view over...

  16. History Hill

    History Hill

    Two kilometres on the Sofala/Bathurst Road of Hill End you'll find History Hill Museum, with over 10,000 rare and unusual artefacts from the goldfields of the 1800s as well as 175 metres of...

  17. Bald Hill walking track

    Bald Hill walking track

    Bald Hill walking track is an easy walk that meanders through open woodlands, past the historic relics of old mine workings. Situated in Hill End Historic Site, this scenic loop walk begins on Reef...

  18. Bill Lyle Reserve picnic area

    Bill Lyle Reserve picnic area

    Located right in the heart of town, Bill Lyle Reserve picnic area, also known as Lyle Park or Lyle Reserve, is an ideal place for a picnic and a great starting point for your walking tour through...

  19. Bathurst Farm Experience

    Bathurst Farm Experience

    Experience a real farm and interact with animals at Bathurst Farm Experience. Feed lambs, chickens, horses and learn about their uses. Have a led "pony" ride on a Shetland pony or draught horse....

  20. Ash's Speedway Museum

    Ash's Speedway Museum

    Ash's Speedway Museum is open weekends, Public Holidays or by appointment. The museum is the largest collection of speedway memories in the Southern Hemisphere.

    It holds a...

  21. General Store

    General Store

    Located right in the centre of this historic township, Hill End's General Store is a great meeting place before embarking on a walk or Discovery tour. This wheelchair-accessible cafe offers great...

  22. National Motor Racing Museum

    National Motor Racing Museum

    The National Motor Racing Museum is located alongside the world famous racing circuit, Mount Panorama.

    The National Motor Racing Museum celebrates the history, personalities and...

  23. Vale Creek Wines

    Vale Creek Wines

    Vale Creek Wines is located in a very special spot, nestled beside the Queen Charlotte's Vale Creek about 15 minutes south of Bathurst.

    Vale Creek Winery specialises in Italian...

  24. Trunkey Creek

    Trunkey Creek

    Trunkey Creek is a lovely old gold mining village. The hills around Trunkey
    Creek is honeycombed with abandoned mine shafts and mullock heaps and
    together with the crumbling mud huts and...

  25. Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum

    Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum

    Billions of years in the making, this world class museum allows you to explore the natural history of our planet. In the unique fossil and mineral galleries you can travel through time,...

  26. Chifley Home and Education Centre

    Chifley Home and Education Centre

    Chifley Home is a house museum which serviced as the only marital home of Australian Prime Minister Ben Chifley and his wife, Elizabeth. The home contains original household furnishings and...

  27. Kings Antiques

    Kings Antiques

    There is something for everyone at Kings Antiques no matter what your budget or decoration style.

    You are most welcome to browse at your leisure without obligation and they are...

  28. Mount Gray walking track

    Mount Gray walking track

    Take a journey back in time on Mount Gray walking track, when hopeful gold miners braved the remote bush conditions in their quest for fortune. You'll wander through undulating bushland on this...

  29. Abercrombie Caves

    Abercrombie Caves

    The entrance to the Abercrombie Caves is through the majestic Archway. Solid masses of marble decorate the walls of the caves highlighted by the soft natural light entering from each end...

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