Once a booming gold town, Hill End today is a blend of heritage buildings and mine relics. The town is also known for being an artistic hub – Brett Whiteley, John Olsen, Donald Friend and Russell Drysdale all found themselves inspired by the village’s historic charm and landscapes in the 60s and 70s and an Artist In Residence program run by Bathurst Regional Gallery keeps the artistic energy alive and well in the town today. Learn more about the fascinating history of Hill End HERE or visit the Hill End Image Gallery.
Located 74km north (just over an hours’ scenic drive) from Bathurst, Hill End makes the perfect day trip for visitors wanting to learn more about Australia’s gold rush or indulge in the beauty of the town’s historic architecture and landscapes. Or really set out to get to know the town and meet the locals, and stay at high quality accommodation including the perfect hideaway of The Guesthouse Hill End or Northeys in the heart of the village.