The Bridle Track
The Bridle Track is the most well known four wheel drive track in Bathurst. Originally built as the first road between Bathurst and Hill End during the gold rush. It earned its name by due to the narrowest sections where travellers had to guide their horses by the the bridle. As of Feburary 2023 the Bridle track is traversable in its entire length due to the new Monaghans Bluff Bypass.
Bathurst Regional Council advises against taking trailers on the Bridle Track. Reception on the track can be spotty, check for Total Fire Bans and restrictions ahead of time.
Bridle Track Map 2023
Looking for things to do in Hill End? Check out:
Jhobs Gold Panning Tours
If you have never been gold panning before? Jhob is a local expert and can provide all the inside knowledge you need to catch gold fever! Jhob supplies all equipment and runs tours regularly at mid day, bookings required.
History Hill Museum
A huge display of gold-rush era artefacts that tell the history of Hill End. Explore the underground mine and learn all about the gold rush and the impact it had on not only the Bathurst region but early colonial Australia as a whole.
Hill End Village Guide
Download the Hill End Village Guide to find out all about the attractions, history, accommodation, tours and more!