A convenient campsite in the heart of historic Hill End.
While a long way from its heyday, the historic gold mining town of Hill End has plenty to offer visitors. Remnants from this 19th Century boomtown still remain and offer a fascinating glimpse into gold rush era Australia.
And the best place to park your caravan or pitch your tent is the Village Campground.
Located less than a kilometer from the village centre – where stands the town’s last remaining pub and a general store – the Village Campground is very well appointed with powered and unpowered grassy campsites overlooking the rolling countryside beyond.
There are full amenities available including toilets, coin-operated hot showers and even a laundry. There are picnic tables, fresh drinking water and barbecue facilities, too.
The campground is flanked by established trees and thanks to a deluge of rain in the weeks prior to our visit, the campground – and indeed the entire town – was green and lush, glistening in the early springtime.
We could have been forgiven for imagining we’d set up the caravan somewhere in the English countryside, a factor that only added to the quaint charm of the town, which seems to exist as an unlikely relic from bygone days.
Regarded as an historic site, the town of Hill End and the campgrounds within it are managed by NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service. Campsites are on a first come, first served basis, with no bookings required.
Powered sites are charged at $12 per adult, per night ($6 per child) and unpowered sites are $8 per adult, per night ($5 per child). Children under five are free.