Historic Hill End Tour
settled in the 1850’s, Hill End was a gold town
from the beginning.
But it was
a gold strike, in the early hours of 19th October 1872
that put this little Australian town on the map. The
world’s largest gold nugget (specimen) was found
in the Star of Hope mine. Weighing in at 286kg, the
Beyers-Holtermann nugget produced over 80kg of pure
gold and created a gold rush never before seen.
in Hill End, we visit the History Hill Museum. You’ll
hear from the owner himself; Malcolm Drinkwater in his
welcome chat; see the actual tip off the Holtermann
nugget and marvel over hundreds of rare gold related
artefacts. Visiting this museum will take you back in
time. You will never forget the quirky Malcolm Drinkwater
and his lifetime collection that is History Hill Museum.
at leisure in Hill End (we can arrange a group lunch
for 10 or more) followed by an afternoon of wandering
around the old town. Enjoy a counter lunch and beer
in the Royal Hotel (built 1872), or a coffee and sandwich
in the General store. You can relax in the bus for a
tour of the town including a visit to a beautiful lookout
to see where the world’s largest nugget was actually
- The Royal
- Hill End
- The old
and historical facts around the town
tea, entry to History Hill Museum
does the tour start?
at the Bathurst Visitors Information Centre or from
your accommodation by prior arrangement
long is the tour?
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