Date: 11th February 2021
Travelled: 80 kms from Mudgee to Hill End in NSW
Visited: Hargraves, Tambaroora and Hill End.
Stayed: Village Campground, $24.60 with the usual services S33.03404, W149.41353
We make an early start this morning, just a coffee and some fruit before making the Jayco ready for the road. It doesn’t take as long now as we have worked up a checklist.
Hill End is our plan for today. Whilst it’s not that far, the road is supposedly a little narrow and winding by all accounts.
We stop for breakfast near Hargraves and take in the view over sardines on toast. It is Thursday.
Map of Hill End highlighting the village campsite.
The village campsite at Hill End is managed by National Parks. You must book in advance according to the blurb, which we have, so we pop past and check it out. We chat with our new neighbours and have another coffee, before heading off back to Tambaroora for some exploring (plastic boot style).
Tambaroora no longer exist as a village but it has an interesting cemetery.
I stumble back to the Jayco to find Pam waiting, she asks can I hobble a bit quicker ? Heading back towards Hill End once again, we stop at Golden Gully. I park in the shade and take off the plastic boot whilst Pam heads off for a solo explore of the walking track.
It’s been a busy morning as I drive back into Hill End. I find a spot in the shade near the pub and wait for Pam. The Golden Gully walk wasn’t long enough so Pam has decided to walk back into town.
I take of the plastic boot and enjoy my book for 30 minutes.
We decide on walking the Historic Village whilst we are here…this gallery is a summary of our walk.
We eventually take the Jayco back to the campsite and have a very late lunch and a little rest. Come 5.30 we wander/hobble back up to the Royal Hotel for a drink with the locals.
It’s been a long day and this is a long blog…so that was our visit to Hill End.
Michael + Pam