Hill End was among the greatest of Australian goldfields and in its heyday more than 200 companies worked fabulously rich reefs. At the time of the gold discovery in 1851 Hill End was known as 'Bald Hill' and named 'Hill End' in 1862.
Apart from the Royal Hotel there are a number of B&B's, cottages, camping grounds and the Hill End Ranch where as well as accommodation and a restaurant they have Educational Tours taking you back to the gold rush era.
The Bathurst area offers many children's and pet services. Babies and Children's clothing, shoes, toys, games & puzzles, furniture shops. Specialised baby and nursery shops,
kid's party planning and party supplies as well as care facilities such as child minding, playgroups, kindergartens and pre-schools.
Bathurst Pet Services offer everything you need for your four legged (and two-legged) friends.
Pet Care - with pet boarding - both boarding kennels for dogs and luxury catteries, pet grooming boutiques, a number of veterinary hospitals and surgeons and pet cremation services. Pet Shops providing pet foods, products, supplies and birds, fish, animals - dogs, cats, ferrets, guinea pigs, kittens, mice, puppies, rabbits , rats and more.
Pet Trainers - advanced dog training and dog behaviour specialists.