Henry Lawson Birthsite

Henry Lawson was born in a tent on a stormy night in 1867 on the claim mined by his parents. The birth site now features BBQ facilities, a turn around for caravans and motorhomes and is close to the off leash park where you can exercise your dogs.

Bushman’s Hill

Located on the Newell Highway and Wentworth Street, Parkes, Bushman’s Hill is a great place to explore being the site of one of Parkes’ first gold mines, which operated over 100 years ago.

Peak Hill Open Cut Experience

The Peak Hill Open Cut Gold Mine is located near the Centre of town off Mingelo Street, the mine features 5 spectacular open cuts, walking trails and viewing platforms. The gold mine is open 7 days for self-guided tours, group bookings available by phoning the Parkes Visitor Information Centre on 02 6862 6000.

Gold Fossicking at Tuena Creek

Try your luck at the public gold fossicking area behind the campgrounds in Tuena Village

The Big Pick and Gold Pan

Constructed under the supervision of the Grenfell Men's Shed out of recycled materials, and  built in recognition of Grenfell's significant contribution to the Australian gold era during the mid to late 1860s.    

Lambing Flat Riots

Lambing Flat was a poor man’s gold field, it was alluvial and mostly 1.5m to 16m below the surface, which meant expensive equipment was not needed. This was the same for the Chinese, who were also poor men, but the Europeans did not see it that way. They resented the Chinese who they claimed looked [...]

O’Brien’s Hill

A convenient spot on the edge of Grenfell to take in some terrific views and stretch your legs on a short walk around this historic site.

Adelong Falls Gold Mill Ruins

Take a wander through the historic Adelong Falls Gold Mill Ruins, see close-up the gold processing works and enjoy the beauty of the rocky Adelong Creek. This hidden gem is the perfect spot for a picnic, taking some stunning photographs or to cool off in some of the deeper pools. Gold can still be found in [...]

Bald Hill Tourist Mine

Bald Hill tourist lets you experience the subterranean world of a colonial gold miner.

Hill End

Discover the enduring legacy of colonial New South Wales and the roaring early days of the gold rush at the iconic Hill End Historic Site. With its museum displays and many preserved buildings, Hill End offers fascinating insight into the 19th-century gold rush.