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Canine Camping at Hill End, NSW

Looking for a fabulous bush camping adventure in western NSW? We had a fantastic four day camp out at Hill End over the Easter holiday. Pluto and I give the trip a double paws up! Hill End is a historic little mining town tucked into beautiful bush landscape just a couple of hours from Katoomba… That’s around 3.5 – 4 hours for Sydney folk.

The tiny little town is home to a handful of shops including a historic pub, a wee general store, a couple of cafes, a camping goods store and lollies store. It’s quaint, friendly and even has a dog friendly campground right in town for those of you who like to be real close to amenities. The Village campground is small and grassy. It was super packed on the Easter weekend you can be sure.

We opted for the other close by campground called Glendora, just a 5 minute drive from town. This is a larger campground with both powered and unpowered options. Both camp grounds are dog friendly, but there was a volunteer at ours who asked us to keep Pluto on leash, so it’s not completely free range for dogs. We did encounter a good number of kangaroos on fire trails and walks so it’s a good idea to make sure your Fido can’t chase off into the wild blue yonder.

There are many lovely bushy sites, drinkable water, 4 minute hot showers for a dollar coin and a nice outdoor hot water sink for cleaning dishes. This is not roughing it. This is camping luxury. There’s also a fire trail you can take for a stroll right into town if you’re looking for a beautiful walk with a cuppa at the end. I’ve heard that there is delicious Devonshire tea available too and Hosie’s cafe is comes with high recommendation.

We arrived on Thurs morning to an empty campground but by Friday arvo things were getting wild. If you want to have a very quiet camping experience I wouldn’t recommend Hill End during big holiday weekends. We were happy to mingle with the minions this time.┬áThe people in town were friendly and welcoming as well.

If you’d like to check out Hill End here’s a link to see more about the area. We had a great time.


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