where the Turon meets the Macquarie River

The Turon River flows through the valley below Hill End & was the location of alluvial gold discovered between 1830 to 1845. The villages of Hill End and Tambaroora were accessed in the 19th Century via the Bridle Track and the Hill End to Sofala Road. The Bridle Track winds its way through the Turon Valley and up a very steep trail via Hawkins Hill on a convict built path. The historic road can be traversed from Hill End down a steep narrow section to the Turon River and to some campsites along the river, however the track is closed due to a major road collapse at Monaghans Bluff.

 Macquarie & Turon Rivers