Guided tour of the State heritage-listed township of Catherine Hill Bay
Visitors will gain an insight into Catherine Hill Bay on this fascinating and free historic walk.
Historic Catherine Hill Bay played a key role in the development of Australian natural resources in the 19th century, having strong associations with coal mining, organised labour and the early maritime industry in NSW.
We offer a guided walk of the first village in Catherine Hill Bay (originally three villages, today only two remain).
This village dating from 1889 remains relatively unchanged. Uniform rows of small cottages line the roads which until the 2013 fire were under the watchful gaze of the Mine Manager’s house on the hill.
The walk begins at 3pm. Meet opposite the historic hotel at the end of the village in Clarke Street.
Attendees are encouraged to come and have a drink or lunch at the hotel before the tour begins. Our guide will walk you past, and/ or inside such key buildings as the police house and lockup; the old shop, the miners’ cottages and the maternity hospital.
The tour ends at the magnificent jetty, from which coal was shipped to power Sydney. The beach itself is excellent so pack swimwear and/or fishing gear.