Hill End Art Retreat

OVERVIEW

Please join me for a small group tour to Hill End.  En route we’ll visit Mt. Victoria for lunch and on to Sofala for afternoon tea (if time permits).  On our return to Sydney we’ll visit Mt. Tomah Botanic Gardens.

MONDAY 2nd November
• Depart Central Station 10.18am (to avoid peak hour).  Arrive Mt Victoria 12.37pm for lunch.  
• Private coach transfer via Sofala for afternoon tea
• Arrive Hill End Lodge late afternoon

TUESDAY 3rd November
• Breakfast at Hill End Lodge
• Spend Saturday exploring the history of Hill End and creating art around the district.  You may prefer to join the locals for a long lunch in the gardens of the iconic pub!
• There are many views – such as the Old Hospital and Hill End Pub –  if the weather is inclement
• Return to Hill End Lodge for dinner

WEDNESDAY 4th  November 
• Depart after breakfast by private coach to Sydney
• En route visit Mt. Tomah Botanic Garden for lunch and then return to Sydney by train mid afternoon

What to see around Hill End:  www.hillend.org

Our accommodation:  www.hillendlodge.com.au

Our driver – Bernie Baker – has driven coaches around Australia for 15 years.   Hill End sits above the Turon River Valley and is surrounded by scenic bush country.  Wealth from the gold rush saw the village boom in 1872. By the 1950’s, long after the end of the gold rush and later the depression; the town became a popular destination for many of Australia’s greatest artists including Lloyd Rees, Donald Friend, Russell Drysdale, Margaret Olley, John Olsen and Brett Whitely.  It continues as an artist haven. 

TOUR INFO

INCLUDED
• private coach transfer from Mt. Victoria to Hill End
• private coach transfer from Hill End to Mt Tomah Botanic Gardens (and then to the Sydney bound train)
• 2 nights accommodation with breakfast at Hill End Lodge
• 2 dinners at Hill End Lodge

 

NOT INCLUDED
• lunches
• alcohol
• $2.50 train ticket from Sydney to the mountains/return

 

WHAT TO BRING
• casual clothing
• optional : art stool
• art materials (any medium) 
• hat / sunnies / sun cream / jacket 

 

 

PRICE

$750.00per person (single sup included) Non artists/partners welcome.

 

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