To our surprise we found we had reached Hargraves and were still on bitumen. Pressing on to Hill End we were even more surprised that it didn't run out the whole way. It seems less of an adventure but must be nice for the people living at Hill End to not have to bump their way over 80-90kms of rough road to do the weekly shopping.
We are in the area of New South Wales where gold rush began. Hill End just reeks with old mining town history and charm. Visit Hill End over at 100 towns.