Uncover the heritage of beautiful Catherine Hill Bay

Date posted: 9 January 2019

Dating back to 1889, Catherine Hill Bay remains relatively unchanged, making it both remarkably beautiful and rich in history.

Having State Heritage Listing, Catherine Hill Bay is a surviving example of a “Company Town”, with no comparable coastal environment in NSW containing such an intact and compact representation of a 19th and 20th century coal-mining town.

Visitors can learn about the historical mining buildings, or stop by the 142-year-old Catho Pub as a part of the Catherine Hill Bay Heritage Walking Trail.

The Heritage Walk features trails such as the Main Camp walk, which highlights the unique, cottage-lined streets of the Main Camp village, and the Link walk, where visitors can see both the built and natural beauty of Catherine Hill Bay.

Along with its mining roots, the quaint coastal town boasts beautiful ocean views and is home to the Catherine Hill Bay Surf Life Saving Club, making Catherine Hill Bay Beach a great spot for swimmers.

The picturesque jetty is also a focal point for locals, photographers and tourists, adding character and charm to the beautiful bay.

To find out more about Catherine Hill Bay and the Heritage Walking Trail, see the Visit Lake Mac website.

Be sure to visit Catherine Hill Bay this summer!

Page last updated: 9 January 2019