Catherine Hill Bay


Rows of 19th century miners’ cottages, in a residential area known as Middle Camp in a gully surrounded by high hills, line the roadside. Some of these are available as rental accommodation. They are essentially simple and similar, box-like units with verandahs and no fences, all situated very close to the street.

Northwood Rd which runs by the cemetery to a side road, leads out to First Lookout, a bluff overlooking the beach below. At either end are the two headlands which demarcate the bay’s boundaries. At the southern end is the coal-loading wharf with the colliery on the hillside behind it.