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  1. Hartley Courthouse

    Hartley Courthouse

    Hartley Courthouse was designed by colonial architect Mortimer Lewis in the Grecian Revival style. Still largely intact and constructed solidly of locally quarried sandstone, it is an imposing building, as it was...

  2. Lake Wallace

    Lake Wallace

    Lake Wallace is situated at Wallerawang off the Great Western Highway, fifteen kilometres south west of Lithgow. Facilities include: children's playground, picnic and barbecue areas, hot showers...

  3. Lockyers Road Walking Track

    Lockyers Road Walking Track

    Lockyers Road Walking Track is one of the most historic walking tracks in the Blue Mountains. The track is one of the original 'roads' used to descend into Hartley Vale. Hand built by convicts, remnants of their...

  4. St Bernards Church

    St Bernards Church

    The beautiful pale sandstone St Bernards Church was built by local stonemason Alexander Binning, probably from a Gothic prototype. Before it was built, services had to be held in Hartley Courthouse, with the first...

  5. Capertee Valley

    Capertee Valley

    Surrounded by the wonders of World Heritage listed wilderness, the Capertee Valley is the world's second largest canyon. Sandstone cliffs dominate the escarpment, drawing down into a deep chasm carved into the...

  6. Wild Meadows Garden

    Wild Meadows Garden

    A new garden with a different look. There was no garden here five years ago, just paddocks. Wild Meadows Garden was designed in a naturalistic way with floral meadows and woodlands to complement each other, hence the...

  7. The Newnes Plateau Cliffs

    The Newnes Plateau Cliffs

    This is the stuff adrenalin junkies' dreams are made of. Whether your thing is bushwalking, canyoning, rock-climbing or mountain-biking, Newnes Plateau is an adventure wonderland. While you're here, you'll catch...

  8. Glen Davis Ruins

    Glen Davis Ruins

    The Glen Davis Shale Oil Works, located in the Capertee Valley, was one of the largest employers in the area. Producing gasoline, the operation was an important strategic resource during the war era. In its heyday...

  9. Glow Worm Tunnel

    Glow Worm Tunnel

    The Glow Worms are located in an old rail tunnel 400 metres in length. It was originally constructed as part of the railway line to Newnes Kerosene Shale Works. The line was dismantled around the 1940s.The tunnel is...

  10. The Lolly Bug

    The Lolly Bug

    Visitors are spoilt for choice at The Lolly Bug in Little Hartley with over 1500 varieties of lollies from all over the world. They have a large range of English and American sweets, Aussie and New Zealand favourites,...

  11. Newnes Kiosk

    Newnes Kiosk

    The Newnes Kiosk is within the bar of the now de-licensed Newnes Hotel, the last surviving building from the days of oil-shale mining at Newnes. The kiosk is open weekends and supplies information on the local Newnes...

  12. Capertee Valley Bird Trail

    Capertee Valley Bird Trail

    The Capertee Valley Bird Trail has 19 easily accessible bird watching sites each marked by a numbered roadside sign. The bird trail lies within the traditional country of the Wiradjuri people...

  13. Bicentennial trail

    Bicentennial trail

    Visitors to Gardens of Stone National Park can ride or bike the Crown Creek fire trail, a section of the iconic Bicentennial trail, which stretches for 5,330km along the Great Dividing Range of eastern Australia from...

  14. Turon National Park

    Turon National Park

    If you want to really feel like you've gotten away from it all with a remote and rugged bush camping experience, Turon National Park is a fantastic, accessible choice. Just 45km from Lithgow and 185km north of Sydney,...

  15. Energy Expo at Mt Piper

    Energy Expo at Mt Piper

    You can visit the Mount Piper Power Station Energy Expo every day of the year, except Christmas Day, between 9am and 4pm, tours are available by prior arrangement. Here you'll be able to enjoy exhibits, models,...

  16. Hartley Historic Site

    Hartley Historic Site

    Step back in time within the historic village of Hartley set into the western edge of the beautiful Blue Mountains. Set among pastures, orchards, native plants and nineteenth and twentieth-century cottage gardens, the...

  17. Mount Banks Road cycle route

    Mount Banks Road cycle route

    A spectacular cycling route that takes in awe-inspiring views, wilderness and diverse vegetation that makes the Blue Mountains National Park so famous. Beginning at the picnic area, Mount Banks Road offers sweeping...

  18. Bianca Villa

    Bianca Villa

    Is your furniture in need of an update? Looking for something different for a room? Why not call in and see the friendly staff at Bianca Villa. Some of the tantalising merchandise and styles...

  19. Hassans Walls Lookout

    Hassans Walls Lookout

    Hassans Walls Lookout is the highest lookout in the Blue Mountains at approximately 1,100 metres above sea level. Look out to Mount Wilson, Mount York, Mount Tarana and Mount Blaxland and the whole Hartley Valley...

  20. Capertee Woolshed ruins

    Capertee Woolshed ruins

    When spending time in Capertee National Park, remember to visit Capertee Woolshed ruins while you're there. On the river flat below Capertee Homestead - 'Port Macquarie', these ruins are one of the surviving remnants...

  21. Six Foot walking track

    Six Foot walking track

    Looking for an exhilarating adventure that will give your mind and body a hard yet exhilarating workout? The dynamic Six Foot walking track packs it all into a three-day hike for enthusiastic bushwalkers. Winding...

  22. Baal Bone Gap picnic area

    Baal Bone Gap picnic area

    If you're four-wheel driving, head out to Baal Bone Gap for a picnic and some of the finest views in the Blue Mountains. You'll find huge examples of the rock pagodas that make this part of the mountains unique and...

  23. Newnes Shale Oil Ruins

    Newnes Shale Oil Ruins

    At the end of Wolgan Valley lies a reminder of the shale oil industry. The township and shale oil mining complex was established in 1906. The Newnes Oil Shale Mine produced low grade oil. Set within beautiful mountain...

  24. Lithgow Golf Club

    Lithgow Golf Club

    The picturesque, and very easy walking, 18 hole golf course at the Lithgow Golf Club offers quite a challenge to all levels of player. The mens par is 72 at just a few metres under 6,000 metres, and 74 for the ladies...

  25. Newnes Plateau

    Newnes Plateau

    Newnes State Forest is located on Newnes Plateau and contains a plantation of Radiator Pine, natural forest and Sandstone escarpments. There is access to Glow Worm Tunnels and Wollemi National Park. ...

  26. Wollemi National Park

    Wollemi National Park

    Discover the spectacular landscapes of Wollemi National Park, part of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. From scenic canyons, towering cliffs, wild rivers and serene forests, there are ample opportunities...

  27. Gardens of Stone National Park

    Gardens of Stone National Park

    To walk among the exquisite and varied rock pagoda formations, sandstone cliffs and canyons at Gardens of Stone National Park is a memorable experience. The extraordinary rock shapes, the stunning scenic views over...

  28. St John the Evangelist Church

    St John the Evangelist Church

    St John's was erected by Mrs Georgina Abbott as a memorial to her parents, Mr and Mrs James Walker and her first husband, Mr Edwin Barton. It was designed by Blacket and Son, architects and built by George Donald,...

  29. Eskbank House and Museum

    Eskbank House and Museum

    Eskbank House and Museum in Lithgow is a historic home, with splendid furniture, display of Lithgow Pottery and other period pieces, blacksmith's forge and a coach house. Built in 1842 by Thomas...

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