Nature getaways in Lithgow area, Blue Mountains
Bushwalking is a popular activity in and around the Lithgow area, with walking trails to suit all ages and fitness levels in this part of the Blue Mountains.
The Eskbank Track from the town centre is an easy 1.5-hour walk that take yous to Bracey Lookout which has panoramic views of Lithgow township.
Further afield, Deep Pass on the Newnes Plateau is located within the World Heritage-listed Wollemi National Park;features include fern-covered walls and rock pools within its narrow canyon. The Glow Worm Tunnel is also at Newnes and has magnificent views of the striking pagoda rock formations as well as being home to thousands of glow worms that are visible in the darkness of the tunnel. Look out for wallabies and kangaroos along the way.
Other walks include the hike down the Zig Zag Walking Track which closely follows the historic Zig Zag Railway line. There are several historic walking trails from Hartley, many that follow old coach roads from the early 19th century.