Nature getaways in Lithgow area, 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. There are several historic walking trails from Hartley, many that follow old coach roads from the early 19th century.
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 buildin...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/hartley-historic-site/hartley-courthouse/historic-site
44km (one way) - 72 hour - Hard difficulty
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...
Get back to basics with a no-fuss holiday in breathtaking countryside within Capertee National Park, an hour and a half drive from Mudgee. Capertee Cottage, nestled by the picturesque riverside settin...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/capertee-national-park/capertee-cottage/accommodation
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 mounta...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/gardens-of-stone-national-park/baal-bone-gap-picnic-area/picnic-bbq
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 sce...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/gardens-of-stone-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 am...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/wollemi-national-park
Capertee Homestead (named 'Port Macquarie') is an inspiring historic building originally built in the 1920s overlooking the river in Capertee National Park, north of Lithgow.
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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.