Capertee Valley, Blue Mountains, near Lithgow - Image; Hamilton Lund, DNSW
Lithgow Area - Nature
The Beautiful Capertree Valley
The majestic Capertree Valley follows the Capertree River through World Heritage listed wilderness and vibrant bird life. Sandstone escarpments dominate the landscape, drawing down into a deep chasm carved into the landscape over millions of years. It’s known for its spectacular views, beautiful secluded valleys, and a world class bird watching experience.
Nature getaways in Lithgow Area
Settled in a beautiful valley on the western edge of the Blue Mountains, the Lithgow area is a picturesque region featuring an abundance of valleys, creeks and spectacular lookouts. It is also well known for beautiful bushwalking trails, many of which are suitable for all fitness levels.
This area is a great place to set off for the stunning Capertee Valley. Enjoy the peaceful surrounds and prolific birdlife that thrive in this idyllic valley.
Partake in a section of the incredible Bicentennial Trail, a 5,330 km a 5,330 km track that begins in Cooktown and visits the Lithgow area as it winds through historic stock and coach routes. Today this is also a popular place for mountain biking along the trail. Access to the Lithgow section is via Glen Davis.
The Glow Worm Tunnel, also at Newnes, has magnificent views of the striking pagoda rock formations as well as being home to thousands of glow worms, 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.
The Lithgow area also makes a great place to stop on your way to the beautiful surrounds of Mudgee, 127 km to the north, or the incredible Jenolan Caves which are 54 km to the south.