The small village of Hartley features one of the finest collections of historic buildings in Australia, providing a captivating look into the country's colonial past.
Another bushwalkers' haven, Lithgow lies at the western edge of the Blue Mountains, along the Great Western Highway. The area features a range of places to stay, from cosy cabins and cottages to self-contained accommodation from which it's easy to visit Lithgow's historic sites and heritage buildings.
In addition to its magnificent parklands, including Lake Lyell Recreation Park and Wollemi National Park, Lithgow is home to the Great Zig Zag Railway, the original rail line into the Lithgow valley, which opened in 1869.
Lithgow is a popular stop for visitors heading to Country NSW and has a number of fine public and private buildings, reflecting its key place in Australia's industrial history. Hartley is a proud working town that has played a significant role in the shaping of Australian commerce and industry.
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Blue Mountains Taekwondo Championships
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Glow Worm Tunnel Trail Marathon
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Wollemi National Park, near Hartley, features spectacular canyons, cliffs and undisturbed forest. Image Hamilton Lund, Destination NSW
High tea at the Hartley Valley tearooms. Image Andrew Wilson, Lithgow City Council
Historic buildings at the Hartley historic site. Image Suzanne Lollback, Lithgow City Council
Entrance to the glow worm tunnel, near Lithgow, Blue Mountains. Image Ian-Ritchie
Hassans Walls Lookout Blue Mountains, Image Lithgow Tourism
Learn about Lithgow\u2019s heritage with a visit to Eskbank House Museum. Image Lithgow Tourism
Children will enjoy exploring the historic remains at Black Furnace Park, Lithgow, Blue Mountains. Image Lithgow Tourism
Opened in 1928, Hoskins Church in Lithgow contains some of the area\u2019s finest gardens. Image Lithgow Tourism
Gardens of Stone National Park. Image Suzanne Lollback for Lithgow City Council
Hop aboard the historic Zig Zag Railway and enjoy the breathtaking views of the Blue Mountains escarpment. Image Nick Rains, Destination NSW
Lake Wallace. Image Suzanne Lollback LCC
Evans Crown. Image Suzanne Lollback LCC