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.
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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.