Lithgow Area

Just over half an hour's drive north from Lithgow, the beautiful Capertree Valley winds between dramatic escarpments of sandstone cliff and native bushland. Abundant in flora and wildlife, this area is recognised internationally as a top bird watching area, and has a dedicated bird watching trail. Capertee National Park also offers other spectacular walks, camping as well as heritage homestead accommodation.

To the east of Capertree, and measuring more than 5,000 sq kms Wollemi National Park is the largest wilderness area in the state. It’s also incredibly rugged, a maze of canyons, cliffs and dense forest, ideal for bushwalkers, campers and canoeists looking for an authentic bush adventure. This spectacular area is around 45 minutes drive from Lithgow. 

Capertee Valley - Gardens of Stone National Park

Nearby Wolgan Valley is a majestic slice of free-range Australia and adventure activity specialist Life’s an Adventure offers a two-day guided walk exploring the escarpments, beehive pagoda rock formations, bushland and ancient aboriginal rock paintings of this beautiful valley, with native wildlife encounters along the way. This is a fully supported walk, with luggage transport and comfortable tented accommodation.

On the edge of Lyell Lake just outside Lithgow, the Japanese Garden & Bathhouse is a genuine experience in Japanese culture with an onsen-style outdoor hot spring bath, a tea house, a Zen temple garden and massages. The complex also offers unique Japanese-style accommodation.

Morning fog over Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa

Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley is one of the most exclusive resorts in the country, an ultra-luxurious enclave set deep in a valley at the foot of towering sandstone cliffs with free-standing private villas set within 2,800 hectares.

Just 40 kms north-west of Lithgow, Gardens of Stone National Park is a pocket-sized paradise whose exquisite rock formations are a favourite for wilderness photographers. Highlights of the park include the Bicentennial Trail, the Ben Bullen Trail, Baal Bone Gap and the awesome views of the Newnes Plateau

THINGS TO DO AND PLACES TO STAY

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  1. Daffodils at Rydal

    Saturday 08 September 2018 to Sunday 16 September 2018 , Lithgow

    Daffodils at Rydal festival celebrates the arrival of spring. Thousands of daffodils have been planted in the parks and gardens of Rydal. Daffodils at Rydal will take place over two weekends in September. You can pay the entry fee at the …

    08 Sep - 16 Sep
  2. Lithgow Halloween

    Saturday 27 October 2018 , Lithgow

    Lithgow Main Street will be overrun with freaky fiends, ghouls and zombies. The main shopping area will be transformed into a fun-filled pedestrian zone with, non-stop entertainment. Markets 3.00pm-9.00pm Market stalls will be back again t…

    27 Oct
  3. Back to Hartley - Family Fair

    Sunday 28 October 2018 , Hartley

    Back to Hartley is a community event to promote their heritage and raising funds for local charities/not for profit groups. Entry is AUD5 per car, all monies raised will be donated to a local community group in the Lithgow district. (20…

    28 Oct
  4. Rydal Show

    Event dates to be confirmed: February 2019 , Lithgow

    The Rydal Show is known as 'the biggest little show in the west'. There is something for everyone with yard dog trials, wood chopping, prize winning arts and horticulture. See the best wool, the best cattle, and the best vegetables the …

    02 Feb
  5. Portland Art Exhibition

    Event dates to be confirmed: March 2019 , Lithgow

    Annual Portland Art Exhibition. The Portland Art Society Inc. hold an art exhibition every year the first weekend in March and have done so since 1976. The exhibition, which is highly rated in NSW allows a great diversification of artist…

    02 Mar - 03 Mar
  6. Lithgow Agricultural Show

    Friday 15 March 2019 to Saturday 16 March 2019 , Lithgow

    The Lithgow Agricultural Show will bring together all the popular exhibitions plus Side Show Alley. The Show weekend will be packed with things to do and see including Monster Trucks and Rolly Polly Cars, Outback Stockman Show, Machines Par…

    15 Mar - 16 Mar