Lithgow Area

Just over half an hour's drive north from Lithgow, the beautiful Capertee 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 Capertee, 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.

Sun setting over Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley, Blue Mountains

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. Jetblack 24 Hour

    Saturday 23 March 2019 to Sunday 24 March 2019 , Lithgow

    Experience the unique 24-hour mountain bike event atmosphere at the Jetblack 24 Hour at the Rydal Showgrounds - wide open meadows to set up right next to the cars and a stone-throw from the trail head of the racing circuit through the…

    23 Mar - 24 Mar
  2. Ironfest

    Friday 26 April 2019 to Saturday 27 April 2019 , Lithgow

    Ironfest is 'An Arts Festival with a Metal Edge', celebrating working and playing with metal. An Arts Festival with a Metal Edge, Ironfest celebrates working and playing with metal. Held annually in Lithgow on the closest weekend to Anzac…

    26 Apr - 27 Apr
  3. Lithgow Ghost Tour Eskbank House

    Friday 26 April 2019 , Lithgow

    Creep back to Lithgow after dark for the spooky Ghost Tour of Eskbank House and Museum – if you dare. Your host Paranormal Pete has extensive knowledge of paranormal activity in the area and will lead you to the scene of dark myths and…

    26 Apr
  4. LithGlow

    Friday 10 May 2019 to Saturday 11 May 2019 , Lithgow

    LithGlow 2019 will be held on Saturday 11 May, coinciding with the 2019 Australian Heritage Festival and the 112th anniversary of the opening of the Blast Furnace. LithGlow 2019 will return to the Blast Furnace Park with a spectacular…

    10 May - 11 May
  5. Voices of Eskbank, LithGlow

    Event dates to be confirmed: May 2019 , Lithgow

    Discover the history of the Lithgow region through the Eskbank House Museum collection. One of the earliest house museums in the country, Eskbank House Museum holds many objects that reflect the important developments of the region,…