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. Guido Paints Portland Silos

    Saturday 28 April 2018 to Sunday 29 April 2018 , Lithgow

    Australian-born, internationally renowned visual artist, Guido van Helten has been commissioned to paint a large-scale mural on the eight-bin silos that dominate the local landscape. Commissioned by AWJ Civil as an introductory aspect at T…

    28 Apr - 29 Apr
  2. Heritage Train Rides LithGlow 2018

    Saturday 12 May 2018 , Lithgow

    Join Lachlan Valley Railway aboard their historic 1920's "Tin Hare" Railmotors for a heritage train ride to Wallerawang and return as part of the LithGlow 2018 event. Shuttles are 20 minutes each way; if you would like to catch a later t…

    12 May
  3. Aussie Night Markets, LithGlow 2018

    Saturday 12 May 2018 , Lithgow

    Aussie Night Markets and Food Trucks specialise in night markets that bring families, communities and friends together. Enjoy this non-alcoholic event with music, kids rides, market stalls and an international food smorgasbord made-up of st…

    12 May
  4. LithGlow Ghost Tours

    Saturday 12 May 2018 , Lithgow

    Blue Mountains Mystery Tours invites you to Lithgow for a Paranormal Investigation and Ghost Tour of Lithgow State Mine Museum– if you dare. Your host Paranormal Pete has extensive knowledge of Paranormal activity at the site and will lead…

    12 May
  5. Voices of Eskbank, LithGlow

    Saturday 12 May 2018 to Sunday 13 May 2018 , 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, includ…

    12 May - 13 May