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. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. Lithgow Family Show

    Friday 15 March 2019 to Saturday 16 March 2019 , Lithgow

    The Lithgow Family Show is a community based event run by volunteers that celebrates the best in the region and provides a form of entertainment that appeals to a broad range of people. From cattle and wool produce, through to incredible…

    15 Mar - 16 Mar
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. LithGlow

    Saturday 11 May 2019 to Sunday 12 May 2019 , Lithgow

    LithGlow Illuminating Industrial Innovation will be a weekend showcasing and celebrating Lithgow’s remarkable story of industrial innovation dating back to the late nineteenth century. LithGlow will be held over the weekend of Saturday…

    11 May - 12 May