Nature in Lithgow Area

Settled in a beautiful valley on the western edge of the Blue Mountains, the Lithgow area is a picturesque region featuring an abundance of valleys, creeks and spectacular lookouts. It is also well known for beautiful bushwalking trails, many of which are suitable for all fitness levels. 

This area is a great place to set off for the stunning Capertee Valley. Enjoy the peaceful surrounds and prolific birdlife that thrive in this idyllic valley.

Sweeping scenic view of the Capertee Valley, near Kandos, NSW

Partake in a section of the incredible Bicentennial Trail, a 5,330 km a 5,330 km track that begins in Cooktown and visits the Lithgow area as it winds through historic stock and coach routes. Today this is also a popular place for mountain biking along the trail. Access to the Lithgow section is via Glen Davis.

Enthusiastic walkers can challenge themselves on the Six Foot Walking Track, an historic three day hiking trail which journeys through surrounding woodlands and rainforests of the Blue Mountains National Park.  For an easier trek, the Eskbank Track from the town centre is an easy 1.5 hour walk that takes you to Bracey Lookout. Take some time to admire the panoramic views of the Lithgow township.

Capertee Valley - Gardens of Stone National Park

Explore the local history that resides in this natural setting, such as the ruins of the Newnes and Glen Davis Shale Oil townships. Further afield Deep Pass on the Newnes Plateau, located within the World Heritage-listed Wollemi National Park, is a magical pass of fern-covered walls and rock pools within a quiet and narrow canyon.

The Glow Worm Tunnel, also at Newnes, has magnificent views of the striking pagoda rock formations as well as being home to thousands of glow worms, visible in the darkness of the tunnel. Look out for wallabies and kangaroos along the way. Other walks include the hike down the Zig Zag Walking Track.

The Lithgow area also makes a great place to stop on your way to the beautiful surrounds of Mudgee, 127 km to the north, or the incredible Jenolan Caves which are 54 km to the south.