The landscapes of Lithgow have long delighted those who have crossed the mountains. Lithgow is home to many cultural, rural and historical delights. It is also a gateway to the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.
Outside the town you can explore remarkable sandstone formations; silent guardians of the largest wilderness area in New South Wales. Wollemi and Gardens of Stone National Parks will enthral visitors with vast forest vistas, ferny glens, waterfalls, unique rock formations and sandstone plateaus that fall away into deep valleys. The Newnes Plateau, Wolgan Valley and Capertee Valley hold intriguing relics of the oil shale industry, while around Lithgow discover a rich industrial and rail heritage.
Within minutes of the city itself, you can be walking through historic villages, visiting spectacular lookouts, sitting beside clear flowing creeks or discovering the many beautiful valleys that dominate the region.
You’ll be surprised at the range of things there are to do in the Lithgow area and the wide choice of places to stay – from six star with all the frills to camping with all the thrills.
Best known for its industrial heritage, Lithgow is also an exquisitely beautiful area boasting six national parks and rare flora and fauna.
Explore the Capertee Valley and Mudgee to the north, Jenolan Caves and Oberon to the south, Bathurst to the west and the Blue Mountains and Sydney to the east.
But most of all stay a few days and explore the Lithgow area itself. It’s surprisingly close, surprisingly interesting and surprisingly spectacular...we look forward to making you feel welcome