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Lake Lyell Recreation Park

Magpie Hollow Road, Lithgow NSW 2790

Lake Lyell is a beautiful destination within two hours drive from Sydney. It provides visitors with access to the lake via a concrete boat ramp for waterskiing, fishing, kayaking and general boating. The park has both powered and unpowered sites, hot showers, free barbecues, and a childrens' playground. It is a magnificent bush setting, and only 10 minutes from Lithgow. The park also has a number of picnic tables, and walking tracks. While catering for overnight visitors, day visitors are also welcome. Lake Lyell provides cooling water for both Wallerawang and Mount Piper Power Stations. The Lake is connected to Wallerawang Lake by pipeline and hence to Wallerawang and Mount Piper Stations. Water is pumped from Lake Lyell Dam on the Cox's River, about 20 kilometres from the power station to the Thompsons Creek Dam, close to Mount Piper, which provides an additional 27,000 mega litres of cooling water.

We now offer kayak hire!

Lake Lyell is now the home of Aqua Blitz, an inflatable water park featuring monkey bars,
trampoline, rock climbing wall, slides and much more! Fun for the whole family to enjoy.

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Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum

69 Methven Street, Lithgow NSW 2790
In 1906 the Australian Government decided Australia should be independent from Britain for her defence needs. The Lithgow Small Arms Factory commenced production in 1912. This museum, situated in the grounds of the Small Arms Factory, celebrates the rich history of Australia's first high precision mass production facility and its people. Over its years of operation Lithgow SAF accumulated military small arms from all over the world for technical appraisal. These and the Factory's own production form the basis of a most comprehensive collection of rifles, sub-machine guns and ordnance. To keep this vital factory going between wars, an amazing array of commercial products were manufactured. The Factory saved the floundering Australian wool Industry during the 1930s, manufacturing parts for shearing handsets, replacing expensive English equipment. In 2007, collector Ron Hayes donated a magnificent handgun collection. The diversity in the Ron Hayes Gallery will amaze even those disinterested in firearms.
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Newnes Plateau

Newnes State Forest (north of Lithgow), Lithgow NSW 2790
Newnes State Forest is located on Newnes Plateau and contains a plantation of Radiator Pine, natural forest and Sandstone escarpments. There is access to Glow Worm Tunnels and Wollemi National Park. Bungleboorie Picnic Area provides a peaceful rest stop in Newnes State Forest. The town of Newnes is located in the Wolgan Valley but there is no vehicular access from the Glow Worm Tunnel area. For a circular day walk, go through the Glow Worm Tunnel, then walk along the Wolgan Valley railway only as far as the old coach road and return via this path and the Pagoda Track, a total distance of 7.5 kilometres.
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Glow Worm Tunnel

Newnes State Forest, north of Lithgow, Lithgow NSW 2790
The Glow Worms are located in an old rail tunnel 400 metres in length. It was originally constructed as part of the railway line to Newnes Kerosene Shale Works. The line was dismantled around the 1940s.The tunnel is located 40 kilometres from Lithgow on the Newnes Plateau. Good walking shoes and a torch are required for the walk through the tunnel. The glow worms found in the tunnel are the larvae of the fungus gnat. The blue glow of the larvae is the result of a chemical reaction in the body of the glow worm. The larvaes' glow lures their prey, such as mosquito's, closer to them.
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Newnes Shale Oil Ruins

North Of Lithgow, Lithgow NSW 2790
At the end of Wolgan Valley lies a reminder of the shale oil industry. The township and shale oil mining complex was established in 1906. The Newnes Oil Shale Mine produced low grade oil. Set within beautiful mountain scenery, a collection of shanties, huts and buildings for the mining process were built. Today the ruins of the site are all that remains. Operational costs and the availability of lower priced crude oil finally closed the works in 1932. The former hotel (now Newnes Kiosk) is the only reminder of a thriving community. A brief stop at the top of the Wolgan Gap affords excellent views of Wolgan Valley and the spectacular sandstone escarpments. To reach the ruins of the works, cross the river at the fjord by foot, or 4WD downstream from the hotel, and follow the well-defined path which was the original route of the railway line.
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Bianca Villa

7 Main Street, Lithgow NSW 2790
Is your furniture in need of an update? Looking for something different for a room? Why not call in and see the friendly staff at Bianca Villa. Some of the tantalising merchandise and styles available from Bianca Villa include: Homewares, French Provincial, Antiques, Lighting, Everything House, Shabby Chic, Modern, Soft Furnishings and Rustic. Come in and have a browse and be surprise yourself at what you'll find while picking up a bargain.
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Eskbank House and Museum

Bennett Street, Lithgow NSW 2790
Eskbank House and Museum in Lithgow is a historic home, with splendid furniture, display of Lithgow Pottery and other period pieces, blacksmith's forge and a coach house. Built in 1842 by Thomas Brown, Eskbank House is a sandstone building in the Georgian style. The four front rooms have been preserved much as they were in Thomas Brown's day, and contain some beautiful regency and early Victorian furniture. The museum has an extensive collection of Lithgow Pottery, memorabilia and photographs of early Lithgow as well as a static steam engine display. The gardens contain a stone stable and coach house and an unusual stone hexagon garden shed and picnic area available to use.
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Hassans Walls Lookout

Hassans Walls Reserve, Lithgow NSW 2790
Hassans Walls Lookout is the highest lookout in the Blue Mountains at approximately 1,100 metres above sea level. Look out to Mount Wilson, Mount York, Mount Tarana and Mount Blaxland and the whole Hartley Valley below. To the south are the Kanimbla and Megalong Valleys and Mount Bindo (1,363 metres). You can also walk or ride around Hassans Walls Lookout.
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Hartley Historic Site

Great Western Highway, Hartley NSW 2790
Park the carriage and water the horses while you have an ale, unless you are here for Court. At least that was the case in the 1830's. Hear the stories of convicts and early pioneers that called Hartley home, on a guided tour of the Greek Revival Courthouse and St Bernard's Catholic Church. Other features of Hartley include Kew-Y-Ahn - Aboriginal Art Gallery, Walking Track to Granite Tor, Old Hartley Post Office Cafe and Talisman Gallery. Clean amenities for travellers available.
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Lockyers Road Walking Track

Lockyers Road, Hartley Vale NSW 2790
Lockyers Road Walking Track is one of the most historic walking tracks in the Blue Mountains. The track is one of the original 'roads' used to descend into Hartley Vale. Hand built by convicts, remnants of their handiwork can still be seen all along the track. The track has beautiful views over the Hartley Valley, and spectacular birdlife.
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Madjestic Tours

PO Box 94, Lithgow NSW 2790
Madjestic Tours are a tour and charter bus business catering for groups of one to 56 people. Select a tour to Mudgee Wineries and Country Pub Crawls or your own itinerary. Charter tours available for your corporate or group transfer, wedding transport, bucks and hens nights, work Christmas parties, bush walking transfers and airport shuttle service or even a round of golf. Transfers from Sydney or Bathurst airport for Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa. Madjestic also specialise in comprehensive personal bus tours to some of the Blue Mountains most unique, beautiful and sought after destinations.
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Mount Banks Road cycle route

Unnamed Road, Bell NSW 2786
5km (one way) - 2 hour - Medium difficulty A spectacular cycling route that takes in awe-inspiring views, wilderness and diverse vegetation that makes the Blue Mountains National Park so famous. Beginning at the picnic area, Mount Banks Road offers sweeping views of the Grose Valley near Mount Tomah. It's an ideal trail for cyclists, walkers and families who love a wilderness day-trip without the crowds. Winding through ... Visit website for more info