Blast Furnace Park

Blast Furnace Park

The remnants of the Blast Furnace stand tall reminding us that Lithgow was the birthplace of the Australian iron and steel industry. Constructed in 1913, the Lithgow Blast Furnace, at its peak, produced 105,000 tonnes of pig iron produced primarily for use by the Trans-Australia Railway.

Recent improvements at the site have provided walking paths across the site and informative signage with images of how things used to be.  

Contact Details

Address: Inch Street, Lithgow
For more information contact Lithgow Visitor Information Centre on 1300 76 02 76

 

 

Blast furnace Park

Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens

Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens

Visit Australia’s Coolest Garden. Located 1,000 metres above sea level, this magnificent cool climate collection for the Sydney Botanic Gardens Trust has over 40,000 plants and 5,000 different species. Enjoy magnificent views of the northern Blue Mountains that stretch from the Hunter Valley back to Sydney while you explore the 28 hectares of cultivated garden. Discover fascinating themed displays such as the Gondwana Walk with the famous Wollemi Pine, the Rock Garden where plants are grouped by continent of origin, the Plant Explorers Walk, the Rainforest Walk and the stunning Formal Garden.

Contact Details

Enquiries: (02) 4567 3000
Restaurant: (02) 4567 2060
W: www.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au

 

 

Blue Mountains Botanical Gardens

Bowenfels Gun Emplacements

Bowenfels Gun Emplacements

Lithgow’s Bowenfels Gun Emplacement is the only known inland heavy anti aircraft gun emplacement of its type in NSW.

The Gun Emplacements were constructed during World War II to protect Lithgow’s important mining, manufacturing and transport industries as well as the Small Arms Factory. Following the entry of Japan into World War II and improvements in aircraft technology there were growing concerns about the vulnerability of inland areas.

The guns were never fired during the war and have since suffered from exposure to the elements for many years.

Did you know one of the guns was used in the filming of the 2008 Baz Luhrmann film “Australia”

The Bowenfels Gun Emplacements have State Historical significance as an important part of the World War II network of defences of Lithgow.

 

 

Bowenfels Gun Emplacements

Bracey Lookout

Bracey Lookout

Recently revamped Bracey Lookout gives a 180 degree view of the Lithgow Valley.

The lookout gives panoramic views of Blast Furnace Park area and the rolling hills that surround Lithgow.

 

Bracey Lookout

Craft Works Distillery

Craft Works Distillery

Craft Works Distillery is nestled on the edge of the stunning Capertee Valley and at the back of the Royal Hotel Capertee in a  small tin shed about 40 minutes from Lithgow.

Craft Works Distillery although relativity new on the distilling local scene is already winning international praise, award recognition and recently won a Silver in the international Independent Bottlers Challenge held in the UK.

Craft Works Distillery is artisan craft in the true sense and proudly NSW using a 970 litre full copper pot still fabricated in NSW as well as using the local spring water and malted NSW barley.

The heart and soul of Craft Works Distillery is Craig or Crafty as he is affectionately known by.

Crafty mills, brews, distils, barrels and crafts his own single malt whisky Australian style.

Whisky style , best described as full flavoured , full throated flavour bombs crafted to bring our the best in his barley, his barrels and his belief in staying true to making good whisky to be enjoyed.

A very small operation including a small cellar door but if closed there is always a Craft Works Distillery single malt whisky at the Royal Hotel Capertee, say Crafty sent you.

 

Contact Details

Address: 67a Castlereagh Highway, CAPERTEE NSW 2846
Phone: 0418 960 495
Website: www.craftworker.com.au

 

 

Craft Work Distillery

Eskbank House & Museum

Eskbank House Museum

Eskbank House and Museum is the heart of history, art and culture in Lithgow. Discover the opulent Bracey Furniture Collection.

Explore the blacksmith area. View the largest collection of Lithgow Pottery in Australia. Enjoy the art exhibitions in the Courtyard Gallery. Join in the music, dance and art events and workshops held in the beautiful grounds. Relax with a picnic in the gardens and chat to the tour guides. And don’t forget to have a play on our Locomotive Engine Possum.

Hours of Operation

Open Wednesday to Sunday 10am – 4pm. Tours by arrangement. Entry fees apply.

Contact Details

AddressCnr Bennett and Inch Street, Lithgow
Phone:02 6351 3557
Email:Eskbank@lithgow.nsw.gov.au
Website: www.eskbank.lithgow.com

 

 

Eskbank House Museum

AddressCnr Bennett and Inch Street, Lithgow
Phone:02 6351 3557