Wolgan Valley Eco Tours is the only ecotourism operator in the Wolgan Valley that is 100% locally owned. Specialising in small group sizes (max six people), our tour program has been designed for the experience seeker in us all who enjoy authentic guided adventures, engaging with locals and unique wilderness experiences. Whether you are a beginner looking for easy introductory walks or more experienced and after a full day challenging hike, there is something for everyone at Wolgan Valley Eco Tours.
Turn your holiday into an Australian adventure holiday. Mt Dan 4WD Adventures offer fly fishing tours, 4WD tours, abseiling tours, bushwalking tours, and family camping adventures. They also specialise in personalised tours for small groups and can tailor a tour to suit you and will show you hidden corners of the beautiful area from a local perspective. They pride themselves on excellent customer service and are inclusive adventures are for all abilities and all ages.
Phone: 1800 941 102
The Glen Davis Shale Oil Works, located in the Capertee Valley, was one of the largest employers in the area. Producing gasoline, the operation was an important strategic resource during the war era. In its heyday about 2,500 people lived in the township. Vertical sandstone cliffs stand guard over the crumbling vegetation covered structures lending a surreal impression.
Today, the ruins of this once thriving industry can be toured every Saturday at 2pm.
'The Poplars' Canobla Road, Glen Davis NSW 2846
Phone: (02) 6379 7380
The Water Garden has at its heart a 6 acre stone and water feature garden and includes follies such as a blue-stone bridge, red bridge, boardwalks a copper tree fountain, obelisk pond and allée of London Plane trees.
The Nursery at Mayfield Garden is stocked with a wide range of cool climate plants. Completing the Water Garden experience is the Nursery with its extensive range of cool climate plants, & the Kitchen Café serving seasonal, freshly prepared food. The Water Garden, Nursery & Kitchen Café @ Mayfield Garden are all open 7 days a week
Open: Daily 9am – 4.00pm (last entry at 3pm to the Water garden)
$5: child 7-16yrs
Free: child 0-6yrs
$25: family (2Ad + 2Ch)
530 Mayfield Road, Oberon NSW
Inspired by the grandeur of English country garden estates, Mayfield Garden near Oberon began to take shape in the mid-1990′s and today is one of the world’s largest privately owned cool climate gardens. Mayfield Garden extends across more than 160 acres (64H) and sits within a 5,000 acre working farm.
Private Garden Open Days program includes live entertainment, delicious catering and a shuttle bus service (between key points in the garden). Open days are
Spring: Last two weeks in October ( Sat 15 Oct – Sun 30 Oct.)
Autumn: Last two weeks in April (16 April – May 1 Closed: all Public Holidays)
Child 7-16yrs: $10
Child 0-6yrs: Free
Family: $65 (2Ad+2Ch)
530 Mayfield Road, Oberon NSW
In the Hartley Valley just 10 minutes from Lithgow, the Lolly Bug is a popular destination for tourists, travellers and locals. Stocking over 2000 lines we have something for everyone – confectionery from all around the world including old fashioned English sweets, New Zealand, American, Scottish and Dutch treats as well as good old Aussie favourites. The Lolly bug offers quality locally made produce and other Australian produce.
Thursday, Friday, Monday and Tuesday - 10 am to 4pm.
Saturday and Sunday 9am to 5pm.
2297 Great Western Highway
Little Hartley NSW 2790
Ph: (02) 6355 2162
In 1912, the Government built the Small Arms Factory in Lithgow to produce weapons and small arms. The factory was the first modern manufacturing facility in Australia. The Museum presents a visual journey into the social and engineering history of this renowned facility.
Open Tues - Thurs 9:30 am to 2:00 pm, Weekends, public & school holidays 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Groups by appointment.
Methven St , Lithgow, 2km west of Lithgow PO
P:(02) 6351 4452
The Turon Technology Museum displays the engines of the Industrial Revolution covering the period 1850-1950. Exhibits include the steam and internal engine and the internal combustion engine and its development.
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.
Open Tuesday – Sunday 10.00am-1.00pm & 1.30pm-4.20pm Closed Mondays
- Self-Guided Courthouse tours $4.40 per person
- Pre Booked Group Courthouse and Church tours – Guided $6.60 per person
- Kew-Y-Ahn - Aboriginal Art Gallery
- Walking Track to Granite Tor
- Old Hartley Post Office Cafe
- Clean Restrooms
- Talisman Gallery
Ron Fitzpatrick’s metal works features regularly in decorating magazines including Vogue and House & Garden. Visit his gallery in Hartley and see the artist and his work.
Hartley Historic Site, NSW 2790
M: 0407 723 722