Glen Davis Ruins Tour

Glen Davis Ruins Tour

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.

Tours run every Saturday.

In the cooler months, from April to September they go from 2-4pm

During daylights savings (Oct-March) they go from 5-7pm to avoid the heat and enjoy the sunset!

The tour costs $15pp & $8 for Children under 12yrs. Cash only.

It is a walking tour, so wear covered shoes, dress for the weather and bring some water.

Contact Details

Address: ‘The Poplars’ Canobla road, Glen Davis
Phone: 0400 440 525
Email: glendavisworks@gmail.com

Glen Davis Ruins Tour

Mayfield Water Garden , Nursery and Cafe

Mayfield Water Garden , Nursery and Cafe

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)

Water Garden Entry Fees

$10: adult
$5: child 7-16yrs
Free: child 0-6yrs
$25: family (2Ad + 2Ch)

Contact Details

Address: 530 Mayfield Road, Oberon NSW
Phone:  02 6336 3131 (Mon-Fri 9am-4pm)
Email:  info@mayfieldgarden.com.au
Website: www.mayfieldgarden.com.au

 

 

Gang Gang Gallery

206 Main Street. Lithgow

0408 514 440

 

 

Mayfield Garden

Mayfield Garden

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)

Adult: $25
Child 7-16yrs: $10
Child 0-6yrs: Free
Family: $65 (2Ad+2Ch)

Contact Details

Address: 530 Mayfield Road, Oberon NSW
Phone:  02 6336 3131 (Mon-Fri 9am-4pm)
Email:  info@mayfieldgarden.com.au
Website: www.mayfieldgarden.com.au

 

 

Mayfield Gardens

530 Mayfield Road, Oberon NSW

The Lolly Bug

The Lolly Bug

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.

Operating Hours

Thursday, Friday, Monday and Tuesday – 10 am to 4pm.
Saturday and Sunday 9am to 5pm.
Closed Wednesday

Contact Details

Address: 2297 Great Western Highway Little Hartley NSW 2790
Phone: (02) 6355 2162
Email: info@thelollybug.com.au
Website: www.thelollybug.com.au

 

 

The Lolly Bug

2297 Great Western Highway Little Hartley

Small Arms Factory Museum

Small Arms Factory Museum

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.

Contact Details

Address: Methven St , Lithgow, 2km west of Lithgow PO
Phone: (02) 6351 4452
Website: www.lithgowsafmuseum.org.au
Email: lithgowsafmuseum@ozemail.com.au

 

 

Small Arms Factory Museum

Hartley Historic Site

Hartley Historic Site

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

Contact Details

Phone: 02 6355 2117
Website: http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/hartley-historic-site
Email: hartley@environment.nsw.gov.au

 

 

Hartley Historic Site