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.

T: 02 6355 2117
W: http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/hartley-historic-site
E: hartley@environment.nsw.gov.au

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

Hartley Historic Site

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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
W: www.talismangallery.com.au

Talisman Gallery

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State Mine Heritage Park

The poppet head towers above the first State Government owned coal mine, signifying the struggle to bring the black gold to the surface. The museums collection of memorabilia and artefacts depict working life in Australia’s coal mines.

Lithgow State Mine's newest attraction is the spectravision presentation called "Fire in the Mine" and is the latest amazing exhibition at the Lithgow State Mine Heritage Park. 

Listen to Marion Curry tell her moving story of the dangers faced by miners in their everyday work. The exhibition utilizes the spectravision technique to project a moving image into the display, an experience that needs to be seen to be believed.
Open 12.00pm-4.00pm Saturday and Sunday
Group tours at any time by appointment.

A: State Mine Gully Rd, Lithgow NSW 2790
P: 02  6353 1513
E: statemin@lisp.com.au
W: www.statemine.org.au/

 

Spectravision

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Pearsons Lookout

Pearson's Lookout, just south of the village of Capertee affords one of the best views of the majestic Capertee Valley below. There are 180 degree views of the Valley with Pantoney's Crown dominating the ground below. View the Gardens of Stone and Wollemi National Park to the south and up towards Kandos and Rylstone in the North. The Capertee Valley is the second largest enclosed canyon in the world and to get a bird’s eye view there is no better or more easily accessible place than Pearson's Lookout

Pearsons Lookout

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Mt Piper Power Station Energy Expo

You can visit the Mount Piper Power Station Energy Expo every day of the year, except Christmas Day, between 9am and 4pm, with tours available with prior arrangement. Here you'll be able to enjoy exhibits, models, displays, photographic and printed information, videos and touch screens and gain an understanding of the way NSW electricity is produced and distributed.

While the tour mainly focuses on coal-fired thermal power stations, like Energy Australia’s Mt Piper and Wallerawang Power Stations  you'll also get to explore information on developments in renewable energy sources. Entry and tours are completely free, and the power station includes picnic facilities, a children's playground and electric barbeques to make for a great day out for the whole family.

Please note: during Mount Piper tours visitors are asked to not take photographs or carry cameras and bags

Mt Piper Power Station
Cnr of Castlereagh Highway and Boulder Road Blackmans Flat  
P:(02) 6354 8111

www.energyaustralia.com.au/about-us/what-we-do/generation-assets/wallerawang-mtpiper-power-station/visitor-information

 

 

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Lake Wallace & Thompsons Creek Dam

Located close to the township of Wallerawang , Lake Wallace is a popular spot to fish, sail or swim. Enjoy a picnic or BBQ on the banks of the dam and let the kids play on the playground equipment. An off leash dog area is also available at Lake Wallace. Thompsons Creek Dam is a favourite amongst fly fisherman.

Fly fishing

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Jenolan Caves

You will be amazed! Open daily, only 45 minutes from Lithgow, award-winning Jenolan Caves are the world’s oldest caves, and are considered Australia’s most outstanding.  Throughout the day, friendly guides will show you through your choice of 10 spectacular show caves, for all ages and fitness levels.  Plus there are night tours, ghost tours, Adventure Caving, a multi-lingual self-guided tour, bush walks, underground concerts, and in NSW school holidays there are special tours for kids. Take advantage of family and seniors discounts, plus a wide range of food and accommodation - something for everyone!

4655 Jenolan Caves Road, Jenolan Caves
P: 1300 76 33 11
E: reception@jenolancaves.org.au
W: www.jenolancaves.org.au

Broken column at Jenolan

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Jannei Goat Dairy

Jannei Goat Dairy is a family owned and run Artisan goat cheese fromagerie. Specialising in fresh and semi-hard style Australian goat cheese. Visitors can purchase raw milk and natural yoghurt at the dairy. Free cheese tasting and retail sales are available from the cellar door.
8 View Street, Lidsdale
P: 0263551107
E: info@jannei.com
W: www.jannei.com 
 
 

Jannei Goat Dairy

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Hassans Walls Lookout

Hassan’s Walls Lookout is just minutes from the Lithgow town centre. The Sir Joesph Cook boardwalk provides easy access to the magnificent 180 degree view of the Blue Mountains escarpment and rolling valleys below. Hassan’s Walls Lookout is the highest scenic lookout (1130m) in the Blue Mountains.

Sir Joseph Cook Boardwalk

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