Glow Worm Tunnel

Located within the World Heritage listed Wollemi National Park, the Glow Worm Tunnel area offers magnificent views of pagoda rock formations, extensive flora and a wide array of native wildlife including glow worms, kangaroos and wallabies. The walk into the tunnel follows a disused railway line, which once descended into the Newnes Valley, and was used to transport oil shale.

The highlight of a trip to the tunnel is the thousands of Glow Worms visible in the darkness of the tunnel. A torch is required for the tunnel, however, do not shine the light on the glow worms as they are sensitive to light and also to noise.

View Newnes Discovery Trail Information Sheet

Glow worm tunnel

Crossing the old rail bridge near the entrance to the glow worm tunnel.

 

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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. 

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

A: Cnr Bennett and Eskbank Street, Lithgow
P: 02 6351 3557
E: Eskbank@lithgow.nsw.gov.au
W: www.eskbank.lithgow.com

Eskbank House

 

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Braceys Lookout

Recently revamped Bracey's 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.

Braceys Lookout

 

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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. 

P: 1300 760 276
E: tourism@lithgow.com

Bowenfels Gun Emplacements

 

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Blue Mountains Sparadise

Escape from your busy lifestyle and indulge yourself in this picturesque setting. Enjoy a therapeutic massage, herbal steam bath or a dip in the Japanese inspired spa overlooking the escarpment of the Blue Mountains, SpaRadise is the perfect place to relax.

Blue Mountains Sparadise offers a range of  accommodation. Japanese inspired stylish furnishings provide a stay that is not only comfortable but also boasts sensational views over Lake Lyell.

Sir Thomas Mitchell Drive, Lithgow
P: (02) 6352 3122
E:bluemtsparadise@bigpond.com
W: www.bluemountansparadise.com

Blue Mountains Sparadise

 

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

Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens

 

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Lake Lyell Recreation Area

About

Lake Lyell is a picturesque recreational lake for camping, swimming and fishing. The Recreation Area boasts a range of amenities including BBQ's, picnic and shower facilities and a children’s playground.

P: (02) 6355 6347
E: lake.lyell@bigpond.com

 

Lake Lyell