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 waling 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

Talisman Gallery

Talisman Gallery

Ron Fitzpatrick’s inspired metal creations have been astounding people for years – beautiful and mysterious mirrors, clocks, candle holders and sculpture, lovingly handcrafted on the premises in the idyllic Hartley Valley.  Along with a fabulous range of silver jewellery, Talisman Gallery is unlike anything you have seen before.

Contact Details

Address: Hartley Historic Village, Great Western Highway, Hartley
Phone: 0407 723 722
Website: www.talismangallery.com.au
Email: ron@talismangallery.com.au

 

 

Talisman Gallery

Hartley Historic Village, Great Western Highway, Hartley
Phone: 0407 723 722

 

 

State Mine Heritage Park

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.

Contact Details

AddressState Mine Gully Rd, Lithgow NSW 2790
Phone02  6353 1513
Emailstatemin@lisp.com.au
Websitewww.statemine.org.au/

 

 

State Mine Heritage Park

Pearsons Lookout

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

Mt Piper Power Station Energy Expo

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

Contact Details

Address: Mt Piper Power Station, Cnr of Castlereagh Highway and Boulder Road Blackmans Flat
Phone: (02) 6354 8111
Website: www.energyaustralia.com.au/about-us/what-we-do/generation-assets/wallerawang-mtpiper-power-station/visitor-information

 

 

Mt Piper Power Station Energy Expo