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.
Address: 'The Poplars' Canobla road, Glen Davis
phone: (02) 63797380
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.
It is always good to prebook in case the tour has to be unexpectedly cancelled.