The Foundations

The Foundations

With the irresistible lure of so many different activities to enjoy, all in one easily walkable site, The Foundations will be a destination unlike any other.

The painted silos stop visitors in their tracks as they gaze up at the men & women whose stories are woven into the fabric of the town.

The heritage buildings are now being activated with artists spaces, monthly and seasonal growers markets and workshops.

Contact Details

The Foundations Portland, 
Williwa Street, Portland NSW 2847
https://thefoundations.com.au/

For more information contact
Rich Evans on 0488 188 786
Portland Silos are accessible
7 days a week between the hours of 10am & 5pm.

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 $20pp & $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

It is always good to pre book so we can contact you if the tour has to be unexpectedly cancelled.

Contact: John – 0413963438 

Glen Davis Ruins Tour

Glow Worm Tunnel

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 Carpark

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

 

 

 

Hassans Walls Lookout

Hassans Walls Lookout

Hassan’s Walls Lookout is just minutes from the town centre of Lithgow. The Sir Joseph 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 in the greater Blue Mountains at 1136 metres above sea level.

 

 

Hassans Walls Lookout

Jannei Goat Dairy

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.

Contact Details

Address: 8 View Street, LidsdaleP: 0263551107
Email: info@jannei.com
Website: www.jannei.com

 

 

Jannei Goat Dairy

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