Look a little bit closer. Lithgow is set to surprise you.

On the western fringe of the Blue Mountains, just two hours from Sydney and at the gateway to the Central West, the Lithgow area is the perfect getaway.

Within minutes of the city itself, you can be walking through historic villages, visiting spectacular lookouts, sitting beside clear
flowing creeks or discovering the many beautiful valleys that dominate the region.

You’ll be surprised at the range of things there are to do in the Lithgow area and the wide choice of places to stay – from six star
with all the frills to camping with all the thrills.

Best known for its industrial heritage, Lithgow is also an exquisitely beautiful area boasting six national parks and rare flora and fauna.

Explore the Capertee Valley and Mudgee to the north, Jenolan Caves and Oberon to the south, Bathurst to the west and the Blue Mountains and Sydney to the east.

But most of all, stay a few days and explore the Lithgow area itself. It’s surprisingly close, surprisingly interesting and surprisingly spectacular...we look forward to making you feel welcome.

What is Happening
DhagaNgiyanhi Ngan.Girra

2 April – 4 May 2014
An exhibition presenting significant aspects of Wiradjuri culture through the artists’ use of traditional materials and techniques >> More


Bits and Bobs and Belongings Exhibition

April 5-June 29, 2014
Over the years Eskbank House and Museum has collected many bits and bobs from the Lithgow area which reflect the personal lives of the people who have lived here. >> More

Ironfest 2014

Ironfest - Life on Mars
Fri 25 - Sun 27 April
'An Arts Festival with a Metal Edge' - Ironfest celebrates working and playing with metal. >> More

Waste 2 Art

Waste2Art 2014
Wed 7 May - Sun 1 Jun
Celebrating the re-use and recycling of waste throughout the through arts and crafts. >> More


International Museums Day 2014
Sun 18 May
Do you have a treasure that tells something about life in Lithgow? Bring it along to the combined museums event >> More

Zig Zag Railway

Please note: Zig Zag Railway has temporarily suspended services. 

There will be no passenger trains until further notice by order of ITSR.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Calendar of Events
calendar of events


Lithgow Visitors Guide
Visitor Guide The Lithgow Visitor Guide is available to download as a PDF.
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Lithgow Motorcycle Guide
Motorcycle guide The Lithgow Motorcycle Guide is available to download.
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Last Updated 11 April, 2014 12:40 PM
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