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
Elements of Abstraction The Elements of Abstraction
1 April - 10 May 2015

This collection of artworks from the Lithgow City Council Art Collection explores the elements of earth, water, wind and fire.>> More

Ironfest Ironfest 2015-”Gypsy Dreadnought”
18-19 April 2015

An Arts Festival with a Metal Edge' - Ironfest celebrates working and playing with metal. >> More

Lithgow City Band c1915 “1915”
Fri 17 April–Sat 18 April 2015

A musical-dramatic production re-imagining the story of ten Lithgow town bandsmen who went to war in 1915. >> More

Reenactment Historic Governor Macquarie Event
Sun 26 April 2015

Commemoration ofGovernor Macquarie’s visit to the Hartley area, where he held the first Christian service performed west of the Blue Mountains. >> More

Waste2Art Waste2Art
6 - 31 May 2015

Celebrating the re-use and recycling of waste throughout the through arts and crafts. >> More


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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.

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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 25 March, 2015 3:32 PM
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