Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens
Visit Australia's Coolest Garden. Located 1,000 metres above sea level, this magnificent cool climate collection for the Sydney Botanic Gardens Trust has over 40,000 plants and 5,000 different species. Enjoy magnificent views of the northern Blue Mountains that stretch from the Hunter Valley back to Sydney while you explore the 28 hectares of cultivated garden. Discover fascinating themed displays such as the Gondwana Walk with the famous Wollemi Pine, the Rock Garden where plants are grouped by continent of origin, the Plant Explorers Walk, the Rainforest Walk and the stunning Formal Garden.
Enquiries: (02) 4567 3000
Restaurant: (02) 4567 2060
Photo Below: Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens
Blue Mountains SpaRadise
Escape from your busy lifestyle and indulge yourself in this picturesque setting. Enjoy a therapeutic massage, herbal steam bath or a dip in the Japanese inspired spa overlooking the escarpment of the Blue Mountains, SpaRadise is the perfect place to relax.
Sir Thomas Mitchell Drive,
P: (02) 6352 3122
Photo Below: Japanese Bath at Sparadise
Established in 1995 the vineyard specialises in cool climate varieties of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir & Shiraz, for wine tasting and sales at our unique rustic cellar doors.
Open 11.00 am to 4.00 pm weekend or by appointment
960 Hazelgrove Rd, Oberon
Delta Energy Expo
The Delta Energy Expo at the Mt Piper Power Station features hands-on interactive display acquainting visitors with the Power of Power. Daily tours of the Station depart at 11.00am and educate on safe, efficient, environmentally clean energy production. BBQ and picnic facilities are also available onsite.
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.
Download Newnes Discovery Trail Information Sheet
Hassans Walls Lookout
Hassans Walls, the highest scenic lookout (1130m) in the Blue Mountains, provides magnificent views of the Hartley Valley and Blue Mountains escarpment, as well as views of Lithgow. Walk or ride around the Lookout. Hassans Walls Road, Lithgow.
Photo Below: Hassans Walls Lookout
Jannei Goat Dairy
Jannei Goat Dairy is owned and operated by Neil and Janette Watson. Neil is the cheese maker and also milks about 70 goats producing award winning cheeses, yoghurt & milk. Winner of 2008 Australian Grand Diary Awards - Champion Goats or Sheep Milk Cheese
Open Monday to Wednesday 10am to 5pm & Friday to Saturday 10am to 5pm for free cheese tasting & sales.
8 View St, Lidsdale P: (02) 6355 1107
You will be amazed! Open daily, only 45 minutes from Lithgow, award-winning Jenolan Caves are the world’s oldest caves, and are considered Australia’s most outstanding. Throughout the day, friendly guides will show you through your choice of 10 spectacular show caves, for all ages and fitness levels. Plus there are night tours, ghost tours, Adventure Caving, a multi-lingual self-guided tour, bush walks, underground concerts, and in NSW school holidays there are special tours for kids. Take advantage of family and seniors discounts, plus a wide range of food and accommodation - something for everyone!
4655 Jenolan Caves Road, Jenolan Caves
P: 1300 76 33 11
Photo Below: Jenolan Caves
Lake Lyell Recreational Area
Lake Lyell is a picturesque recreational lake for camping, swimming and fishing. The Recreation Area boasts a range of amenities including BBQ's, picnic and shower facilities and a children’s playground.
P: (02) 6355 6347
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Lake Wallace & Thompsons Creek Dam
Located close to the township of Wallerawang , Lake Wallace is a popular spot to fish, sail or swim. Enjoy a picnic or BBQ on the banks of the dam and let the kids play on the playground equipment. An off leash dog area is also available at Lake Wallace. Thompsons Creek Dam is a favourite amongst fly fisherman.
Check local dam water levels
Photo Below: Fly fishing at Lake Wallace
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.
The Great Zig Zag Railway, the original rail line into the Lithgow Valley, was opened in 1869. The line was hailed as an engineering masterpiece of the 19th century. Steam trains run on the weekends, public holidays and school holidays. On other days, the train ride is on a vintage rail motor. The trip includes stops at scenic lookouts. Open daily. Trains depart Clarence Station daily at 11.00am, 1.00pm & 3.00pm.
Chifley Road, Clarence