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Lithgow

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World heritage site · Lookouts · Caves
Lithgow is a city in the Central Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia and is the administrative centre of the City of Lithgow local government area. It is located in a mountain valley named Lithgow's Valley by John Oxley in honour of William Lithgow, the first Auditor-General of New South Wales.Lithgow is on the Great Western Highway, about 150km or two hours drive west of Sydney, or via the old mountain route, Bells Line of Road, from Windsor. Geographically, it is situated on the far western side of the Sydney basin.Lithgow is surrounded by a varied landscape which includes national parks, one of which, the Blue Mountains National Park, is a World Heritage Area. The Wollemi National Park is home to the Jurassic-age tree the Wollemi Pine, which was found growing in a remote canyon in the park.LocationThe city sits on the western edge of the sandstone country of the Blue Mountains and is usually considered the first true country town west of Sydney. Immediate surrounding areas include the old mining hamlet of Vale of Clywydd and Oakey Park, a famous iron and steel village, of which fiery night scenes have been depicted in many paintings, as well as large areas of bush and state forest. The next city to the West is Bathurst, 60km away.
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Hassan's Wall ©
Lookout
Hassan's Wall
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Glow Worm Tunnel
Cave
Glow Worm Tunnel
4.3
Duration: 4 hours
Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Lithgow State Mine Heritage Park ©
History Museum
Lithgow State Mine Heritage Park
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Lithgow

Blue Mountains Botanic Garden ©
Garden
Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Mayfield Garden ©
Garden
Mayfield Garden Oberon
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
Jenolan Caves ©
Cave
Jenolan Caves Jenolan Caves
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Perry's Lookdown ©
Forest
Perry's Lookdown Blackheath
4.9
Duration: 4 hours

Hidden gems in Lithgow

Blackfellows Hand Cave ©
Historic Site
Blackfellows Hand Cave
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Blast Furnace Park ©
Historic Site
Blast Furnace Park
3.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Eskbank House and Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Eskbank House and Museum
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
Berghofer's Pass
Hiking Trail
Berghofer's Pass
4.2
Duration: 2 hours

Nature in Lithgow

Lake Wallace ©
Water Body
Lake Wallace Wallerawang
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Ida Falls
Waterfall
Ida Falls
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
Marrangaroo National Park ©
Geologic Formation
Marrangaroo National Park Wallerawang
2.2
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Lithgow

Old Wallerawang Station
Historic Site
Old Wallerawang Station Wallerawang
4.2
Duration: 2 hours

Parks in Lithgow

Queen Elizabeth Park ©
Park
Queen Elizabeth Park
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min

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