142kms · 121 mins by car · 171 mins by public transport
5,201 population (2016 Census) · 950m elevation
Lithgow Area Accommodation
* Distance and Car Travel Time is via Bells Line of Road
Distance From Sydney: (Great Western Highway) 143km
Population Lithgow (2016 Census): 5,201
Population Lithgow Council Area (2016 Census): 21,090
Lithgow is a holiday destination of its own. Lithgow is in close proximity to many attractions as detailed below.
Major attractions include...
Lake Lyell offers trout fishing, swimming, power boating, skiing and hydroplane racing. There is also a camping area with toilet facilities.
Visit Wollemi National Park to view historic ruins, experience camping or take a bush walk in Newnes Plateau and Wolgan Valley.
Enjoy interactive exhibits at the Mt. Piper Energy Expo located on Mudgee Road. The Expo is open daily 9am to 4pm.
The Old Zig Zag Brewery can also be found in Lithgow. Built in 1888, it was one of the largest and most famous breweries west of the Great Divide. Now refurbished and given a new lease on life, the Zig Zag Brewery is back with tours of the property conducted almost every week for visitors from far and wide.
Capertee Valley is the largest enclosed valley in Australia. Within the valley you can experience spectacular views of rock formations and escarpments.
Jannei Goat Dairy is a working dairy producing fresh cheeses, waxed cheeses, yoghurt and milk and is open to the public.
Historic attractions within Lithgow and the surrounding area include Blast Furnace Park, Eskbank House, Bowenfels Railway Station, Glen Davis, Portland, Hartley Historic Village, Zig Zag Railway (currently CLOSED), Small Arms Museum, Zig Zag Brewery, Lithgow State Mine, Railway Heritage Park, Newnes-Oil Shale Industry Ruins and Capertee.
Natural Attractions include Capertee Valley, the Glow Worm Tunnel, Grose Valley, Newnes Plateau, and Wollemi National Park.
Recreational activities include Lake Lyell, Lake Wallace, Wallerawang, Bowenfels Cashmere Farm, Mount Piper Energy Expo and Jannei Goat Dairy.
The splendour of spectacular green mountains, clear blue lakes and fresh crisp air are what await you at the Blue Mountain Sparadise. Set in an exquisite Japanese garden, this unique bathhouse is indeed a heaven on earth. Accommodation available and over 70 different kinds of tea within the Tea House.