Unearth Lithgow NSW
From the wonders of the Glow Worm Tunnel to the magic of a ride on the historic Zig Zag Railway, the Seven Valleys encompasses over 4500 square kilometres of inspiring natural beauty and countless attractions to explore and discover.
Experience everything from colonial Hartley to indigenous sites belonging to our first nation peoples; stand in awe at the immenseness of the Capertee Valley; stay in family-friendly cabins, houses and hotels or something even more luxurious, or just go camping or glamping under the stars. You can enjoy mountain bike riding, horse riding, fishing, boating or water skiing, visit the famous Tarana markets and LithGlow and Lithgow Halloween festivals. Spoil yourself with a spa treatment – or just escape, relax and rejuvenate in front of a roaring log fire.
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Surrounded by seven beautiful and diverse National Parks, we have access to stunning vistas and great bushwalks. Our industrial history is incredible – you really can’t go past the excitement of riding a steam train on the iconic Zig Zag Railway!
48 Hours in the Seven Valleys
What a thrill to start your day with a fabulous steam train adventure on the Zig Zag Railway. Head in to Lithgow and choose from our many cafes and restaurants for refreshments before visiting one of our interesting museums – the Small Arms Factory Museum, Eskbank House and the State Mine Heritage Park all beautifully showcase our early industrial heritage. Take a walk around Blast Furnace Park, part of Australia’s early iron and steel industry, and stroll down to Lake Pillans Wetlands Estate, a haven for birds and wildlife. You can’t miss Hassans Walls Lookout – the highest scenic lookout, looking over the Blue Mountains. The 270-degree view always impresses!
Exploring out of town, Hartley Historic Site has it all! Take a self-guided tour to explore early convict and early settler history at your own pace. Wander along the Rowsons River walk with itsthe purpose-built boardwalk beside the River Lett and see if you can spot the resident platypus ! Visit magical places like the Glow Worm Tunnel, Maiyingu Marragu, Evans Crown, or the impressive silo art at the historic Portland Foundations. Drive through Capertee Valley, the widest enclosed canyon in the world, and take in the magnificent Gardens of Stone. With seven National Parks to choose from, you may have to stay another night or two!
Don’t miss the unforgettable Zig Zag Railway experience in Clarence. Ride historic locomotives through stunning landscapes, traversing breathtaking viaducts and tunnels. This engineering marvel offers a one-of-a-kind railway adventure that combines history, stunning scenery, and a thrilling ride you won’t want to miss.
Embark on an extraordinary journey through the mesmerizing Glow Worm Tunnel, where you’ll step into a magical world. Experience the captivating glow worms illuminating the darkness like celestial constellations. Nestled within an old railway tunnel amidst scenic landscapes, this natural wonder promises an unforgettable adventure filled with beauty, intrigue, and awe-inspiring sights that are simply unmissable.
- Ironfest (April)
- Lithglow (May)
- Halloween (October)
- Jetblack 24hr Mountain Bike Event (Nov – Dec)