Lithgow Travel Guide

  • The Glow Worm Tunnel
    The Glow Worm Tunnel
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  • My motorhome in the first tunnel
    My motorhome in the first tunnel
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  • Pagoda shapes in the sandstone
    Pagoda shapes in the sandstone
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Lithgow Things to Do

  • Zig Zag railway

    No visit to the area would be complete without a ride on the famous Zig Zag railway.The Zig Zag is a full size, narrow gauge tourist railway located at Clarence, ten km east of Lithgow in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, Australia. Built in the 1860s, the line was constructed to transport people and produce from the western plains of NSW to...

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  • Ironfest

    When you're a town that has nothing overly significant it pays to draw attention to yourself with something different, something weird, something attention getting. Ironfest fits the bill nicely.Celebrate the festival of all things metal through entertainment, music and art. Ironfest features the International Jousting Championship, Colonial...

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  • Around and about

    I was stuck in Lithgow for a day and so I walked the streets and, in addition to the museum, just wandered around and took pictures.One thing I found noteworthy was that Lithgow has a pride in its past.

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  • The Glow Worm tunnel

    Around 30 kms out on mostly dirt road there's a carpark where you stop and then start walking to the Glow Worm Tunnel. You actually have to pass through another tunnel (see pic 2) just to get there while you're in your vehicle.Both tunnels are part of the old railway that used to service the shale mine at Newnes in the Wolgan Valley. Because of its...

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  • Small Arms Museum

    Let's talk facts here. Lithgow never had a reputation as a tourist town. Lithgow was known for its small arms factory, its prison, its mine and, later, its power station.Katoomba and such had all the glory of the Blue Mountains. Slowly, almost impercertably at times, this is changing.One of the things that has helped is the small arms factory...

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  • RIDE the Harry Potter Themed ZIGZAG...

    This Saturday 8th August 2009 a great fun is about to happen! Enjoy the magic and the mystery of the Zig Zag Railway’s Harry Potter themed Wizards Express with three hours of fun and laughter. Walk through the wall on Platform 9¾, listen to “The Hat” sort you into your House before boarding the train for the run to Hogsmeade. Don’t be a muggle,...

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Lithgow Hotels

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  • Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa

    2600 Wolgan Road, Wolgan Valley, PO Box 390, Lithgow, 2790, Australia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • The Bowen Inn

    LOT 7 COL DREWE DRIVE, Lithgow, AU 2790

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

Lithgow Shopping

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    by Worldatmyfeet Updated Feb 22, 2007

    This is a wonderful store for women's clothing. The lovely lady who owns this store stocks it with lovely evening and bridal party attire as well as casual and coats, hats and accessories.
    I used to shop there a lot when I lived in Lithgow and can really recommend it. Her prices are great!
    The store is situated in 'Main Street' which is the main shopping area of Lithgow.

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Lithgow Local Customs

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    by Worldatmyfeet Written Feb 21, 2007

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    One of the loveliest and often forgotten curtsies of living in a rural area is the respect that is shown in Lithgow to the departed and their near and dear ones.
    Whenever there is a funeral procession in Lithgow all persons AND traffic will stop as the cortège passes them by. I always took this for granted until I moved to another city where this courtesy was not shown. I hope they still carry out this wonderful tradition in Lithgow!

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Lithgow Warnings and Dangers

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    by Worldatmyfeet Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Not to scare anyone off Australia or the Blue Mountains area in particular, but please keep in mind that in the Spring/Summer months in Australia there are a number of deadly snakes to watch out for and from Summer Through Autumn the funnel Web Spider is a problem. No, they are not out there lurking and waiting to get you! But best to be warned of their general location if you are wandering around the Blue Mountains/Lithgow areas.

    The female of the species is generally in her burrow awaiting her mate while during this period of time the mate is actively seeking her. They are nocturnal for the most part but if you are digging around bark or rock areas you could uncover them. They like dark damp places and often shoes left out of doors can become a haven for these nasty creatures. We were taught well when we were growing up that you should check your shoes before putting your foot into them. So just be mindful!
    And the strange thing to me is that these spiders can bite a dog or cat and not harm it! Seems like they just like to get we little humans!

    The Sydney Funnel Web Spider
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    • Family Travel
    • Camping

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Lithgow Favorites

  • Glow Worm Tunnels

    On the way to newnes are some old train tunnels now home to many larvae / glow worms. A short walk from the car park and bring a torch. The rain forrest at the other end is nice and also a setrting off point for a longer walk is available.

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  • Newnes

    Newnes is one of those delightful camping and visiting locations a few hours west of Sydney. Easily reached from Lithgow (40km) North, it offers a peaceful valley that seems like a time and world away from city life. http://users.tpg.com.au/newnes/g/access.htm

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