Blue Mountains National Park

LITHGOW – western gateway to the Blue Mountains National Park

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Lithgow is on the western edge of the world famous Blue Mountains National Park.

The Park forms part of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, and it protects an unusually diverse range of vegetation communities. There are many rare and ancient plants and isolated animal populations tucked away in its deep gorges. The Park is a vast and very special place.

When you drive from Sydney to Lithgow you can choose between two spectacular drives through the Blue Mountains National Park.
From Richmond take the Bells Line of Road and from Penrith the Great Western Highway via Katoomba and the Three Sisters. Both are two of the most iconic drives in the world. Many people drive to Lithgow one way and take the other road upon return. It’s a wonderful drive.

The rugged beauty of Blue Mountains National Park provides a wealth of recreational opportunities for car-based sightseeing and bushwalking.
Special places to visit in the Blue Mountains National Park include The Three Sisters, Euroka Clearing, Evan’s Lookout and Murphy’s Glen.
Extensive bushwalking tracks and scenic lookouts are available throughout the park. For the more adventurous rock climbing, abseiling and canyoning are permitted. Access to the park can be made from Mt Victoria, Clarence, the Bells Line of Road and Great Western Highway.

For more information contact:

Lithgow Visitor Information Centre
1137 Great Western Highway,
(PO Box 19, Lithgow NSW 2790)
Phone: 1300 76 02 76 or 61+2 6352 9130

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS)
Ph 02 9995 6500 or 13000 72757


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Lithgow Visitor Information Centre

LITHGOW – the sunny side of the Blue Mountains

Call into the Lithgow Visitor Information Centre, on the highway on the western side of the city. The friendly staff has great local knowledge about all the things Lithgow has to offer. 

You will find that this visitor centre is one of the best and friendliest around. That’s why we visit it whenever we can. Editor

The staff will surprise you on the range of things there are to do in the Lithgow area and the wide choice of places to stay – from six stars with all the frills to camping with all the thrills.

If you are traveling west from Sydney, Lithgow is the gateway to the Central West where you can discover the Bathurst, Orange, and Mudgee regions.
And if you are travelling from the country towards Sydney then this is Lithgow is your western gateway to Sydney.

However, before you travel on, stay a few days and explore the Lithgow region. It’s surprisingly close to Sydney, surprisingly interesting and surprisingly spectacular and you will be made most welcome.

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The Lithgow Visitor Information Centre has been built in the shape of a miner’s lamp to honour the heritage of Lithgow as a mining, manufacturing and industrial town.

Lithgow Visitor Information Centre
1137 Great Western Highway,
(PO Box 19 Lithgow NSW 2790)
Ph 1300 76 02 76 or 02 6352 9130



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