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Lithgow and Surrounds Tour


Leaving Bathurst we travel east along the Great Western Highway to Lithgow. There is so much to see in this town and today’s tour will focus on the sealed roads to view some of the history. For a more extensive off-road tour, we recommend booking a 4WD tour with our sister company Detour Adventures.
9:45am: Calling into the two small towns of Portland and Wallerawang on our way to Lithgow, we experience small community living much of which remains unchanged for the past 100 years. We see past industries and how the towns have survived by adapting to new opportunities.


Morning tea in Queen Elizabeth Park in the centre of Lithgow is a lovely spot to enjoy a cuppa. Like many country towns, it respects its war veterans and there is nothing nicer than wandering this well-kept park taking in all that it offers.

10:50am: Following morning tea, we enjoy a leisurely tour of the town itself from the comfort of the bus; the Small Arms factory; Blast Furnace Park; State Mine Gully; The Vale of Clwyd and Hassens Walls to name a few places of interest.
12:30pm: Lunch at one of the Lithgow hotels/café’s/restaurants (prices vary)


As we leave Lithgow, we travel along the back roads to admire the beautiful Lake Lyall. Originally built as a water supply for the power stations, it is now widely regarded as a great water sport park. There are well maintained facilities with camping, water skiing and fishing being the most popular activities.


On our way back to Bathurst, we call into the little town of Rydal. Originally flourishing as the most westerly point of the railway line, it is now a sleepy town with most of its visitors being tourists and 4WD enthusiasts.
2:45pm: We make our way back to Bathurst through the villages of Sodwalls, Tarana, Locksley and O’Connell. We pass the lovely Fish River Brewery (call in by prior appointment), experience the beautiful country scenery and you will marvel at the path the main western rail line takes as it snakes its way through the hills and valleys.


Arrive back in Bathurst.
A brilliant tour focusing on Lithgow whose early heritage is based on coal mining and war efforts rather than gold or silver. Lithgow is a proud working class town reinventing itself as coal mining operations wind down. This is a fascinating tour that will leave you wanting to know more.
Bathurst, Cowra, Hill End Lithgow, Mayfield Gardens, Mount Panorama, National Motor Racing Musem, Heritage Park