Lithgow and Surrounds Tour
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.
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.
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.
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.
at one of the Lithgow hotels/café’s/restaurants
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.
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.
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.
back in Bathurst.