Steeped in industrial history and surrounded by nature, Lithgow is an ideal base from which to explore the many attractions of the western edge of the Blue Mountains.

The ‘Fire and Furnace Heritage Trail’ links a number of sites important to a rich heritage of coal-mining, steel-making and manufacturing, including the Blast Furnace Park and State Mine Heritage Park.

Other nearby features include the spectacular Wolgan Valley, the Glow Worm Tunnel in Wollemi National Park and the recreational waterways of Lake Lyell and Wallerawang Lake.

All services are available in this centre with a population of 14,000, including a wide selection of guided tours, accommodation, restaurants, licensed clubs, craft shops and galleries.