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Newnes was once a thriving oil shale town.
Driving along the Wolgan Rd, is one of the most beautiful drives from Lithgow. The road sits amongst beautiful honey-coloured cliffs so take your time and enjoy the view.
There is only one building left in this town and it is the Newnes Hotel, sadly it is a pub with "no beer" but does sell snacks and a few general items.
Camping: The Little Capertee Camping Area
- This would have to be one of my most favourite spots to camp.
- You can pitch your tent, camper trailer, or camping beside your vehicle, for free.
- There are Barbecue facilities, toilets
- Bookings are required. Book online or call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.
- There is NO drinking water, cooking water, firewood so you will need to bring our own.
- Not suitable for caravans as the road is pretty rough and rugged
For more important information please visit ...https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/camping-and-accommodation/campgrounds/newnes-campground/visitor-info#Best-times-to-visit
Things to see and do.
There may not be much in town but there is plenty to see and explore.
- Walking tracks to tunnels and ovens of the historic shale oil ruins nearby. It will be an interesting journey back into the past on Newnes Industrial Ruins walk.
- There are easy walks for taking in the dramatic scenery.
- Visit the luminous Glow Worm tunnel which is just a short drive away however you will need a 4 wheel drive for this road.
Newnes is located 189 km north-west of Sydney via Bells Line of Road and 48 km north of Lithgow at the northern end of the beautiful Wolgan Valley.
In side the Hotel.
Unsealed Wolgan Rd
Unsealed Rd to Capertee Campsite
Wolgan Valley Sign
A girl needs pink pearls to go exploring.
Suited up and ready to go.
Bridges along the track.
Easy walking track.