NEARBY ATTRACTIONS

Black Gold Motel is situated in the middle of some highly underrated attractions which need to be seen to be appreciated.  Immerse yourself in the breathtaking, world heritage listed national parks and flowing valleys. Quirky events, adventures, and experiences around every corner. Our beautiful district is endowed with pioneering, industrial, and indigenous heritage & most importantly a friendly smile from our local community.


Welcome to an unrushed pace; a vibrant, diverse historical place, an unrushed town with pride in the local community.

Capertee Valley

Capertee Valley

A scenic 20minute drive from Black Gold Motel, surrounded by the wonders of World Heritage listed wilderness, the Capertee Valley is the world’s second largest canyon. Capertee Valley is…

Lost City

Lost City

The Lost City lies just a few kilometres from Black Gold Motel, a true hidden gem! The “Lost City” is made up of striking rock pagodas on either side of the escarpment, it resembles a city skyline …

Glow Worm Tunnel

Glow Worm Tunnel

Glow Worm Tunnel walking track is a short, easy walking track, around 45min drive from Black Gold Motel. This attraction is massively popular with families and adventurers keen to see glow worms…

Lake Lyell

Lake Lyell

Lake Lyell is situated on the outskirts of Lithgow approximately 2.5 hours from Sydney. It was originally built in 1982 by Delta Electricity for the Mount Piper and Wallerawang Power Stations…

Craft Works Distillery

Craft Works Distillery

Craft Works Distillery is nestled on the edge of the stunning Capertee Valley and at the back of the Royal Hotel Capertee in a small tin shed about 25mins drive from …

Maiyingu Marragu

Maiyingu Marragu

Blackfellows Hand Aboriginal Place was an important meeting and educational place and holds special meaning for Wiradjuri people. It is also highly valued by the wider Aboriginal community…

Blue Mountains

Blue Mountains

Black Gold Motel is on the foot of the Blue Mountains, just short a short drive to some world-famous attractions and charming villages…

Blast Furnace Park

Blast Furnace Park

The Lithgow Blast Furnace is a heritage-listed former blast furnace and now park and visitor attraction at Inch Street, Lithgow…

The Foundations Portland

The Foundations Portland

The painted silos stop visitors in their tracks as they gaze up at the men & women whose stories...

Wolgan Valley

Wolgan Valley

To the west of the Blue Mountains lies the magnificent Wolgan Valley. One of this region’s best-kept secrets, this amazing area has scenery to rival...

Black Fellows Hands Reserve

Black Fellows Hands Reserve

Located just of Wolgan Road in Lidsdale, is the Black Fellow Hands Reserve, or ‘Maiyingu Marragu’...

Daffodils at Rydal

Daffodils at Rydal

It is a town that takes pride in winning awards for contributions to the environment and has also won Keep Australia Beautiful competitions...

Gang Gang Gallery

Gang Gang Gallery

The Gang Gang Gallery is located in the heritage-listed, Old Refreshments building of the Theatre Royal in Lithgow...

The Lithgow Halloween Spectacular

The Lithgow Halloween Spectacular

Halloween is the spookiest season of the year in Lithgow, attracting crowds to join...

LithGlow

LithGlow

LithGlow is an annual event held in May, hosted at Lithgow's Blast Furnace Park. It is a unique event bringing not only the Lithgow community together...

Wallerawang

Wallerawang

Wallerawang’s first owners were those of the Wiradjuri Tribe, the indigenous people referred to the area as ‘Waller-owang’, the name translated to ‘place near wood or water’ or ‘plenty of water’...

Zig Zag railway

Zig Zag railway

Travel on the Zig Zag railway, experiencing the high scenic views of the Blue Mountains’, vast natural landscape, admiring the grand sandstone viaducts and listening to the relaxing sound...

Hartley Vale

Hartley Vale

Hartley Vale is home to historic dwellings and artefacts from the early British settlement. It's an essential part of Hartley's history, and many visitors are fascinated by the stories...

Ironfest

Ironfest

Ironfest is a medieval arts festival that includes arts stalls, music, street performances, blacksmith demonstrations, and historical re-enactments...

The Lolly Bug

The Lolly Bug

Colourful world filled with sweet smells and mouth-watering treats that hold a captivating spell over both children and adults, inspiring a sense...

Tarana Valley

Tarana Valley

Tarana, derived from the indigenous word meaning “large waterhole”, and what a fitting name to describe the town, housing the historical...

State Mine Heritage Park

State Mine Heritage Park

One of the primary coal mines operating at the time in the mining industry...

The Lithgow Small Arms Factory

The Lithgow Small Arms Factory

The Small Arms Factory, which opened in June 1912, has proudly supported Australia’s soldiers...

Megalong Valley

Megalong Valley

The name Megalong Valley is derived from an Aboriginal word, thought to mean 'Valley Under the Rock'....

Mayfield Garden

Mayfield Garden

Originally established as a sheep farm, transformed and tendered by local talent, Mayfield Gardens is one of Regional New South Wales’ most popular and breathtaking tourist attractions. ...

Lithgow Valley

Lithgow Valley

Lithgow is a fascinating town with a strong industrial heritage and mining history. It is best known for being home to the first commercially viable steel mill, the remains of which... 

Kanimbla Valley

Kanimbla Valley

The Kanimbla Valley lies in the Blue Mountains. Breathe in the fresh air and take in the fantastic mountain views, while enjoying a beautiful horse trail ride...

Jenolan Caves

Jenolan Caves

The Jenolan Caves are regarded as one of Australia's most spectacular cave systems. The caves are a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and rank amongst the world's finest and oldest cave systems...

Hartley Valley

Hartley Valley

Lithgow is a fascinating town with a strong industrial heritage and mining history. It is best known for being home to the first commercially viable steel mill, the remains of which... 

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