Lithgow is a fascinating town with a strong industrial heritage and mining history. Located 2 hours west of Sydney, it is best known for being home to the first commercially viable steel mill, the remains of which are located at Blast Furnace Park. This site attracts tourists from all over the country each year, and is commonly used as a backdrop in many photographers’ images.
The town offers many tourist attractions and events, many of which are listed on our website. This makes Lithgow an ideal tourist destination in itself, but also a central point to see everything the region has to offer.
There are still three active mines in the Lithgow district, Airly, Clarence and Springvale. Many Lithgow residents work at the operational mines, though the town is no longer as heavily invested in the mining industry as it once was.
If you are interested in the history of mining in the area, check out the State Mine Gully Museum, which houses some fascinating artefacts.