Lithgow is a city is situated on the western slopes of the Blue Mountains in New South Wales, Australia. It is around 2 hours drive from Sydney. Lithgow enjoys warm summer days and occasional snowfalls in Winter.
It is located in a mountain valley named Lithgow's Valley by John Oxley in honour of William Lithgow, the first Auditor-General of New South Wales.
From scenic lookouts to a ride on a steam train, Lithgow has attractions to suit a range of ages and interests.
Lithgow is an industrial town featuring a rather splendid building called Eskank House, now used as a museum. Travelling into Lithgow you should visit the Gardens of Stone National Park a blend of limestone and sandstone and truly beautiful.
One of the biggest tourist attractions in Lithgow is the Lithgow Ironfest, an annual cultural heritage event that attracts over 10,000 visitors a year.
Lithgow is surrounded by a varied landscape which includes national parks, one of which, the Blue Mountains National Park, is a World Heritage Area. The Wollemi National Park is home to the Jurassic-age tree the Wollemi Pine, which was found growing in a remote canyon in the park