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.
There is also a great lookout with fabulous views just south of Lithgow at Hassan Walls Lookout, with lots of things to do and see.
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