Jump in the car and drive two hours from Sydney, head west of the Blue Mountains and you’ll reach Lithgow. In the valley of the Central Tablelands, this beautiful city is made up of natural wonders surrounding and within the Lithgow Area. Spend time uncovering the historic village and stay in town to easily reach the Jenolan Caves, Hassan’s Walls Lookout and the Glow Worm Tunnel surrounding.

Lithgow has a quaint country feel and an array of accommodation options and historical attractions like the Railway Heritage Park, Blast Furnace Park with surrounding towns like Hartley and Portland great for a day trip. While you’re in Lithgow, stop at Lake Lyell, which allows camping, and water spots on the lake or for lush nature, Wollemi National Park. Take a walk to Capertree Valley, showcasing views of incredible rock formations and the Kanimbla Valley too.

Lithgow is a beautiful small town and an excellent base for those wanting to visit the Jenolan Caves and surrounding sites.