Lithgow is home to a thriving and welcoming community that enjoys a range of facilities and services within a beautiful environment, plus the benefits of being within 2 ½ hours drive of Sydney’s Central Business District.
Lithgow has many recreational facilities including but not limited to: an olympic sized swimming pool, a skate park, paint-balling, go-karting, national parks, range of sporting fields and picnic areas, theatres and shows, galleries, historical attractions, public parks, community cinema, Lithgow Workies Club,and the Lithgow Bowling Club. Water recreation can be found at both Lake Lyell and Lake Wallace. Boating, fishing and sailing are popular activities and camping in the Turon National Park is also enjoyed by many.
Wallerawang and Portland also have any number of facilities and attractions. The historic and quaint villages that surround Lithgow such as Rydal, Tarana and Hartley are also wonderful places to explore.
There are also many retailers which can cater for your shopping needs including majors such as Harvey Norman, Aldi, Coles, Woolworths, Sam’s Warehouse, Mitre10, Dimmeys and Repco. Plus of course all the usual businesses you’d expect to find in a thriving town including cafes, restaurants and specialist stores.
Residents in Lithgow are able to access a range of excellent services such as a modern hospital, doctors, dentists, financial services, educational, training and employment groups, childcare services, clubs and associations.
Lithgow also regularly hosts a range of events such as the Lithgow Agricultural Show, Ironfest, Daffodils at Rydal, Portland Spring Fair, to name a few events.
For the resident or visitor who wants to get away from it all, the area has five national parks to explore. A trip out to the Glow Worm Tunnel along the Newnes Plateau, or a trip into the Wolgan Valley will take you into the Wollemi National Park. A trip into the Capertee Valley will take you through part of the Gardens of Stone National Park to the edge of the Wollemi National Park. Capertee Valley is a well known bird watching area with over 236 bird species identified.
Further details regarding the attributes and activities to be found in the Lithgow Local Government Area can be found by contacting the Lithgow Visitor Information Centre on 1300 760276.