Capertee Valley – Glen Davis

CAPERTEE VALLEY

The largest enclosed valley of Australia provides spectacular views of rock formations and escarpments. Mudgee turn-off from the Great Western Highway leads to Capertee. Turn right at Capertee onto the Glen Davis road. Pearsons Lookout just before Capertee on the Mudgee Road offers panoramic views of the valley.

View from Pearsons Lookout - Photo © Copyright & courtesy of Rus May
View from Pearsons Lookout – Photo © Copyright & courtesy of Rus May

View from Mt Vincent looking towards Pearsons Lookout - Photo © Copyright & courtesy of Rus May
View from Mt Vincent looking towards Pearsons Lookout – Photo © Copyright & courtesy of Rus May

Going Bush in Glen Davis - Photo by Chris Hillel
Going Bush in Glen Davis – Photo by Chris Hillel

There is a bush-walking trail to Newnes up the Green Gully, in the Wollemi National Park, following the old pipeline track.

You are followed along the ridges by lyre birds. Cycads, banksia serrata and assorted eucalyptus cover the area. the distance is 22km return and can comfortably be done in one day. Click HERE for more information on Glen Davis.

Visitors are treated to excellent Tour Service from our Lithgow City Cabs. Taxi fare from Lithgow to Glen Davis.

GLEN DAVIS

Capertee Valley - Photo by Chris Hillel
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The former oil shale mining town lies at the end of the spectacular escarpments of the Capertee Valley, the largest enclosed valley in the southern hemisphere.

In its heyday about 2,500 people lived in the township. Vertical sandstone cliffs stand guard over the crumbling vegetation covered structures lending a surreal impression. The glen davis oil shale site is available to restricted groups on weekends.

Lithgow - Capertee / Glen Davis Ruins
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Enjoy the scenery and wildlife with a picnic lunch in the Glen Davis Park. Camping ground with toilets, showers and BBQs.

Directions from McDonald's Lithgow

Turon Gates - Eco-Retreat is a tranquil bush property located in the Blue Mountains

Location: Turon Gates Rd, Capertee, NSW 2846

Our holiday property in the Capertee Valley at Glen Davis, The Poplars has 2 cottages providing updated services and furnishings.

Location: 3491 Canobla Ave, Glen Davis NSW, AustraliaWebsite: https://www.birdwatching.net.au/Phone: 02 99587311
Glen Davis Works Accommodation
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Address: 3491 Canobolas Road, Glen Davis. Bookings: 02 99587311, Fax: 02 99580350, 0413963438. Email Us
There are 4 cottages available within the amazingly scenic Capertee Valley – 3 hours from Sydney. Two of the cottages, only just completely renovated are situated at Glen Davis. They are within a property which includes the “Ruins” from the old oil Shale Mining Works and lie adjacent to the Wollemi National Park and at the head of the Colo River. The scenery is stunning, comprising majestic cliffs and wilderness. The other 2 cottages are located on a property 8 kms towards Capertee Village. Again the views are quite magnificent. There is a very comfortable large house and a small cozy cabin. Both are very suitable for bird-watching, sketching, photography, sky gazing, exploration, bush-walking or just relaxing. Internet:
www.birdwatching.net.au