Hampton

Hampton Artisans and Growers Market 2015 - Hampton Public School - Photo by Lithgow2790.com
Hampton Artisans and Growers Market 2015 – Hampton Public School – Photo by Lithgow2790.com

Located 25km’s South of Lithgow, Hampton is best known for its wind farm. The large proportion of Australia’s electricity that is generated that is generated from coal-fired power stations, contributes to the country’s high per capita rate of greenhouse emissions.

For the first time in Australia, a small privately owned company has taken up the challenge to develop, own and generate a renewable energy generator. At full capacity the turbines in Hampton’s wind farm generate 1320kW of electricity, which is fed directly into the local grid. The project provides an example to the farming community of an alternative, and sustainable, means of diversifying the on farm income stream.

WARM & WINDY A typical summers day at Hampton , great for tourists and turbines - Photo by Lithgow2790.com
WARM & WINDY A typical summers day at Hampton , great for tourists and turbines – Photo by Lithgow2790.com

Its prime location, near the Jenolan Caves road, also acts as a tourist attraction in the local area.

Listings near Hampton

Jenolan Cabins have been specially built to fit within the environment on top of Porcupine Hill at Jenolan Caves.

Location: Porcupine Hill, 42 Edith Road, Jenolan Caves NSW 2790Phone: 02 6335 6239, 0418 619 709

Explore the largest, most spectacular and most famous caves in Australia with tours, adventure caving and scenic bushwalks.

Location: Jenolan Caves House, Jenolan Caves Road, Jenolan NSW, AustraliaWebsite: http://www.jenolancaves.org.au/Phone: 1300 76 33 11 or 02 6359 3911
Jenolan Caves Closed nowOpens at 09:00:AM tomorrow

Explore the largest, most spectacular and most famous caves in Australia with tours, adventure caving and scenic bushwalks.

Location: Jenolan Caves House, Jenolan Caves Road, Jenolan NSW, AustraliaWebsite: http://www.jenolancaves.org.au/Phone: 1300 76 33 11 or 02 6359 3911