Wallerawang

Wallerawang Sailing Club on Lake Wallace in Autumn - Photo by lithgow2790.com
Wallerawang Sailing Club on Lake Wallace in Autumn – Photo by lithgow2790.com

Wallerawang is situated 156 km’s north-west of Sydney on the Western edge of the Blue Mountains.

Wallerawang derives from the language of the Wiradjuri Aborigine and is said to mean ‘place near wood or water’ or ‘plenty of water’.

Wallerawang became a major stopover for those headed between Sydney and the farming areas beyond Mudgee. Wallerawang experienced a population boom in 1869 with the arrival of the railway in Lithgow. Until the line to Bathurst was completed in 1876 all passengers alighted at Wallerawang and joined Cobb & Co. coach for the journey west to Bathurst or north to Mudgee.

Wallerawang Power Station opened in 1957.

Wallerawang now plays host to recreational facilities for locals and visitors. Fishing Sailing, trout fishing and canoeing.

There are also picnic, barbecue and children’s play facilities in the Lake Wallace recreational area (Lake Wallace is an artificial lake created to provide cooling water for the Wallerawang Power Station).

ATTRACTIONS

St John’s Church:
Main Street Wallerawang – A stone building designed by Edmond Blackett Jnr. It was built in 1883 for the Barton Family who owned the estate as Barton Park earlier called Wallerowang.

Lake Wallace: – fishing, sailing, canoeing, BBQ, Picnic area, Childrens playground.

ACCOMMODATION

Black Gold Country Cabins. Main Street, Wallerawang. Contact Rob Cluff –
PH: 02 6355 7305, Mobile: 015 237 803
Self contained rooms, 12 double bunks, 2 single beds. Gas Heating. BYO food, linen or sleeping bags.

Commercial Hotel. Main St., Wallerawang. PH: 02 6355 1089

Royal Hotel. Main St., Wallerawang. PH: 02 6355 7023

RESTAURANTS

Wallerawang Chinese Restaurant. 52 Main Street, Wallerawang. PH: 02 6355 1766
Wallerawang Cafe. 56 Main Street, Wallerawang. PH : 02 6355 1285

SERVICES

Lithgow Taxi Service. PH : 131008

Wallerawang Fire Brigade. Cripps Avenue Wallerawang. PH:02 6355 1005

Wallerawang Branch Library. Wallerawang. PH : 02 6355 1101

Wallerawang Public School. Wallerawang NSW 2845. PH: 02 6355 1146

Wallerawang Community Health Centre.
The Centre is open Monday to Thursday and offers: immunisation, well baby checks, advice on all aspects of health promotion including QUIT smoking and physically active transport, and school health promotion. Ph: 02 6355 1570

SPORTING ORGANISATIONS

Wallerawang Sailing Club.

Wallerawang Bowling Club. Mackenzie St, Wallerawang. PH: 02 6355 1434

Black Gold Motel offers self-contained motel, cabin and villa accommodation with free Wi-Fi, free

Location: 121 Main Street, 2845 WallerawangPhone: 02 6355 7305

A family friendly hotel, offering quality food & beverages with that country town atmosphere. Stay overnight, for the weekend or for a longer term. One bedroom and two bedroom self-contained cabins and Hotel Rooms.

Location: 72 Main Street, Wallerawang NSW 2845Website: https://royalhotelwang.com/Phone: (02) 6355 7023

The Main Homestead offers a variety of dining options including Wolgan Dining Room with panoramic views, the casual restaurant The Country Kitchen, and the Valley Bar and Terrace which includes a walk-in wine cellar

Location: 2600 Wolgan Valley, Newnes, 2790 Newnes, AustraliaWebsite: https://oneandonlywolganvalley.comPhone: +61 2 9199 1811

At Wolgan Valley Eco Tours we believe that walking is a great way to explore the natural environment and cultural heritage of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.

Location: Wolgan Valley NSWWebsite: https://wolganvalleyecotours.com.auPhone: 0439 464 660