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Glen Alice: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Capertee Valley Bird Trail

The Capertee Valley Bird Trail has 19 easily accessible bird watching sites each marked by a numbered roadside sign. The bird trail lies within the traditional country of the Wiradjuri people.

Located on the western edge of the Blue Mountains near Capertee, and only three hours travel from Sydney, it is the widest enclosed valley in the world.

The valley is recognised internationally as an Important Bird Area (IBA) and one of the 50 top bird watching places in the world. There are approximately 242 recorded bird species, some endangered, such as the Regent Honeyeater.

Surrounded by the Wollemi, Capertee and Gardens of Stone national parks, and the Mugii Murum-ban state conservation area. Diversity has resulted in a proliferation of bird species finding refuge here. The valley is in a transition zone where the forest of the Blue Mountains give way to the woodlands of the NSW Western Slopes.

Capertee Valley
Capertee, NSW, 2846

Located 0.6K from Glen Alice

Glen Davis Ruins

The Glen Davis Shale Oil Works, located in the Capertee Valley, was one of the largest employers in the area. Producing gasoline, the operation was an important strategic resource during the war era. 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.

Today, the ruins of this once thriving industry can be toured every Saturday at 2pm.

The Poplars' Canobla Road
Glen Davis, NSW, 2846

Located 10.5K from Glen Alice

Newnes Kiosk

The Newnes Kiosk is within the bar of the now de-licensed Newnes Hotel, the last surviving building from the days of oil-shale mining at Newnes. The kiosk is open weekends and supplies information on the local Newnes area. Soft drinks, ice creams and a limited range of camper supplies are also stocked. Cabin accommodation is also now available.

Newnes is surrounded by Wollemi National Park, part of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. The kiosk is adjacent to camping (free within the National Park) and close to the (open access) ruins of the Newnes oil-shale works. A bushwalk (nine kilometre round trip) to the Glow-worm tunnel starts on the Wolgan Road, 6.5 kilometres before Newnes.

Wolgan Road
Newnes, NSW, 2790

Located 15.3K from Glen Alice

Capertee Valley

Surrounded by the wonders of World Heritage listed wilderness, the Capertee Valley is the world's second largest canyon. Sandstone cliffs dominate the escarpment, drawing down into a deep chasm carved into the environment over millions of years. With tranquil vistas and serene mountain landscapes the Capertee Valley is abundant in flora and fauna, providing the perfect opportunity to encounter nature in a natural environment. Under the sandstone layer stretches an enormous layer of coal and oil shale.

Rising majestically out of the valley floor is a monolith in size and spectacle. The impressive peak, Pantoney's Crown, beckons the keen walker to climb its summit. From the top is a 360 degree panorama of the dramatic and breathtaking valley.

Glen Davis Road
Capertee, NSW, 2846

Located 21.0K from Glen Alice

Dunns Swamp

Dunns Swamp is a spectacular car based camping and picnic area on the headwaters of the Cudgegong River on the western edge of Wollemi National Park. The area has excellent bushwalking, cycling, fishing, swimming and canoeing which can all be done commencing from the camping area. The area has towering sandstone pagoda rocks surrounding it.

Dunns Swamp is 30 kilometres from Rylstone.

Wollemi National Park
Rylstone, NSW, 2849

Located 23.3K from Glen Alice

Glen Alice: Events

Glow Worm Tunnel Trail Marathon

2016 Glow Worm Tunnel Trail Running Weekend.

The weekend includes events for the whole family, all on some of the most pristine trails and in one of the most amazing National Parks in Australia. The event has filled each year with many people returning and making it their regular Run and Fun weekend in a stunning location.

The weekend is about family, friends and great running in a special part of the world. The start and finish of all of the events is in front of the historic Newnes Hotel, the only remaining building from the industrial township in the early 1900s. At the turn of the century and during its peak, Newnes was a hub of mining with approximately 3,000 people living in the township.

Event Dates
      18th Jun
      19th Jun

Newnes National Park
Newnes, NSW, 2790

Located 15.3K from Glen Alice

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