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Lowther: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Wild Meadows Garden


A new garden with a different look. There was no garden here five years ago, just paddocks. Wild Meadows Garden was designed in a naturalistic way with floral meadows and woodlands to complement each other, hence the name 'Wild Meadows'. Skilfully planned, the plantings of trees, shrubs, herbaceous perennials, bulbs and grasses display seasonal change from spring subtle greens to summer riots of colour, autumn berries and leaves to winter russets and structure. There are many unusual plants that will excite any garden enthusiast.

Open Days:
November 2015 Saturday 28 to Sunday 29, 9am - 3pm
January 2016 Saturday 16, 9am - 3pm
February 2016 Saturday 20, 9am - 3pm
March 2016 Saturday 26, 9am - 3pm
April 2016 Saturday 16, 9am - 3pm
May 2016 Saturday 21, 9am - 3pm
June 2016 Saturday 25, 10am - 2pm





243a Cox's River Road
Little Hartley, NSW, 2790

Located 10.6K from Lowther

Lake Lyell Recreation Park


Lake Lyell is a beautiful destination within two hours drive from Sydney. It provides visitors with access to the lake via a concrete boat ramp for waterskiing, fishing, kayaking and general boating. The park has both powered and unpowered sites, hot showers, free barbecues, and a children's' playground. It is a magnificent bush setting, and only 10 minutes from Lithgow.

Now home to the Aqua Blitz.

The park also has a number of picnic tables, catering for overnight visitors and day visitors.

Lake Lyell provides cooling water for both Wallerawang and Mount Piper Power Stations. The Lake is connected to Wallerawang Lake by pipeline and hence to Wallerawang and Mount Piper Stations. Water is pumped from Lake Lyell Dam on the Cox's River, about 20 kilometres from the power station to the Thompson's Creek Dam, close to Mount Piper, which provides an additional 27,000 mega litres of cooling water.





LOT 1 Magpie Hollow Road
South Bowenfels, NSW, 2790

Located 11.6K from Lowther

The Lolly Bug


Visitors are spoilt for choice at The Lolly Bug in Little Hartley with over 1500 varieties of lollies from all over the world. They have a large range of English and American sweets, Aussie and New Zealand favourites, Dutch licorice, Australian rock candy, chocolate coated goodies, lollipops and novelty items.

The colourful gift range is fun and quirky and they have a large selection of gourmet goodies - local jams, honey and relishes and some of the hottest chilli sauces in the world. Situated between Katoomba and Lithgow - look for the colourful VW bugs out the front.




2297 Great Western Highway
Little Hartley, NSW, 2790

Located 11.6K from Lowther

Hassans Walls Lookout


Hassans Walls Lookout is the highest lookout in the Blue Mountains at approximately 1,100 metres above sea level. Look out to Mount Wilson, Mount York, Mount Tarana and Mount Blaxland and the whole Hartley Valley below. To the south are the Kanimbla and Megalong Valleys and Mount Bindo (1,363 metres).

You can also walk or ride around Hassans Walls Lookout.




Hassans Walls Reserve
Lithgow, NSW, 2790

Located 13.4K from Lowther

Mount Blackheath Lookout


Travel along Shipley Plateau through a mix of bush (spot the waratahs in Spring), small farms and orchards - at the end you will reach Mount Blackheath Lookout with views to the north and west to the Great Dividing Range over the Kanimbla Valley.

At 1,076 metres it is the perfect place to relax and watch the sun go down after a strenuous bike ride or when the weather is right you might be fortunate to see colourful hang gliders and parasails riding the thermals after launching from this popular site. There are dirt sections along Shipley Plateau.




Along Shipley Road
Blackheath, NSW, 2785

Located 13.5K from Lowther

Mount York


Mount York, 7.5 kilometres from Mount Victoria is a natural site that at 1061 metres has commanding views over the western plains, many layers of Aboriginal and European heritage, several convict built roads (now walking tracks) and remnants of the old convict built roads (1823-1829) can still be seen.

Monuments at the site demonstrate a change in architectural style and social means of commemorating historic events such as the first European crossing of the Blue Mountains, May 1813 by Blaxland, Lawson and Wentworth, survey of the first road by George Evans, November 1813 and building of the first road, Cox's Road, in 1814. Further along Mount York Road is historic convict built Lawson's Long Alley and Lockyers Line of Road; Berghoffers Pass and Bardens Lookout.

Mount York is traditionally the land of the Gundungurra and Darug Aboriginal people and today is popular for bushwalking, abseiling, mountains biking and rock climbing.




Mount York Road
Mount York, NSW, 2786

Located 13.6K from Lowther

Mitchells Ridge Lookout


Mitchells Ridge Lookout is an historic lookout and rest area, named after Sir Thomas Mitchell who supervised the building of the Pass by convict labour in 1832. An obelisk at the lookout commemorates the opening of Victoria Pass in 1832. The Pass is one of the oldest and most significant engineered works in Australia still in use today. From the western end of the lookout there is a good view of the convict hewn and built sandstone rampart across the Pass.




Great Western Highway
Mount Victoria, NSW, 2786

Located 13.6K from Lowther

Lowther: Events

Wild Wild West Downhill Skateboarding


*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
Get ready for the Wild Wild West downhill skateboarding race hosted by Australian Skateboard Racing Association.

Riders clad with leather racing suits will be taking each other on in four-man battles down Lowther Siding. The Wild Wild West will be part of Australia's National Racing League and will be bringing the top riders from across Australia and New Zealand. Speeds of up to 85 kilometres per hour will be achieved with riders diving through turns and drafting for the big prize!

This is an all-ages free event, practice and qualifying will be held on the Saturday with the Finals on Sunday.



Event Dates
2015
      4th Jul
      5th Jul
2016
      4th Jul
      5th Jul


Lowther Siding
Lithgow, NSW, 2790

Located 1.5K from Lowther

Back to Hartley Annual Produce Market


*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
Back to Hartley is a community event to promote their heritage and raise funds for local charities.

Walk around the Hartley Historic Site and experience the beauty and vibrancy of the historic village - explore the wonders of the Talisman Gallery or the fantastic work of local indigenous artist in the Kew-Y-Ahn Gallery, or view the village from the Granite Tors overlooking the village.

The event showcases a variety of arts, crafts, produce from the region, vintage cars, a selection of food and drinks, face painting, petting zoo, Lithgow Folk Club, Sally Anne's Dancers, sheep shearing, or try your hand at archery. Self guided tours of the Courthouse, trike and pony rides, and much more.




Event Dates
2015
      25th Oct
2016
      25th Oct


Old Bathurst Road
Hartley, NSW, 2790

Located 11.1K from Lowther

Aberdeen Highland Games


The annual Aberdeen Highland Games take place first weekend in July each year. It is the final event of Scottish Australia Heritage Council's Heritage Week.

During the event more than 23 events take place with stalls providing food and Celtic displays all of which represent traditional Celtic culture and recreation as well as the traditional Kirkin of the tartan. The games are a gathering together from Sydney and regional New South Wales of pipe bands, Clans, dancers, heavy events, and state and interstate tug-of-war teams to celebrate the Celtic history of the Upper Hunter.

Following the excitement of the Highland Games there will be an authentic Scottish Ceilidh. The English Dictionary defines a ceilidh (pronounced kay-lee) as "an informal social gathering, with songs, story-telling, music and dancing". The Ceilidh is always a great night out where everyone is welcome.


Event Dates
2016
      2nd Jul


New England Highway
Aberdeen, NSW, 2336

Located 13.4K from Lowther

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