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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

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

Hargraves Lookout


A pleasant drive to the western end of Shipley Plateau passing local apple orchards will bring you to Hargraves Lookout and provide magnificent views over the rural Megalong Valley.

At the very end of Shipley Plateau is Mount Blackheath, a popular hang-gliding site from a purpose built ram near the lookout at 1076 metres. If the conditions are right gliders soar over the Kanimbla Valley and sometimes can reach Bathurst.




Views over Shipley Plateau
Blackheath, NSW, 2785

Located 14.4K from Lowther

Mount Piddington Lookout


Mount Piddington is a mountain in the Blue Mountains village of Mount Victoria. It has a lookout, restrooms and a picnic area at its summit, surrounded by a loop road, Mount Piddington Road, which runs from the summit to Mount Victoria village. It is also the starting point of several bushwalking tracks that descend to the cliffs of Hornes Point and the Fairy Bower reserve. Notable sites on the slopes of Mount Piddington include Coxs Leap and Bushranger Cave.

Views of the Kanimbla Valley are possible from the lookout, although trees are present and it is not entirely clear. The mountain is mostly covered in bushland of the Eucalypt variety and adjoins One Tree Hill (1,111 metres) the highest point in the Blue Mountains Plateau.




Mount Piddington Road
Mount Victoria, NSW, 2786

Located 14.8K from Lowther

Mount Victoria and District Historical Society Museum


The Mount Victoria and District Historical Society museum has in its sixteen rooms an amazing collection of Australiana, spanning the era from the early explorers and convicts to more recent times.

There are examples of early farming tools and dairy utensils, natural history, laundry and kitchenware, the local mining industry, early photographic equipment and musical instruments. Furniture and furnishings are also on view, The Railway Refreshment Room tableware is on display, as well as a schoolroom and clothing from the 19th century.

Local history publications and souvenirs are available for purchase. The grand 1858 sandstone railway station (still in use), in which the collection is housed, is in itself worth a visit, as a reminder of the days of steam train travel.

There is something of interest for everyone.




Mount Victoria Railway Station
Mount Victoria, NSW, 2786

Located 15.1K from Lowther

Lowther: Events

RedAss Downhill State Round 2 Lithgow


Round two of the RedAss Downhill Enduro Series will be held at the Pony Express Track in Lithgow.

With successful state races being held in Lithgow every year since 2012, the downhill racing circus is coming back for more and the local Central Tablelands MTB Club will once again be the hosts together with the Pony Club. Organisers Rocky Trail and NSW MTB are expecting more than 200 racers to the prestigious event. Race participants will be able to sign up online ahead of the race. Spectator entry is free.


Event Dates
2016
      26th Sep
      27th Sep
      15th Oct
      16th Oct


Hassans Walls Road
Lithgow, NSW, 2790

Located 14.8K from Lowther

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