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Capertee Valley - Glen Davis

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Capertee Valley - Photo by Chris Hillel
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The largest enclosed valley of Australia provides spectacular views of rock formations and escarpments. Mudgee turn-off from the Great Western Highway leads to Capertee. Turn right at Capertee onto the Glen Davis road. Pearsons Lookout just before Capertee on the Mudgee Road offers panoramic views of the valley.

Lithgow - Capertee / Glen Davis
View from Pearsons Lookout

Greater Lithgow - Capertee / Glen Davis
View from Mt Vincent looking towards Pearsons Lookout
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Photos © Copyright & courtesy of Rus May

The former oil shale mining town lies at the end of the spectacular escarpments of the Capertee Valley, the largest enclosed valley in the southern hemisphere.

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. The glen davis oil shale site is available to restricted groups on weekends.

Lithgow - Capertee / Glen Davis Ruins
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Enjoy the scenery and wildlife with a picnic lunch in the Glen Davis Park. Camping ground with toilets, showers and BBQs.

Going Bush in Glen Davis - Photo by Chris Hillel
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There is a bushwalking trail to Newnes up the Green Gully, in the Wollemi National Park, following the old pipeline track.

You are followed along the ridges by lyre birds. Cycads, banksia serrata and assorted eucalyptus cover the area. the distance is 22km return and can comfortably be done in one day. Click HERE for more information on Glen Davis.

Visitors are treated to excellent Tour Service from our Lithgow City Cabs. Taxi fare from Lithgow to Glen Davis.


Glen Davis Boutique Hotel

Address: 1 Canobla Ave, Glen Davis. NSW. 2846. Phone: 02 63 797372, Fax: 02 63797372, Email .
Historic Art Deco Boutique Hotel surrounded by magnificent escarpments of the Capertee Valley. Providing accomodation & full board to groups for functions, private events, weddings & conferences. Spectacular setting & venue for artists, photographers, birdwatchers or those wanting an awe inspiring location for a group retreat. The Hotel provides a unique wedding setting & is perfect for conferences looking for a different edge. Internet: .

Glen Davis Works Accommodation
GLEN DAVIS WORKS - Check Availability Book Now

Address: 3491 Canobolas Road, Glen Davis. Bookings: 02 99587311, Fax: 02 99580350, 0413963438. Email Us
There are 4 cottages available within the amazingly scenic Capertee Valley - 3 hours from Sydney. Two of the cottages, only just completely renovated are situated at Glen Davis. They are within a property which includes the "Ruins" from the old oil Shale Mining Works and lie adjacent to the Wollemi National Park and at the head of the Colo River. The scenery is stunning, comprising majestic cliffs and wilderness. The other 2 cottages are located on a property 8 kms towards Capertee Village. Again the views are quite magnificent. There is a very comfortable large house and a small cozy cabin. Both are very suitable for birdwatching, sketching, photography, sky gazing, exploration, bushwalking or just relaxing. Internet:

Oskas Cottage
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Lot 1-3 Nanger Street, Glen Davis NSW 2846. Phone: 02 6379 7353. Email Us. Check Availability..
Located beneath Mount Sentinel, left of the town sign of Glen Davis. Set on 3 acres, bordering Wollemi National Park, with the nearest house, 1.5 K. Your accommodation consists of a large studio Apartment, with private entrance hall, bathroom (with town water supply) and kitchenette. Comfortable Sleeping for up to five people. You would be our only guests on the property. Bird watching, Bushwalking, Visit the local museum. You are only 63km From Rylstone & Kandos, and Dunns Swamp. Or just enjoy the tranquillity of Glen Davis. The scenery is breathtaking. Internet: Check Availability..


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