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Central West nature gems

Get off the beaten track and explore these hidden nature gems on your next Central West road trip. Let quaint Hartley village in Hartley Historic Site take you back in time, discover the world’s second largest canyon in Capertee National Park, see jaw-dropping World Heritage-listed surrounds in Wollemi National Park and visit gorgeous Goulburn River National Park to see a spectacular natural phenomenon.

Pagoda walking track, Wollemi National Park. Photo: Daniel Tran © DPE

Take the road less travelled and explore these Central West nature gems

Homestead, Hartley Historic Site. Photo: John Spencer © DPIE

Hartley Historic Site

Step into this historic inland settlement among the sandstone buildings of Hartley Historic Site, on the western edge of the Blue Mountains near Lithgow. Stay in the newly renovated historic cottages. The village also offers a gallery and tours.


Free park entry

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