Lithgow - NSW

Population - City 

Position

DEG: -33.482471 150.136307
DMS: 33º 28' 56.9" S 150º 08' 10.7" E
UTM: 56 H 6291554mN 233908mE
Altitude: 915.39m

Description

Place Type

Population - Population - City

Location

107.7kms NorthWest of Sydney - Driving 143 km (2 hours 4 mins)
219.26kms NorthEast of Canberra - Driving 282 km (3 hours 49 mins)
670.9kms NorthEast of Melbourne - Driving 838 km (8 hours 46 mins)
721.73kms South of Brisbane - Driving 982 km (11 hours 13 mins)

Address & Contact

1124-1126 Great Western Hwy
Bowenfels NSW 2790
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Information

Lithgow is a city in the Central Tablelands located in a mountain valley named Lithgow's Valley by John Oxley in honour of William Lithgow, the first Auditor-General of New South Wales. Situated on the western edge of the sandstone country of the Blue Mountains it is the first true country town west of Sydney. Lithgow is close to the Blue Mountains National Park and the Wollemi National Park.

The town is the centre of a coal mining district and there are two coal-powered power stations nearby. Due to the abundance of coal and relative proximity to Sydney, in the areas surrounding Lithgow are two of the largest power stations in NSW, the Mount Piper and Wallerawang power stations.

Lithgow is adjacent to a number of national parks and other attractions. Places to visit include the Zig Zag Railway, Glow Worm Tunnel, Secret Creek Sanctuary, Newnes in the Wolgan Valley and Glen Davis in the Capertee Valley, the second largest canyon in the world.

Other attractions include the Hartley Historic Site, Small Arms Factory Museum, State Mine Heritage Park and the Eskbank House Museum. Lithgow is also close to Jenolan Caves, which are a World Heritage Area and lie to the south of Lithgow.

By far the biggest tourist attraction, in terms of visitor numbers, in Lithgow is the Lithgow Ironfest. This annual cultural heritage event attracts over 10,000 visitors a year.

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Weather

Closest Weather Station

Mount Boyce at 16/10:00am EST
Distance from Lithgow 19.78km SE
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
8.9°C-0.4°C55%0.4°ChPa0.0mmWSW39km/hr
21knots
63km/hr
34knots

Closest Climatic Station

Mount Boyce Aws
Distance from Lithgow 19.78km SE
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C23.822.720.317.013.510.19.311.314.617.419.922.1
Mean Min. °C13.113.211.28.66.13.72.53.05.47.49.711.3
Mean Rain mm116.8129.2104.558.061.575.643.851.556.768.5104.683.0

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