Newnes Private Campground - NSW

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DEG: -33.174118 150.237595
DMS: 33º 10' 26.82" S 150º 14' 15.34" E
UTM: 56 H 6326011mN 242415mE
Altitude: 507.41m

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Address & Contact

Newnes New South Wales 2790
Phone: 02 6355 1247
Email: newneshotelcabins@gmail.com
Web: https://www.newneshotelcabins.com

Information

This is a private campground run by the owner/operator of the historic Newnes Hotel.

The camping area is a large, grassed flat on the western bank of the Wolgan River, suitable for tents, campervans, camper trailers, caravans and motor homes. There are also some cabins available for weekend hire. Bookings during peak periods are advised, but otherwise are not required. Payment can be made at the old hotel.

Spring water is available if required and firewood is sold by the wheel barrow load. BYO everything else as the nearest shops are at Lithgow, about 47km.

Other facilities include flushing toilets, showers (fee), use of the hotel phone (urgent calls only, please, it is not a chat facility) and a wash-up trough. Pets are allowed.

Newnes was a successful but short-lived shale mining town in the early 20th century, producing various petroleum based products from 1907 to 1912. There is a fascinating self-guided walk through the nearby industrial ruins, with a brochure available from the old hotel (now a kiosk/museum) if it is open. An excellent potted history can be found at www.aussietowns.com.au/town/newnes-nsw.

There is a great walk from the historic industrial area along the old railway line to the glow worm tunnel, about 8km each way, or you can drive back along the access road to a carpark about 6km from the campground and walk a 7.5km loop through the tunnel from there.
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Closest Weather Station

Lithgow at 07/09:00am EST
Distance from Newnes Private Campground 35.09km S
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
6.1°C3.4°C86%3.9°ChPa0.4mmSE7km/hr
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Closest Climatic Station

Mount Boyce Aws
Distance from Newnes Private Campground 49.5km S
 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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