Lithgow, not that far from Sydney
G’day ya all,
We have been watching this thread with interest for a while now and it makes for an interesting read.
Firstly we have to agree with what has been said about the possibilities for exploring to Sydney’s west, up in the Blue Mountains.
Secondly we are not terribly familiar with what is to the north or south of Sydney so we will not comment there.
Now having said all that, has anyone looked at the tracks which are in the database on this very site. The reason we ask this is we have submitted detailed track logs and brief descriptions describing some of these locations in the mountains which have been suggested.
Take for example Burralow, we show the entire track from Bilpin to Kurrajong Heights including the camp ground. As Paul100 said all other tracks in this area are closed, so the track you can see from our submitted track is all that is available, it is a nice place to have a quick over nighter if that’s what you are into but at least you can see for your self.
Another long track which we have submitted is the “Zig Zag to Lithgow the Long Way”. This track is about 170KM and is fairly easy but it is easily customised to make it shorter or harder or what ever takes your imagination. This track shows how to get to the Lost City, the Glow Worm Tunnel, Baal Bone Gap and much more (Fire Trail No.5 which for some strange reason has become known as “the Spanish Steps” is not shown because of the gates and a need for the keys).
Some other close to Lithgow places are Sunny Corner SF -Winburndale - Turon NP, Lidsdale SF – Marrangaroo NP (including Mt Walker/Lake Lyell areas), Jenolan State Forrest and a little further out,Kanangra Boyd NP and even Mt Werong SF. Some of these areas are also marked in the database on this site as well.
Anyhow hopefully we have stuck with the theme of this thread and given over some good ideas.