Discover the Blackfellows Hand Cave near Lithgow

Blackfellows Hand Cave and walking trail

The Blackfellows Hand Cave is a large rock overhang and shelter north of Lidsdale and Lithgow. It’s a place of cultural significance, and is home to well-preserved Aboriginal drawings of hands and weapons.

A short and easy walking trail leads to this cave, where visitors can spend time exploring the various drawings and the beautiful natural surroundings.

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17 Things to Do in Lithgow and Surrounds

Things to do in Lithgow

Lithgow is an historic town located on the western edge of the Blue Mountains, approximately two hours driving from Sydney via the Great Western Highway or the Bells Line of Road.

The town has a rich industrial history, and is surrounded by various national parks such as the Gardens of Stone National Park, the Wollemi National Park, and the Blue Mountains National Park.

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Resolute Beach and the Resolute Circuit Walk

Resolute Beach and walking track

Resolute Beach is a beautiful secluded strip of sand in the West Head section of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, opposite the Barrenjoey Headland and facing Pittwater.

With amazing views and beautiful emerald green water, a visit to Resolute Beach feels like you’re stepping into a small tropical paradise.

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Discover the Sublime Point Lookout in Leura

Sublime Point Lookout in Leura (Blue Mountains)

The Sublime Point Lookout is a scenic vantage point in the Leura area of the Blue Mountains that offers panoramic views of the Jamison Valley.

Not only are the views absolutely stunning, Sublime Point is also a popular spot for bird watching, picnicking, and rock climbing.

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The Knapsack Bridge and the Lapstone Zig Zag Walk

Knapsack Bridge and the Lapstone Zig Zag Walk

The historic Lapstone Zig Zag Walk is an exciting bushwalking track in Glenbrook that follows an old railway. This railway was built and used in the second half of the 19th century.

The walking track leads to the Knapsack Bridge, a huge sandstone arch viaduct which was built to carry the Zig Zag Railway line across the Knapsack Gully.

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Hike to Wedding Cake Rock From Bundeena

Wedding Cake Rock walking trail in Royal National Park

Wedding Cake Rock is one of the most iconic landmarks in the Royal National Park. It may be fenced off now, but it is still a unique sight to visit.

A relatively easy coastal walk starting in Bundeena leads to this rock formation, with beautiful views of the ocean and the cliffs to enjoy along the track.

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Discover Minnehaha Falls in Katoomba

Minnehaha Falls and walking track in Katoomba

Minnehaha Falls is a small but very pretty waterfall on the Yosemite Creek in the Katoomba area of the Blue Mountains.

A short walking track through a scenic landscape leads to the base of this waterfall, with scenic views to enjoy from start to finish.

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Giant Stairway and Dardanelles Pass Circuit Walk

Giant Stairway and Dardanelles Pass circuit walk

The historic Giant Stairway and Dardanelles Pass circuit walk is an exciting walking track through Leura Forest and along the cliff edge overlooking Jamison Valley.

This challenging and adventurous walking track offers a lot of bushwalking goodness, including waterfalls, panoramic valley views, lush rainforest, and a bit of steep climbing.

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