Lithgow was the site of Australia's first steel mill and is often considered to be the first country town west of Sydney. There are active mines and power stations nearby.
Fly loosely along the two main routes over the Blue Mountains from Sydney, west along the Great Western Highway and east along Bells Line of Road.
It's always worth another flight to the Three Sisters. At the Three Sisters keep a sharp lookout for other traffic, as sightseers often approach along the valley from the west. The Great Western Highway continues past Blackheath and beyond Lithgow.
The Hanson Clarence Quarry supplies sand, concrete ingredients and stone. Bells Line of Road passes the popular tourist spots of Mt. Wilson, Mt. Tomah Botanical Gardens and Appin, although they are not particularly easy to pick out from the air.

Nav data


WP 1 - Penrith Olympic Aquatic Facilities, southern end

WP 2 - Hazelbrook

Looking from the eastern edge of the Jamison Valley towards the Three Sisters

WP 3 - The Three Sisters

WP 3 - The Three Sisters

WP 4 - Katoomba Airport

WP 5 - Blackheath. Lithgow valley runs to the right beyond the dark ridge indicated.

WP 6 - Lithgow SW, intersection of Main Street and the Great Western Highway

WP 7 - Hanson Clarence Quarry

YSRI RAAF Base Richmond