Newnes Ruins Walking Tour

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Duration
4 hours
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Meeting Point
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Why take this tour?

Explore the historic ruins of one of Australia’s largest shale oil production schemes – the Newnes Shale Oil Refinery. This fully guided walking tour explores the fascinating history of the once thriving Blue Mountains shale oil industry taking in the Newnes shale oil refinery ruins, the incredible beehive-shaped coking kilns, the remote township of Newnes and the beautiful Wolgan River. This tour is well suited to history buffs and nature lovers alike. At Wolgan Valley Eco Tours we believe that walking is a great way to explore the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. Our small group sizes, personalised service and experienced local guide offers guests a greater opportunity to experience and learn more about the history, ecology, flora and fauna, climate and geology that make this landscape unique.

What’s included?

  • Morning tea including locally baked goods and fruit.

  • Bottled water

  • Entry/Admission - Newnes Industrial Ruins walk

  • Private transportation

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Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 4h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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About operator:

At the award winning Wolgan Valley Eco Tours we believe that walking is a great way to explore the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. Our small group sizes, personalised service and experienced local guide offers guests a greater opportunity to experience and learn more about the history, ecology, flora and fauna, climate and geology that make this landscape unique. From wildlife encounters on the Wollemi Twilight Wildlife Tour to the illuminating wonder of the Glow Worm Tunnel, or the historic ruins of the Newnes Shale Oil Refinery contrasting to Wolgan Valleys most iconic landmark Donkey Mountain - our guided walks and hikes offer a unique and authentic way to experience World Heritage Wolgan Valley. Our low impact experiences and Advanced Eco Certification are integral to our business and ensures that we are continually delivering high quality innovative experiences through ecologically sustainable practices and cultural responsibility.

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