Newnes Ruins Walking Tour

Duration: 4 hours

Take a fully guided journey through the historic ruins of one of Australia’s largest shale oil production schemes – the Newnes Shale Oil Refinery and the historic Blue Mountains village of Newnes.

Among the ancient-like ruins discover hidden stairways to buildings long gone, the foundations of once charming sandstone and brick cottages tucked away on surrounding hillsides, and the imposing ruins of the iconic beehive coking kilns.

Lead by a knowledgeable and passionate local guide, this half day walking tour will explore the fascinating history of this once thriving industry, and the characters that called Newnes their home. Guests will be treated to a delicious morning tea of locally baked goods and seasonal fruits on the banks of the Wolgan River whilst taking in the spectacular scenery of Wollemi National Park.

The Newnes Ruins Walking Tour starts at the Newnes Hotel, Wolgan Road, Newnes NSW.


INCLUSIONS: This tour includes a delicious morning tea of locally baked goods with your choice of espresso coffee, tea, hot chocolate or fruit juice, bottled water, park fees and experienced local guide.

Grade02 wlk

GRADE 2: Suitable for families with young children

The track is hardened or compacted surface and may have a gentle hill section or sections and occasional steps. The trail consists of mostly undulating uneven surfaces. Due to significant obstacles present along the route, the trail is not wheelchair-accessible.


Minimum group size is 2 people, maximum is 10. Prices will vary depending on the size of the group.


Dine & Discover NSW Offer - Redeem your Dine & Discover NSW voucher on our Newnes Ruins Walking Tour to receive a further $25 off.