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Site of the beginnings of steel making in Australia

The site is based around what is left of the first iron and steel making facility in Australia; the... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2018
James N
Orange, Australia
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Compelling Industrial Drosscape

This a is a 5 minute drive to the edge of town. If you like exploring abandoned industrial sites... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2018
Canberra, Australia
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Inch Street, Lithgow, New South Wales 2790, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sry interesting place especially for photographers. Well maintained walking tracks. Aim for sunrise and sunset

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank brhta
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Last time I came here it was fenced off and under renovation, so it was nice to finally be able to get up close and walk through the ruins. The information posts around the paths telling the site's history were interesting to read and gather...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Brianna D
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

The site is based around what is left of the first iron and steel making facility in Australia; the actual machinery has long since gone, but the foundations and some of the original buildings remain. There are excellent walkways around and through the site, along...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank James N
Reviewed 21 September 2018

The Blast Furnace Park is located a short drive from Lithgow city centre. It features the remains of what was once a blast furnace industrial complex. Access to the site is free, so is parking which is great. The site is quite well maintained and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank VG1302
Reviewed 17 July 2018

This a is a 5 minute drive to the edge of town. If you like exploring abandoned industrial sites this one is a good one. The site is well maintained (a well maintained ruin, that is) and easy to get around. Access is good. And...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank HarriKo
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Considered to be the birthplace of Australia's steel and iron industry, this park is well maintained with historical information signs throughout. Gives a good insight into the beginnings of trade unionism in Australia too. Well worth a visit, especially if you are a keen photographer.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Ros D
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

A good way to learn about the history of Australia's steel and iron industry is by visiting Blast Furnace Park in Lithgow. This facility was in service between 1886 - 1928. A boardwalk weaves its way through the ruins of what used to be a...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

Lots of history to read and take in as you take in the old buildings and the wind that was blowing whilst we were there.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

Great place to wander about in your own time and soak up bygone days, lots of information for you to read as you go about the place.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank maidinheaven55
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

The revitalization of this area including the comprehensive interpretative signage now makes Blast Furnace Park a very interesting place to visit. The raised viewing walkways and platforms throughout this historic site makes exploring safe & very interesting. What I really liked was all viewing areas...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank BBLadies
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