Valley, Newnes and Maiyingu Marragu 4WD
and the Wolgan Valley is very historic with
it's early European settlement but that
only dates back to the 1800's. On this adventure,
we also look into the rich history of the
traditional owners dating back thousands
of years when we visit Maiyingu Marragu.
The drive down into the Wolgan Valley (home
of the exclusive Emirates Wolgan Valley
Resort) is breathtaking as we pass through
the Wolgan Gap on our way to Newnes
We usually see wildlife in the valley on
our way but it's when we reach the former
bustling shale oil mining town of Newnes
that the adventure really begins. Magnificent
towering cliffs above us, mining ruins to
explore, sandy creek crossing and adventure
We enjoy morning tea at a camp site and
this is a great spot for kangaroo spotting.
Exploring the extensive shale oil mining
ruins is a casual walk with so many old
artifacts to look over, decaying kilns,
huge brick buildings and information boards
to read. It's a great day. Here we stop
for our lunch, usually by the Wolgan river.
Once we say goodbye to the valley, we stop
in at Maiyingu Marragu. Paying our respects
to the traditional owners past and present,
we observe the initiation area, thought
to be used for thousands of years until
European settlers came to the area. We tackle
some tricky 4WDing to see some amazing rock
sculptures, enclosed valleys and the beautiful
Australian bush in this area.
Heading home, we pass through some of the
little towns for a 40 minute drive back
to Bathurst. It'll be a day to remember.
You'll take away a little bit of knowledge
and respect for the traditional owners of
the land too.
This is a day tour for up to 7 Guests.
seats are available.
tea is included.
the convenience of allowing us to
provide lunch for you or bring your
is advisable for Guests to bring
a jacket, hat, any personal necessities
and wear enclosed shoes
Kangaroos, wallabies, echidna, white
and black cockatoos, possums
natural Australian flora and fauna
cave paintings at Maiyingu Marragu
4WDing for the less adventurous
4WDing for the more adventurous
also offer tag-along adventures.
If you have your own 4WD and would
like us to take you on a guided
adventure, contact us; email@example.com
Morning tea, lunch can be
arranged or bring your own is fine
does the tour start? We meet
at the Bathurst Visitors Information
Centre or from your accommodation
by prior arrangement
you prefer to join us from the Blue
Mountains? Sure, get in touch
before making a booking and we'll
see what we can do.
long is the tour? 8:30am
– 4:30pm (or other times by
you a solo traveler? We don't
like to see people missing out on
a tour so please get in touch and
we'll see how we can help. Often we
can hook you up with another group,
or make special arrangements to ensure
you don't miss out.
This tour takes you deep in the bush
where bathrooms are not always available,
although bathrooms are available at
morning tea and after lunch on this
tour. If you have concerns, please
get in touch and we can discuss 4WD
adventures that include bathrooms.