The Tablelands Way
Overlooking the magnificent Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area is The Tablelands region, home of awe inspiring ancient wonders such as the Wollemi pine and stone pagodas. Its sandstone cliffs and valleys, carved over 250 million years, are home to the world’s most diverse eucalypt forests.
As a visitor, you can walk, cycle, ride horses, float on a lilo, and abseil. You can do this through canyons, along wild rivers, and on bush tracks and farm land. Bypass Sydney and travel back through time in well preserved historic villages, early European inland settlements and Australia’s first inland city.
Alternatively, you can simply kick back with down to earth locals and taste the wonderful home cooking of The Tablelands Way experience's many bed & breakfasts.
The Tablelands Way experience accesses many of the region’s more remote and unexplored treasures. Follow in the footsteps of Charles Darwin or step into the shoes of Australia's pioneers. Observe the nectar eating parrots feast on gum flowers and spot the masked owl hiding in a tree hollow.
Savour the subtle flavours of cold climate wines or watch a lyrebird strutting its stuff. See the platypus dart through the rivers, and discover remote gorges that hide the Wollemi pine. Experience the road less travelled.
Key destinations of The Tablelands Way Experience
One of the best preserved towns of the gold rush period.
The area has always attracted food and wine makers.
Wollemi National Park
The National Park covers an area of 487,500 hectares and is home to scenic rivers and mountain ranges.
Gardens of Stone National Park
Only accessible to bushwalkers and mountain bikers, and has retained its remote wilderness feeling.
Surrounded by Gardens of Stone National Park, Blue Mountains National Park, Wollemi National Park, Turon National Park and Marrangaroo National Park, Lithgow offers easy access to an array of nature encounters.
Oberon is located in the high country of the Central Tablelands and enjoys four distinct seasons, including winters with frequent snow.
Jenolan Caves, the world’s oldest caves at over 340 million years old, are part of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.
Kanangra-Boyd National Park
The 68,000 hectare National Park is situated at the southern-most tip of the Blue Mountains sandstone plateau complex.
Upper Lachlan Shire
The Shire of Villages is for people who prefer to keep things simple and it’s alsohome to the Wombeyan Caves.
Speleologists have recorded over 500 cave entrances within the marble caves of Wombeyan. Walking tracks lead to such diverse features as marble gorges, lookouts, waterfalls, creek beds, open woodland and moist closed forests.
Discover the grandeur of the 1800s. Goulburn’s history is evident in the many fine examples of Georgian and other early architecture still seen in the city today.
Bungonia State Conservation Area
Close to Goulburn, Bungonia State Conservation Area has the deepest cave system in Australia, which is popular with experienced adventure cavers. It is also a great place to for those who love to bushwalk surrounded by spectacular views.