Newnes Hotel Cabins
Historic Wilderness Retreat

...everything money can't buy

and surrounded by WOLLEMI NATIONAL PARK
Photo of 'Mystery Mountain'
"Mystery Mountain"
as seen from the hotel verandah.

What is on this web site:
About us Accommodation & Camping How to get to Newnes
Get Involved - Our Voucher Scheme. Bird List for the Newnes area. Other information about Newnes.
2007 - Our Centenary Year Walks around Newnes

Newnes Hotel Cabins'

Imagine a place with no TV - Imagine a place without distractions
A place where you can just "be".

This is us - a very special place.
Switch off and enjoy undisturbed time with your family or friends.
Our guests enjoy relaxing on the verandahs, experiencing nature, playing games and sitting around the fire -
Quality time for you and the ones close to you.

Still Summer - Still Green
We had beautiful rain through this summer. December was the wettest month of 2014. The place is green and all the living creatures are happy.
February is a quiet month so if you can make it out this way you will find true peace and quiet.
The River is just great in summer, shallow, sandy and cooling everyone down.

The Newnes Book is here.
This is a great collection of articles about this wonderful place combined with stunning photos by Ian Brown and others.
- A Great Present -
A bargain at $25. Available at the Newnes Hotel Kiosk or phone 63 551 247

Centennial Coal has lodged an application for the expansion of their long wall mining activities from both Springvale and Angus Place collieries.
After having damaged the water catchment of the southern branch of the Wolgan River they are now moving north and east under the still pristine Carne Creek area.
Carne Creek joins the Wolgan at the resort and despite of what the miners want to tell us on their 536 page + Environmnetal Impact Statement
the undermining of the gorge will drain the aquifers and it is likely that the swamps dry out, the rock will crack and the aquivers will change for ever -
the southern branch is clear evidence of that.

But not only that.
According to the Colong Foundation's media release they plan to pump 42 mio litres per day of mine water out of the mines and dump it untreated into Sydney Water's catchment.
Cheers Sydney.

More than 400 submisssions were received by the Department of Planning and Infrastructure
when the exhibition period ended on 26th of May.
A public hearing was held at Wallerawang on 16 Oct.
Since then Centennial has changed it's policy with the "shock announcement" of the moth-balling of Angus Place colliery.
This was supposed to happen in November but coal is still coming out of the mine today, 19 December.
So we expect more surprises...
Whatever might be decided in a board room in far away Hong Kong, Bangkok or Seoul can have massive implications here.
...and Tony & CO are expanding Free Trade Agreements on an unprecedented scale...

Newnes school chimneys'
"MEMORIES OF NEWNES" - The whole story on DVD

We are sure you will enjoy the wonderful footage of the mining town, railway, school and the move of the pub together with interviews with former residents and the Friends of Newnes. The DVD brings the whole story of Newnes together in an hour of brilliant entertainment. It also forms a record of the rich history of this part of Australia.
The DVD is available at the Newnes Kiosk for $30.00 or by mail order for $35.00 (cheque or money order) payable to "The Newnes Hotel"
and sent to the Newnes Hotel, PO Box 63, Wallerawang, NSW, 2845.

Photo Albums of the Newnes area:
Photos - Cabins Photos - from a "chopper" Photos - Newnes area Photos - Main walks Photos - Cliff-top views

Glow worm tunnel walk Sunrise above Newnes Wallabies at cabins
Newnes Hotel

By email: "newnes[at]"
By Telephone: (02) 6355-1247 (at Newnes)
(02) 9698-8251 (in Sydney)
By Post: PO Box 63, Wallerawang, NSW 2845

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This page last updated: 22 Oct 2014