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.

Winter at Newnes
12/13 June was the Glow Worm Marathon at Newnes with 650+ registrations -
It was a big weekend with runners and spectators enjoying a great weekend at Nenwes.
School holidays in July were quieter but it was a wonderful atmosphere.
August is traditionally our quiet month, so if you like peace and quiet ... this is the time for you.

The Wattle is coming on - Mid August should see the best of it.

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 2014.
A public hearing was held at Wallerawang on 16 Oct.
In November Centennial has changed it's policy with the "shock announcement" of the moth-balling of Angus Place colliery.
Coal mining finally ceased mid February 2015.
While we welcome the move to halt this destruction of our land, water and climate our sympathy goes to the miners who are loosing their jobs.

A PAC meeting for the Springvale application was heald at Lithgow on 27 May to a packed audience. 300 jobs are on the line and this is seen as the "final straw" for Lithgow.
The town is anxiously awaiting the outcome to be anounced end of June.

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: 2 March 2015