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Lithgow Blast Furnace Park

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by Girlie Diaz (subscribe)
Part-time writer, full-time mum.
Published March 6th 2022
A quiet park steeped in Lithgow's industrial past
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Gigantic remains of smelted iron at the Lithgow Blast Furnace. Photo by the Author.


A visit to Lithgow should include a quick tour of the Lithgow Blast Furnace Park. It is not only a park where you can relax and enjoy some quiet moments, but it is also ripe with history, both local and national.

The Lithgow Blast Furnace Park is the site of the Lithgow Blast Furnace, built by William Sandford in 1906. Some accounts date it as far back as 1886. Today, remnants of the buildings are still standing, and thanks to the city council, these have been preserved. Walks and railings were added to allow people to get up close without risking a fall.

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Structures built a century ago that marked Lithgow's industrial past. Photo by the Author.


The blast furnace is a testament to Lithgow's industrial past, where the first iron and the first steel in Australia were cast. It was operational the entire industry moved to Port Kembla in 1928.

The Lithgow Blast Furnace Park is located at Inch Street, Lithgow NSW. It has park benches, a drinking water outlet, and smart public toilets, perfect for a stop when exploring Lithgow and surrounds. In fact, just a couple of weeks ago, we visited the park on our way to the Capertee Valley, 70 kilometres north of Lithgow.

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Marker at the Lithgow Blast Furnace Park. Photo by the Author.


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Remnants of an era when Australia first produced its iron and steel. Photo by the Author.


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Inside the ruins at Lithgow Blast Furnace Park. Photo by the Author.


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View of the peaceful countryside from the ruins of the Lithgow Blast Furnace. Photo by the Author.


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Marker at the Lithgow Blast Furnace Park that emphasised the role of water. Photo by the Author.


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The park is surrounded by green grass, perfect for kids to run around. Photo by the Author.


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Ruins at the Lithgow Blast Furnace Park. Photo by the Author.


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The Lithgow Blast Furnace Park is now a place to relax, breath some fresh air and stretch your legs. Photo by the Author.

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Why? Step back in time
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Where: Lithgow NSW
Cost: FREE
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