The Glen Davis Shale Oil Works, located in the Capertee Valley, was one of the largest employers in the area. Producing gasoline, the operation was an important strategic resource during the war era. In its heyday, about 2,500 people lived in the township. Vertical sandstone cliffs stand guard over the crumbling vegetation-covered structures, lending a surreal impression.
Today, the ruins of this once thriving industry can be toured every Saturday.
Tours run every Saturday.
In the cooler months, from April to September they go from 2-4pm
During daylights savings (Oct-March) they go from 5-7pm to avoid the heat and enjoy the sunset!
The tour costs $25pp and $10 for Children under 12yrs. Cash only.
It is a walking tour, so wear covered shoes, dress for the weather and bring some water.
Address: “The Poplars” 3491 Glen Davis Road, Glen Davis, NSW 2846 Australia
For bookings –
Phone: John 0413 963 438
Phone: Graeme (Tour Guide) 0416 115 295
Email: Graeme email@example.com