Travelling from Lithgow along Jenolan Caves Road, this route will take you on a scenic journey through the smaller settlements of Good Forest and Lowther.
See if you can spot Mt Blaxland, which is located 25 kilometres south of Lithgow! This mountain is the furthest point reached by the explorers Blaxland, Wentworth and Lawson on the historic crossing of the Blue Mountains in 1813.
As the road winds its way through rolling hills, natural bushland and fertile farmland, imagine what it was like for the early settlers of the area, the hardworking pioneers, farmers and loggers that settled there long ago.
The patchwork quilt of paddocks in the Kanimbla valley, edged on one side by the imposing Blue Mountains are where you will see a variety of cattle, sheep, horses, goats and alpacas, with the many different types of blossoming gum trees here favoured by local beekeepers.
The expansive views on both sides of the highway make for an enjoyable and relaxing drive.
The historic Lowther Cemetery is located 12.8 kilometres along Jenolan Caves Road from the Great Western Highway at Hartley. St Mathews Church was built here from local pit-sawn timber in 1877, and soon after the small multi denominational cemetery was developed.
The War Memorial at Lowther was unveiled in the February of 1920 in memory of local soldiers from Lowther, Good Forest, Hampton, Ganbenang and Kanimbla Valley who served with the armed forces in the defense of Australia.