Blast Furnace Park

Blast Furnace Park, Lithgow: Tickets, Tours, Address, Blast Furnace Park Reviews: 4/5

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Debbie A
Buderim, Australia438 contributions
Very Interesting
Apr 2021
I really had no idea what we were going to look at. There is a lot of information boards around these ruins to tell you all about the history of this furnace. Was very interesting and is on the outskirts of Lithgow and was not hard to find. Free to access.
Written April 22, 2021
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SeekingLittle
Port Macquarie, Australia12 contributions
exploring around lithgow
Jan 2021
Lithgow is a bit of a gem the more i have a look into it. Take the time to check it out with on a roadtrip and you may be surprised.
Written February 1, 2021
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Julie L
Leichhardt, Australia871 contributions
Interesting historical site
Dec 2020 • Couples
I love ruins and was quite surprised to discover these were relatively young ones! The site was only built in 1905 (with additions over the next 10-odd years) but it seemed like a much older site.

It’s been well set up as a site of interest with signage all around explaining the construction and use of the facility during its time. There’s also some history of union activity and immigrant labour.

It’d be a nice spot on a sunny day to come for a picnic, with public toilets and several benches scattered around.
Written January 1, 2021
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Tony W
Sydney, Australia3,956 contributions
Infrastructure upgrade is fantastic
Aug 2020 • Family
The last time we were here the area was just a park with some derelict buildings scattered around. What a difference a few years make. Whoever is responsible for the upgrade to the area is to be congratulated, it is fantastic. Well marked and signage explaining everything is strategically placed around the area and there is plenty of parking as well as toilet facilities. A great way to preserve a piece of our early industrial history and make it more accessible to the public.
Written August 29, 2020
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T6993KXdavidm
Bathurst, Australia751 contributions
Interesting
Jun 2020
Well presented history of the Blast Furnace workings in Lithgow
Ideal spot to stretch our legs and have a picnic
Will be back
Written July 11, 2020
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Tamsin H
Sydney, Australia390 contributions
Interesting landmark
Oct 2019
Well presented information, excellent pathways and very interesting history. An excellent way to spend and hour or so learning a bit of history of the Lithgow area. A great place for a picnic too - good benches with tables under shade
Written January 29, 2020
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whiteshadow646
Wollongong, Australia10 contributions
Definitely worth a visit
Jan 2020
I'm a 44 yr old born and bred Illawarra boy growing up only 20km from the Port Kembla Steel works. This is definitely worth a visit. Numerous information plaques along the way to explain how things worked and what was once there. Would have been a thriving town at that time. Next to the car park is the most modern automatic toilet block which is ironic, covered on the outside with photos of once was. GIve yourself 1.5 hrs to take your time and absorb yesteryear. Really enjoyed it. Definitely wear shoes.
Written January 18, 2020
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seadog42
5 contributions
interesting place to check out
Nov 2019
This site has been ugraded with new walkways, information on the site. easy access to wander around.
Written December 6, 2019
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kerpies
Perth, Australia30 contributions
Excellent free tourist site ....
Nov 2019
The site has many interactive signs .... very interesting. Very tidy and no graffiti. Nearby is a walking path around a wetland area.
Written November 12, 2019
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Gene R J
Silver Spring, MD5,500 contributions
Historical site in small industrial town of 22,000.
Oct 2019
We stopped at this coal mining town near the end of our 180 mile drive from Cessnock to Katoomba.
After visiting the Blue Mountain Botanical Garden, this historical site was just 24 miles farther and important as the site of Australia's first commercially viable steel mill. It ran from 1875-1882 and was then replaced by a new design in 1913 which operated until 1928 before succumbing to freight costs with the operation moved to the coast.
These ruins along with the signposted information helped us understand the struggles people had to make a living in times past.
Written October 4, 2019
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