Walking with a friend who really knows the area will enrich your journey immensely, giving you a deeper understanding of the landscape, history and wildlife that surrounds you.

The Wolgan Valley is our home. We live here, and the places we will take you to are our own backyard.

Whether you are a beginner looking for an easy introductory walk, or you are more experienced and after a more challenging hike, there is something for everyone at Wolgan Valley Eco Tours. From wildlife encounters on the Wollemi Twilight Wildlife Tour to the illuminating wonder of the Glow Worm Tunnel Hike, or the historic ruins of the Newnes Shale Oil Refinery contrasting with Wolgan Valley’s most iconic landmark: Donkey Mountain. 

Our guided walks and hikes offer a unique and authentic way to experience World Heritage Wolgan Valley. So lace up your hiking boots, grab your day pack and join us on an adventure into the majestic and unforgettable Wolgan Valley.

By the time your walk ends, we will all be friends in our fascination with this incredible country.

  • Duration: 3 hours

    Join our local expert guide on this small-group birding tour and discover the unique bird species of the Greater Lithgow region.

    Marvel at the majesty of a soaring Wedge-tailed Eagle or be captivated by the enchanting musical call of the Superb Lyrebird.

  • Duration: 2 hours

    Get wild with the night owls as we explore the world of the Wollemi’s nocturnal wildlife.

    Readied with spotlights designed especially for use with native wildlife, guests can spotlight for Red-necked Wallaby and the Southern Boobook Owl or become involved in one of our regular citizen science projects surveying Wollemi’s truly unique and diverse wildlife such as the iconic Bare-nosed Wombat.

  • Duration: 4 hours

    Take a fully guided journey through the historic ruins of one of Australia’s largest shale oil production schemes – the Newnes Shale Oil Refinery and the historic Blue Mountains village of Newnes.

  • Duration: 5 hours

    This is NOT your regular Glow Worm Tunnel Tour! Our tour leaves from the spectacular Wolgan Valley, rather than the busy Newnes Plateau Discovery Trail via Lithgow.

  • Duration: full day

    Gaining his first glimpse of the Wolgan Valley in 1823, colonial Assistant Surveyor Robert Hoddle beautifully described one of Wolgan Valley’s most iconic landmarks, Donkey Mountain, as “singular and romantic, and had the appearance of a castle and town in ruins”.