The unreserved Gardens of Stone is one of the premier regions for bushwalking in NSW. The unique scenery, terrain and variety of walks on offer makes it the perfect area to explore. There are many different walks on offer catering to all levels of experience. Organise a self-guided multi-day walk in the wilderness or enjoy a casual day-walk to take in the rivers, wetlands and pagodas. 

Pantoneys Crown

Lookouts in the Destination Pagoda region offer stunning panoramic views. Located from just outside Lithgow to remote wild areas scenes include hundreds of metres of vertical cliffs and dramatic and rugged landscapes. Take a look at the wild flowers while you are there.

The 5 best spots to take in the views

Lookout over Lithgow

Canyoning is an activity where you explore narrow gorges. The deep, lush valleys and gorges of the Blue Mountains and Lithgow regions provide some of the best canyoning experiences in the world.

There is a huge variety of canyons to explore. Be careful and make sure you are prepared when canyoning; some will need special skills and equipment, others warm clothing, whilst others can be easily walked through.

Nobles Canyon by Joel Robinson

There are many special and unique areas to explore in the Gardens of Stone region, that you won't find anywhere else.

Glow worms Jochen Spencer
Region of outstanding beauty and variety

Only two hours drive from Sydney, the Gardens of Stone offer many family adventures from picnicking and sightseeing to day walks, camping, nature study, exploring industrial ruins, bird-watching, bicycling, photography, drawing and painting. The Visitors Map is full of suggested walks and trips.

Visit and learn about the magnificent Gardens of Stone region on the western side of the Blue Mountains and easily accessible from Sydney or the Central West. The Gardens of Stone Visitors Map shows trails, views and other main attractions.


The Visitors Map is in full colour, 60 by 85 cm in size, and covers the entire Gardens of Stone region at a 1:100,000 scale, making it ideal for planning your next trip to the area.

Well illustrated with colour photos, the reverse side has lots of information on the plants, animals, pagoda rock formations, cliffs as well as the cultural and historic places in the region.


Birds rock at sunset
The beautiful Birds Rock at sunset