Middle Head Ruins

Middle Head Ruins

A ruined restroom at Sydney’s Middle Head


Newnes: a ghost town

About an hours drive north of Lithgow in the Wolgan Valley lies an old mining town called Newnes. Not much remains today aside from the ruins of the oil refinery which was abandoned nearly a century ago. The hotel still stands (although it hasn’t held a liquor license since the 80’s), plus there a few holiday cabins and a camping ground. It’s a true country NSW ghost town.

Newnes Hotel

The Newnes Hotel

Newnes Toilet 1

The Newnes Hotel Toilet

Newnes Toilet 2

The colourful entrance to the mens at the Newnes Hotel

Newnes Ruins

The abandoned ruins of the Newnes oil refinery