Our trip to Newnes ended with the Ruins walk through the former Shale Oil Works. Once we walked through the main gate, we started spotting old bits and pieces laying around on the ground. As we got further along the track we could see the ruins getting larger and larger and more and more interesting. The walk took about two and a half hours (including lunch stop and taking plenty of photos) and was physically easy.. The track was very well marked out with signposts the whole way, which was very helpful! It was amazing to see the deteriorated buildings and what is left of a once vast industry.
|Map of the area including the walking track.|
|Two shots of what remains of the Coke Ovens.|
|Two shots of what remains of the Paraffin Sheds|
|The Big Wall|
|A Lace Monitor in the rear of the Naptha Plant|
|A Brushtail Possum watching us as we walk by.|
|The Naptha Plant|
|This my favourite picture of the walk. The stairs which look to be in the|
middle of nowhere just look really interesting.
|The final shot was our last look back at the at the Wolgan Valley|
Till next time