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ABOUT: Newnes is at the end of the Wolgan Road and alongside the River Wolgan. It’s hub is the old Newnes Hotel (which is now a museum, small kiosk & rental cabins) & a few campsites and some interesting ruins. All photographically interesting a worth spending a couple of hours getting some unique Australiana & historical shots.

PHOTO EQUIPMENT TO BRING: Best under some cloud cover and most shots can be handheld as the vertical cliffs around mean you don’t need to use a tripod. Bring ultra wides and even a macro lens for details on the old mining equipment & buildings.

GETTING TO THE SPOT/S: Pick up the Wolgan Road at Lidsdale and follow it for about 25km until you can go no further, that is Newnes. Lots of photo opps enroute of the river & cliff faces.