Protecting Wilderness and National Parks

A spring day in the Gardens

Banner event, Sunday November 26th 11am to 2.30pm

top of the hill, State Mine Gully Road, via Lithgow, in Newnes State Forest

Join us to raise awareness for the Gardens of Stone reserve proposal. Put this date in your diary. Bring your friends and family to this important event. Discover another spectacular pagoda-studded location! Participate and enjoy -

  • Welcome to Country - respect People and Country
  • Music and song - celebrate and defend Country
  • A really Big Banner Event - Protect Gardens of Stone
  • People Pagoda Landscape - be part of a photographic spectacle 

Your presence will support a 39,000 hectare Gardens of Stone reserve proposal that seeks to facilitate a transition for the Lithgow region.

Map to find the Banner Event Site. The banner event site can be accessed from Lithgow by conventional car and there is adequate parking.

Please register, so organisers may measure support and response

Now is the time to make a change, as the 100 significant heritage values of Gardens of Stone region can’t wait for further degradation. Existing coal mining needs to make way for a sustainable, lower impact, local economy based on tourism.

An interurban train from Central Station departs at 8.18am and arrives in Lithgow at 11.10am where you will be picked up and transported to the event. These times were correct when printed and no track work was planned, however we encourage you to check details prior to travel: ph: 131500 or

There are NO facilities on-site, so please bring everything you need – a litre of drinking water, food, sun protection, hat, rain jacket, sturdy shoes and camera. There is mobile phone coverage.

Call for volunteers

Volunteers are needed for parking and event marshalls on the day, raffle ticket sales, painting small banners, climbers, placard makers and more. 

We particularly need people and cars to volunteer for the vehicle shuttle service from Lithgow Station to the site and back – a distance of about six kilometres, mostly on sealed roads.

Contact Keith by email on or phone 9261 2400 and mobile 0412 791 404 if you can help.

Map of the Gardens of Stone region

The Gardens of Stone Visitors Map can be purchased from the Colong on-line shop for $10.

This is your chance to be part of a simple but effective demonstration to highlight the importance of this reserve proposal.

Please note all are welcome to attend. You are responsible for your own travel arrangements and all other needs. Participation in all activities is at the participants own risk.

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