Built in 1906, the refinery was an ambitious undertaking by the British based Commonwealth Oil Corporation to exploit the Wolgan Valley’s vast shale reserves. The use of 19th century technology and the importation of lower priced crude oil into Australia finally closed the works in 1932.
All that remains of this once prosperous industry and thriving community are the industrial ruins and building foundations dispersed across the historically significant landscape.
Join cultural historian and local guide Kristie Kearney on this half day walking tour exploring the fascinating history of
this once thriving shale oil industry. The walking tour takes in the shale oil refinery ruins, the iconic beehive-shaped coking kilns, the remote township of Newnes and the beautiful Wolgan River.
The Newnes Ruins Walking Tour includes a delicious morning tea of locally baked goods, bottled water, park fees and local guide.
- Available for all ages
- Packages start from $80.00pp
- Beginners Welcome
- All Equipment Provided
- All Equipment
- Full Instruction
- Refreshments Available
question_answer Frequently Asked Questions
What is the minimum age for Walking Tours at Newnes?
The minimum age for Walking Tours at Newnes is suitable for all ages.
How long does an Walking Tours session at Newnes last?
The average Walking Tours session at our Newnes centre is 4 hours 20 minutes.
Is Walking Tours Newnes open for bookings during the week?
Absolutely, however Walking Tours is busiest at the weekend - and our Newnes centre is no exception. This means you might need a larger group monday through friday.
Is Walking Tours Newnes open for bookings at weekends?
Walking Tours at Newnes is busiest at the weekends so we'd definitely recommend booking in advance! Obviously, we'll always try to accommodate last minute Walking Tours bookings but once the spots are booked up they are booked up!
How popular is the Walking Tours Newnes center?
Geronigo® aims for all of our Walking Tours locations to be amongst the the best and most popular, our Walking Tours Newnes center is no exception. Book with confidence!
Can I buy a gift voucher for Walking Tours Newnes?
Yes you can buy Walking Tours Newnes gift vouchers either online or over the phone. Geronigo® gift vouchers are valid for 12 months, can be gift wrapped or for a last minute gift idea can be instant email delivered. Remember that any gift experience voucher from Geronigo® including our Walking Tours Newnes vouchers can be used for booking at any of our thousands of Geronigo® adventure locations (for no extra charge!).
Where is Walking Tours Newnes?
The Walking Tours Newnes center is located at the following address. Please note that sometimes our Walking Tours centers are difficult to find, please follow the directions on your booking receipt!
How much is Walking Tours at Newnes?
The average package price of Walking Tours at Newnes $80.00. The lowest price is $80.00 with the most expensive option being $80.00.
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