Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

Hartley, NSW

When Blaxland, Lawson and Wentworth crossed the Blue Mountains in 1813 they found the grazing land they sought in what is now known as the Hartley Valley. Governor Macquarie named this fertile valley the ‘Vale of Clwyd’ after a valley of the same name in Wales. The Hartley Valley remains basically a picturesque rural area, narrowly missed by the Great Western Highway. Many lovely grand houses have been restored and you can view the local history display and listen to the audio visual presentations in some. Houses open for inspection includes the post office (1846), street. Bernard’s Church (1842), court house (1837) and Shamrock Inn Cottage (1841). Irvine for one month each year.


Nearest Airport: Sydney or Bathurst

Hartley Map

About Hartley

  • Locality: Rural locality
  • Hartley Postcode: 2790
  • State: New South Wales
  • Region: Blue Mountains
  • Latitude: -33.54848
  • Longitude: 150.15459
  • Elevation: 701m
  • Population: 409
  • Median Income: $38740
  • Area (Sq/km): 77.33
  • Timezone: Australia/Sydney

Explore The Outback

Australia has a vast remote interior, much of it largely untouched. By night, the outback is deathly quiet, with the only light provided by the stars and the moon - a perfect oportunity for stargazing. Explore the isolated heart of the country, meet and connect with Aboriginal people and experience one of the oldest living cultures in the world. Go ‘walk-about’ and immerse yourself with Australia’s endless outback horizons.

Outback Experiences

Luxe Accommodation

Enjoy a distinctly Australian luxury experience, such as the unforgettable reefs, islands, beaches and coast; rugged mountain ranges, rainforests and vast national parks; and the many vibrant food and wine regions. Take a once in a lifetime adventure and discover the sheer indulgence of experiencing the wonders of Australia in style and stay in total luxury.

Australia has wide variety of accommodation options to suit most budgets and travelling preferences. Choose from luxury lodges, boutique hotels, serviced apartments, motels, bed and breakfasts, caravan parks as well as youth and backpacker hostels.


Glasshouse Mountains

The Glasshouse Mountains in the hinterland of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast are actually the cores of 20 million year old volcanoes. The sides of the volcanoes have eroded away leaving only the hardened rock spiremountain cores we see today. Learn more about this awe-inspiring landscape.

Glasshouse Mountains