THE NEWNES KIOSK

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THE NEWNES KIOSK
An information kiosk operates at Newnes, officially on weekends only, but it may be open at other times.
It operates from what was the bar of the now delicensed "Newnes Hotel".
Newnes Hotel Proprietor: Allan Watson
Postal Address: PO Box 126, Wallerawang, NSW, 2845
Phone (sorry, no fax): (02) 6355-7355
(Phone is redirected to an answering machine when kiosk unattended.)
Email Address: newnes[at]tpg.com.au
Operates: Saturdays, Sundays and Long Weekends.
(Sometimes open on other days and at other times on an ad-hoc basis)
Hours: Open at about 10.30am Sundays; at about 9.30am other days
Close at about 5.00pm most days (at about 6.00pm during daylight saving)
Closed on Good Friday and Christmas Day
The Newnes Kiosk is an activity of Allan Watson's "Newnes Services" - ABN: 85 873 513 317
Please do not loiter about the kiosk area when the kiosk is closed.

The Newnes Kiosk sells the following items:
• Information brochures, books, maps and souvenirs.
• A limited range of soft drinks, ice creams, confectionery and campers food items.

Accommodation is now available at Newnes:
Ring (02) 6355-1247 for bookings. For full details, see: "www.lisp.com.au/~newnes/" - "Newnes Hotel Historic Wilderness Retreat".
Please note that "Newnes Hotel Historic Wilderness Retreat" (Newnes accommodation) is a separate business to the kiosk.

The following items are NOT stocked at Newnes:
Beer and other liquor The old Newnes Hotel was de-licensed in 1988.
The nearest hotels are located at Wallerawang and Lithgow.
Petrol, party-ice, bread and newspapers. Closest places where most of these items can be obtained are service stations at:
Lidsdale (34km, opposite power station). "United" fuel. Open 8.00pm, 7 days a week.
Wallerawang (36km, turn right at power station). "Shell" fuel. Open until 8.00pm, 7 days a week.
Meals and take-away food. Day trippers should remember to BRING YOUR LUNCH WITH YOU!
Nearest "eateries" are located at Wallerawang and Lithgow.
Please note that kiosk sales are cash only. There are no facilities for handling EFPOS or Credit Card transactions at Newnes.
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Some Publications that are currently sold at the kiosk:
Would you please note that, except for the Newnes DVD, the following items are only available to personal callers only, as we do not handle mail orders at this stage. We do not have EFPOS nor do we accept credit cards. We have an ABN (#85 873 513 317), but due to low turnover, we do not have to register for GST.
PUBLICATIONS SPECIFIC TO NEWNES AND THE WOLGAN VALLEY PUBLICATIONS ON OTHER OIL-SHALE AREAS PUBLICATIONS OF MORE GENERAL INTEREST THAT INCLUDE THE NEWNES AREA MAPS
  • CMA Topo Maps - $9.50 ea
    Second editions now available. They show all the contour lines and now most of the tracks. These new editions have an air photo of the map area on the back.
    "Ben Bullen" covers Hotel area, Glow-worm tunnel and westerly;
    "Mount Morgan" covers old shale works site, Glen Davis and east past Annie Rowan Creek;
    "Cullen Bullen" covers area to south of the Ben Bullen map.
  • Wollemi National Park Map - $9.95
    Published by Hema Maps, it now comes with a map of Barrington Tops National Park on the other side. The Wollemi NP side includes Gardens of Stone and Yengo National Parks. Shows most of the roads and tracks around the park and is useful for 4WD-ing in these areas. There is only limited topographic detail, but it does have a good key to the 1:25,000 maps of the area. (NB: Only the 1:25,000 maps have sufficient detail for off-track bushwalking.)
  • Central West Forest Map - $9.85
    Another map for the 4WD driver. This map only just includes Newnes, but it shows ALL of the forestry roads south and west of the Wolgan Valley. Most of these forestry roads are not shown on other maps.
Certain other books relevant to Newnes are sometimes in stock. Come in and see what surprises we might have.
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  Links to the information pages on this web site:
NEWNES BASICS GETTING TO NEWNES OIL-SHALE RUINS GLOW-WORM TUNNEL OTHER WALKS OTHER PLACES
NEWNES KIOSK CAMPING & ACCOM. TOURS TO NEWNES ABOUT US OTHER WEB-SITES CURRENT CONDITIONS
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This page last updated: 17Apr2013