Hey Punters, We organised a Sydney based All Syncro Off-Road weekend getaway this Long Weekend. Anyway, Paul Nevin and I managed to find Newnes Ruins Camping area late on Friday night when I say late it was between 7:00pm and 7:30pm but very dark. Both of us decided to head towards the glow worm tunnel first (Paul actually got there and had a brief view before helping a bloke get his horse out of a creek near the tunnel entry), mine was because my GPS had a melt down. Anyway we both ended up doing the "Blackfellows Hand Trail" in complete darkness with Paul only having low-beam headlights and my high beam working but my spotties not. Anyway, it was fairly rough in the last third with a few wrong turns and back tracking yet we both managed to find Newnes and get ready for camping with a small pathetic fire. Next day we took the walking trail through the amazing ruins of the shale oil project and on our return we met up with Michael and Tina who took as to some Aboriginal hand paintings on this amazing overhanging rock face (our version of the wave rock). We then parted ways and Paul and I did the Blackfellows Hand trail in daylight before a side track down to the "lost City" which is a natural rock formation. To get to the Lost City we had to drive down probably the worst track I have ever driven on with loads of deep water filled holes and other deep rutted holes. Loads of fun but scary in places. We decided to camp half way back along the trail as the nearby camp sites were full of nutty dirt bike riders or other campers. Today we went back to the glow worm tunnel early, drove through a rock tunnel, parked in the car-park with only 1 other car, then walked out to the glow worm tunnel and then along the old railway line through a rainforest lined creek to a lookout. By the time we returned, the car park was full of about 50 vehicles with at least 2 people per car. A bit of a careful drive out before we parted ways - Paul heading up the Putty Road for another bush camp before heading home and I went to Lithgow for some much needed fuel. Overall a great weekend. Here are a couple of photos.