An easy to reach trig station just south of Lithgow, Padleys Pedestal Trig is in a great condition. Constructed on 1st January 1932 by the Royal Australian Survey Corps, and named after James McMillian Padley (1851-1918), the trig station consists of a metal vane on a concrete post.
The trig station is located at Padleys Lookout, at the southern point of Hassans Walls.
There are sweeping views over the western edge of the Blue Mountains and Kanangra Walls from Hassans Walls, which is the highest lookout in the Blue Mountains.
Getting to Padleys Pedestal Trig
Hassans Walls and Padleys Pedestal Trig are about 5km (10min) south of Lithgow in the Blue Mountains. Part of the route (along Hassans Walls Road) is unsealed, but suitable for all vehicles. The lookouts are all fenced, and the trails paved or steel walkways.
- Geocaching Australia – Padleys Pedestal
- Bush Explorers Encyclopaedia – Padleys Pedestal Trig Station