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Joadja is our home first and foremost. We just happen to have a national heritage site in our backyard! We feel it would be a crime to lock Joadja up for another 100 years and let it crumble under our feet. So we have partnered with others to carry on with the conservation and some restoration of structures and items on site to ensure generations in the future can witness the struggles and triumphs of the thousands of Scottish miners brought out to help exploit the rich kerosene shale locked in Joadja Creek. We want you to come and visit this magic property. But we need your help. Unfortunately, tours of Joadja are simply not financially viable, so we can't open to the general public every day. We have listed a few days (below) per year where you can come and visit this magical and mysterious valley. We strongly recommend that you phone us on the morning of the listed open day to ensure access is safe (from bushfires and floods). Private and Group Bookings can also be made but minimum numbers and conditions apply.


Don't forget we also have a Distillery on site and have tours available also. For more information about Distillery progress and tours please follow the link below:



(Fully guided 110 minute tour of the historic site)

We're back!!!!

Fully guided tours of the Joadja Historic Site will re-commence this spring.

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This is a 90 minute, fully guided tour of the ruins on our purpose-built people movers. After the tour you will also be able to do a fully guided tour of the Joadja Distillery including tastings at no extra charge 

Joadja Creek Café

CLOSED until further notice due to extensive flood damage 

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"open days" at Joadja

(Note: No self-guided tours of the site permitted due to Local Government Regulations). Only fully guided tours during open days.

Heritage tours:  Bookings essential $35.00 per person (children under 16Y/O  $19)

These fully guided tours run for approx. 90 minutes and are conducted on our purpose-built people movers (trailers). We visit over 10 ruins/sites and we get off the people movers to get up close and personal with the abandoned structures. The tour guide will take you on a fascinating historical tour of this hidden valley, full of mystery, intrigue and drama. 

Distillery Tour:  FREE OF CHARGE


For more information about our Distillery tours, please see our Joadja Distillery website

KIOSK: CLOSED due to COVID 19 The Joadja Café will be open during our regular "Open Days" with a variety of lunch options to suit all tastes and budget. The Café is licensed.

Please note, Joadja Town and Distillery is only accessible during Open Days or by private appointment. Private groups are welcome by appointment, please contact us for terms and conditions. Access to town only during tour for legal, health and safety reasons.


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We are 90  minutes from Sydney, 2 hours from Canberra and 25 minutes from Mittagong.

From Sydney:

• Take the M5 Mortorway heading south. Turn left at the Bowral/Mitagong exit.
• At Mittagong, follow the signs towards Wombeyan Caves.
• Turn right at Wombeyan Caves turn off, and follow it through until you reach the signs to Joadja Road.
• Follow Joadja Road for about 11 kms to the very end. Turn right over the cattle grid onto a dirt road.
• Follow the dirt and tar road for about 6 kms to the end where you will find the entrance to Joadja Town.

From Canberra:

• Take the Mittagong exit from the Freeway and turn left onto the Old Hume Highway. 
• Turn right onto Wombeyan Caves Road.
• Follow Wombeyan Caves Road for about 5kms to the first intersection and turn left onto Handleys Lane. Follow the lane to the end and turn right onto Joadja Road.
• Follow Joadja Road for about 11 kms to the very end. Turn right over the cattle grid onto a dirt road.
• Follow the dirt and tar road for about 6 kms to the end where you will find the entrance to Joadja Town.



Or type our Latitude and Longitude coordinates into your Sat Nav to be sure:



    Contact Us   

Address:1760 Joadja Road, JOADJA, NSW, 2575


Tel: (02) 4878 5129

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