Glen Davis is a tiny settlement situated in the beautiful Capertee Valley. It came into being when the shale oil mining and refining operations at Newnes closed down and moved to Glen Davis in 1938. But as shale oil was ultimately not viable the operation closed down in 1952 leaving the town to slowly disappear.
However there are still some dwellings, a boutique hotel, a camp ground used by walkers keen to explore the nearby Wollemi National Park, the ruins of the old shale oil works (on private land) and a beautiful backdrop of cliffs.
This a great spot to take a day drive or a weekend stay.