Come and explore the historic valley of Joadja, a pocket of national heritage nestled away in the Southern Highlands. Only 25kms west of Mittagong, Joadja town was founded on a shale seam and the Scottish workers brought out to mine it. The mine closed early in the 20th century, and the town was abandoned.
The buildings were left to the elements, and nature has slowly regained its hold on much of the valley. The ruins that remain, however, tell the story of those that lived, worked and perished here.
The mining technology that made the valley so prosperous in its time stands as the last of its kind in the world. Joadja truly is a gem of world heritage significance and an intriguing part of Australia's industrial history.
With fully guided and self-guided tours on offer, Joadja is a great day out for the whole family, so bring everyone and experience it for yourself!