Wallerawang or Wang as it is commonly referred to by locals, is located approximately 14km north west of Lithgow. The landscape of Wallerawang is dominated by the Power Station and dams that have been built in the area to provide water to them. Wallerawang Power Station ceased work in March of 2014.
In 1860 the first school opened. It was located opposite the Old Wallerawang Power Station on Main Street. In 1882 the school relocated closer to the township. It remained in this location until 1995 when it was closed and sold and is now better known as Black Gold Country Cabins.