Once home to an expansive shale mine and township during the late 19th century. Today, you can tour the settlement and see the ruins of a long lost village with its shale retorts, miners cottages, School of Arts, refinery area and cemetery. The mining technology that remains in the valley is of national heritage significance, being the only model of its type left in the world. Joadja Creek, which cuts through the valley, is a beautiful spring-fed waterway that never runs dry. It is the life source of the diverse flora and fauna that has reclaimed this once busy industrial site.