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Mount Victoria

Mount Victoria is in the westernmost township of the Blue Mountains and is the highest above sea level. Many of the village's buildings are heritage listed, with the village retaining much of its 19th century charm. Some of these historic buildings are now refined accommodation properties, perfect for a weekend stay.

Mount Vic, as the locals call it, offers a variety of bushwalking and rock climbing opportunities, including the historic early roads down the escarpment from Mount York.

The Local History Museum is housed in 16 rooms including the old Refreshment Rooms at Mount Victoria Railway Station. There are sixteen rooms of exhibits on two floors in the heritage listed sandstone building, circa 1884. Opening hours are weekends, public and school holidays from 12 noon to 3pm.

Mount Victoria: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Mount Victoria and District Historical Society Museum


The Mount Victoria and District Historical Society museum has in its sixteen rooms an amazing collection of Australiana, spanning the era from the early explorers and convicts to more recent times.

There are examples of early farming tools and dairy utensils, natural history, laundry and kitchenware, the local mining industry, early photographic equipment and musical instruments. Furniture and furnishings are also on view, The Railway Refreshment Room tableware is on display, as well as a schoolroom and clothing from the 19th century.

Local history publications and souvenirs are available for purchase. The grand 1858 sandstone railway station (still in use), in which the collection is housed, is in itself worth a visit, as a reminder of the days of steam train travel.

There is something of interest for everyone.




Mount Victoria Railway Station
Mount Victoria, NSW, 2786

Located 0.6K from Mount Victoria

Mitchells Ridge Lookout


Mitchells Ridge Lookout is an historic lookout and rest area, named after Sir Thomas Mitchell who supervised the building of the Pass by convict labour in 1832. An obelisk at the lookout commemorates the opening of Victoria Pass in 1832. The Pass is one of the oldest and most significant engineered works in Australia still in use today. From the western end of the lookout there is a good view of the convict hewn and built sandstone rampart across the Pass.




Great Western Highway
Mount Victoria, NSW, 2786

Located 1.3K from Mount Victoria

Mount Piddington Lookout


Mount Piddington is a mountain in the Blue Mountains village of Mount Victoria. It has a lookout, restrooms and a picnic area at its summit, surrounded by a loop road, Mount Piddington Road, which runs from the summit to Mount Victoria village. It is also the starting point of several bushwalking tracks that descend to the cliffs of Hornes Point and the Fairy Bower reserve. Notable sites on the slopes of Mount Piddington include Coxs Leap and Bushranger Cave.

Views of the Kanimbla Valley are possible from the lookout, although trees are present and it is not entirely clear. The mountain is mostly covered in bushland of the Eucalypt variety and adjoins One Tree Hill (1,111 metres) the highest point in the Blue Mountains Plateau.




Mount Piddington Road
Mount Victoria, NSW, 2786

Located 1.4K from Mount Victoria

The Lolly Bug


Visitors are spoilt for choice at The Lolly Bug in Little Hartley with over 1500 varieties of lollies from all over the world. They have a large range of English and American sweets, Aussie and New Zealand favourites, Dutch licorice, Australian rock candy, chocolate coated goodies, lollipops and novelty items.

The colourful gift range is fun and quirky and they have a large selection of gourmet goodies - local jams, honey and relishes and some of the hottest chilli sauces in the world. Situated between Katoomba and Lithgow - look for the colourful VW bugs out the front.




2297 Great Western Highway
Little Hartley, NSW, 2790

Located 4.5K from Mount Victoria

Mount York


Mount York, 7.5 kilometres from Mount Victoria is a natural site that at 1061 metres has commanding views over the western plains, many layers of Aboriginal and European heritage, several convict built roads (now walking tracks) and remnants of the old convict built roads (1823-1829) can still be seen.

Monuments at the site demonstrate a change in architectural style and social means of commemorating historic events such as the first European crossing of the Blue Mountains, May 1813 by Blaxland, Lawson and Wentworth, survey of the first road by George Evans, November 1813 and building of the first road, Cox's Road, in 1814. Further along Mount York Road is historic convict built Lawson's Long Alley and Lockyers Line of Road; Berghoffers Pass and Bardens Lookout.

Mount York is traditionally the land of the Gundungurra and Darug Aboriginal people and today is popular for bushwalking, abseiling, mountains biking and rock climbing.




Mount York Road
Mount York, NSW, 2786

Located 4.9K from Mount Victoria

Campbell Rhododendron Gardens


The Campbell Rhododendron Gardens at Blackheath, about 120 kilometres west of Sydney, cover an area of 18.3 hectares (45 acres) and comprise both exotic plantings of rhododendrons, azaleas, maples and other deciduous trees and pristine native bushland. They are a place for the enjoyment of nature's beauty and exuberance in her diversity.

Open all year round, the gardens are at their spectacular best in October and early November and also in April for the autumn colours.

Allow at least an hour to stroll along the easy walking tracks of these lovely gardens. Take your picnic basket and rug down to the valley on a fine day and enjoy what is a gem of the Blue Mountains with family and friends.

The Lodge Tea Rooms are open from the end of September till the beginning of November for the best "Devonshire" Teas in the Blue Mountains!

Come along for a walk through the wonderful colour displays, take photos from the lakeside lookout to capture the stunning reflections in the lake and appreciate the beautiful view from an accessible lookout.

The Gardens, with parking available, are situated near the Great Western Highway and within walking distance from Blackheath railway station.




Bacchante Street
Blackheath, NSW, 2785

Located 5.5K from Mount Victoria

Centennial Glen


Just one kilometre west of Blackheath, Centennial Glen is a cool Glen with small waterfalls, ferns and impressive sandstone overhangs and provides excellent views of Kanimbla Valley. The Glen is also a popular site for rock climbers. The Centennial Glen/Porters Pass circuit walk takes about three hours, and has some steep sections and can be damp underfoot so care should be taken.




End of Bundarra Street and follow the dirt road west
Blackheath, NSW, 2785

Located 5.8K from Mount Victoria

Hat Hill Gallery


The Hat Hill Gallery is a commercial fine art gallery located in an original 1920s printing factory in Blackheath in the Blue Mountains, 120 kilometres west of Sydney.

Presenting fine contemporary art created by artists of the Blue Mountains region and beyond. Artists include Jenny Kee, Cate Dudley, Andrew Ireland and Viken Minassian.




3 Hat Hill Road
Blackheath, NSW, 2785

Located 5.9K from Mount Victoria

Mount Victoria: Events

Blackheath Growers Market


Smell, buy and taste wonderful regional food at the Blackheath Growers Market. Meet the growers and producers of a fantastic array of foods.

It is run between the hours of 8am and 12noon on the second Sunday of each month from February to December. (Closed January)


Event Dates
2017
      12th Mar
      9th Apr
      14th May
      11th Jun
      9th Jul
      13th Aug
      10th Sep
      8th Oct
      12th Nov
      10th Dec


Blackheath Community Centre,
Corner of Gardiner Crescent and Great Western Highway
Blackheath, NSW, 2785

Located 5.9K from Mount Victoria

Blackheath Choir Festival


The Blackheath Choir Festival is always held over the last weekend in August. In 2016, the festival is back. The choirs will perform individually, between them singing ancient, modern, classical, folk, pop, comedy, opera, jazz, cabaret, traditional, chamber, gospel, world music and original compositions. See the web site for more details.

'The friendliest choir festival in the world' is not a competition - it's all about the music!






Gardiner Crescent,
Corner of Great Western Highway
Blackheath, NSW, 2785

Located 5.9K from Mount Victoria

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