Mount Victoria Accommodation, Hotels, Tours & Information

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.

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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

Wild Meadows Garden

A new garden with a different look. There was no garden here five years ago, just paddocks. Wild Meadows Garden was designed in a naturalistic way with floral meadows and woodlands to complement each other, hence the name 'Wild Meadows'. Skilfully planned, the plantings of trees, shrubs, herbaceous perennials, bulbs and grasses display seasonal change from spring subtle greens to summer riots of colour, autumn berries and leaves to winter russets and structure. There are many unusual plants that will excite any garden enthusiast.

Open Days:
November 2015 Saturday 28 to Sunday 29, 9am - 3pm
January 2016 Saturday 16, 9am - 3pm
February 2016 Saturday 20, 9am - 3pm
March 2016 Saturday 26, 9am - 3pm
April 2016 Saturday 16, 9am - 3pm
May 2016 Saturday 21, 9am - 3pm
June 2016 Saturday 25, 10am - 2pm

243a Cox's River Road
Little Hartley, NSW, 2790

Located 4.2K 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

These Gardens attract thousands of visitors each year who come to see rhododendrons, azaleas, maples and other exotic plants thriving under a canopy of tall eucalypts and other native plants.

A popular feature of the Gardens is the lake developed in the creek flowing through its middle. Another delight to visitors is the abundant birdlife-blue wrens, yellow robins, bowerbirds and many others.

Numerous graded paths, many seats and two shelter sheds are provided for. A viewing platform was recently built near the Lodge for a grand view over the gardens below.

The gardens are a public garden not a commercial business. They are maintained by a happy band of volunteers who love to work in them. To help pay for maintenance, a gold coin donation is required on entering. From the end of September until early November all the rhododendrons, azaleas, bulbs, flowering cherry trees and many other exotic plants put on a brilliant display of colour beneath the towering eucalyptus trees. This period is known as our Spring Open Days when the Lodge is open for visitors who wish to enjoy delicious devonshire teas.

The Gardens are a place of beauty and serenity where one can relax and meditate.

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

Mount Victoria: Events

The Blackheath Art Society June Long Weekend Exhibition

The Blackheath Art Society holds three annual exhibitions which continue to attract critical acclaim and wide audience appreciation.

A wide range of work from figurative to abstract, and landscapes to portraits will appeal to a wide variety of tastes.

The June Long Weekend Exhibition is a show is open to members and non-members to exhibit, and the public are encouraged to visit and enjoy the works. First prize is AUD750. Many members are professional artists and the standards of the exhibition are very high, at very reasonable prices. The art works on display at this exhibition are for sale.

You can see the last exhibition's winners on the web site.

Event Dates
      10th Jun
      11th Jun
      12th Jun
      13th Jun

139A Station Street
Blackheath, NSW, 2785

Located 5.8K from Mount Victoria

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.

Time: 8am to 12noon.

Closed January. A Twilight Market will be held on 23 December 2015 from 4pm to 8pm.

Event Dates
      13th Dec
      23rd Dec
      14th Feb
      13th Mar
      10th Apr
      8th May
      12th Jun
      10th Jul
      14th Aug
      11th Sep
      9th Oct
      13th Nov
      11th Dec

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

Located 5.9K from Mount Victoria

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