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.

Nearby events

  1. Collectors Edition: Fundraising Art Exhibition

    Thursday 22 March 2018 to Sunday 08 April 2018 , Katoomba

    Now in its fourth year, this fundraiser exhibition supports the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre’s Collection Acquisition Fund. Over 80 original artworks by prominent artists will be for sale through silent auction. Take this opportunity to …

    22 Mar - 08 Apr
  2. Free Volunteer Guided Garden Walks

    Thursday 22 March 2018 to Thursday 29 March 2018 , Katoomba Area

    Take a walk with one of their Volunteer Guides to learn about the fascinating history of the Garden and see what's looking good. Tours leave most days at 11.30am - see times at the Visitors Centre or call to see if there is a tour on the da…

    22 Mar - 29 Mar
  3. Autumn Adventure Quest: Aboriginal Adventure

    Thursday 22 March 2018 to Thursday 31 May 2018 , Katoomba Area

    Go on a walkabout through the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden – can you find the five adventure stops? Find out how Aboriginal people use plants for food, shelter, medicine and more. Look and listen to spot the birds and animals living in the…

    22 Mar - 31 May