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. Ultra-Trail Australia

    Event dates to be confirmed: May 2019 , Katoomba

    Ultra-Trail Australia is four day running festival incorporating a 100 kilometre, 50 kilometre and 22 kilometre trail run through the world heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park. The UTA start/finish event hub is located at Scenic…

  2. Million Paws Walk - Blue Mountains

    Sunday 19 May 2019 , Katoomba

    Grab your two and four legged friends and join other animal lovers for a fun filled day at the Million Paws Walk. Whether you have pets in your family or not, you're invited to join the pack, walking with tens of thousands of people and…

    19 May
  3. Teddy Bears Day Out

    Sunday 19 May 2019 , Katoomba Area

    Enjoy steam rides at the oldest operating Roundhouse in NSW. Take a 20 minute journey in our very own ‘time machine’ and experience rail travel as it was 100 years ago! Climb aboard locomotives and carriages that help tell the rich story…

    19 May