Rich with heritage and natural attractions, Mount Victoria was once an important staging post for horse-drawn coaches crossing the Blue Mountains. Situated near the western slope to Lithgow, this classic town retains vivid reminders of its fascinating past, making it a popular base to explore museums and walks.
Take a historic tour through the village and explore buildings dating back to the mid 19th century, including the historic Imperial Hotel, St Peter's Church of England, The Manor House and Toll Keepers Cottage. It was here that a toll was originally charged to travellers crossing the Blue Mountains.
The Mount Victoria and District Historical Society Museum has an amazing collection of Australiana, going back to the days of explorers and convicts. With agricultural artefacts, natural history exhibits, early photographic exhibits and furniture, this museum tells a fascinating story of life in the Blue Mountains.
From Mount Victoria, Mount Piddington Road takes you to a summit lookout with incredible views over the Kanimbla Valley. From here bushwalking tracks take you to Hornes Point and the Fairy Bower reserve. On the slopes of Mount Piddington you will find Coxs Leap and Bushranger Cave.
Based in Mount Victoria, Wilderness Adventures offers unique fishing and bushwalking experiences in the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. They also offer canyoning, camping and abseiling adventures. Tours include equipment, food and friendly guides.
From Mount Victoria the Darling Causeway turns north to join Bells Line of Road, an alternative route to Sydney. Visit the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah, home to diverse flora, from rhododendrons of the Himalayas to giant lobelias of Mount Kenya. Near Bells Line of Road you will also find the historic village of Mount Wilson.