Mount Victoria

Mount Victoria is a classic town, rich with historic reminders of the time when this was an important staging post for horse-drawn coaches crossing the Blue Mountains. Today it is a popular base for activities and accommodation.

The Mount Victoria and District Historical Society Museum is an amazing collection of Australiana, from the days of explorers and convicts to today. With agricultural implements, natural history exhibits, early photographic equipment, musical instruments and furniture, this museum tells a fascinating story of life in the Blue Mountains over the years.

Mount Victoria - aerial shot - Blue Mountains

The village has a number of historic buildings dating from as far back as the mid 19th century. They include the grand 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.

From Mount Victoria the Darling Causeway turns north to join Bells Line of Road, an alternative route to Sydney. Along this route you will find Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah, sprawling over 28 hectares. Some 500-plus species are grouped according to geographical origin, from rhododendrons of the Himalayas to the giant lobelias of Mount Kenya and South African proteas.

Blue Mountains Botanic Garden - Mount Tomah

Just off Bells Line of Road, the gorgeous village of Mount Wilson was established over a century ago as a summer retreat for wealthy Sydney families. The village’s avenues planted with elms, beeches, and plane trees that give the town a distinct European flavour. Several gardens are open during spring and autumn garden festivals, some virtually all year round.

From Mount Victoria, Mount Piddington Road takes you to a summit lookout with incredible views over the Kanimbla Valley. From here several bushwalking tracks unspool 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.

THINGS TO DO AND PLACES TO STAY

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  1. Wollemi Artisan Market

    Saturday 23 June 2018 , Katoomba

    Join the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre for the Wollemi Artisan Market Winter Edition for live music, gourmet food and stalls from local designers, artists and makers. The markets will showcase a range of hand crafted gifts, homewares, pr…

    23 Jun
  2. Blue Mountains Radio Players

    Sunday 24 June 2018 to Sunday 25 November 2018 , Katoomba

    Come along and enjoy Radio Plays with the Blue Mountains Radio Players. Performances are before a live audience, using mainly scripts transcribed from original performances of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. The repertoire includes plays from…

    24 Jun - 25 Nov
  3. Yulefest in the Blue Mountains

    Sunday 24 June 2018 to Friday 31 August 2018 , Katoomba

    The magical winter time (June, July and August) is Yulefest in the Blue Mountains where many venues offer traditional Xmas style celebrations. While cold winds blow and the occasional snow falls, experience warm 'Mountains' hospitality, log…

    24 Jun - 31 Aug
  4. Out of Bounds

    Sunday 24 June 2018 to Sunday 01 July 2018 , Katoomba

    Out of Bounds, featuring Rachel Peachey and Paul Mosig, Heidi Axelsen and Hugo Moline, Hannah Bath, Chris Carmody and Nick McKinlay uses play and field studies as creative research tools to look at how the built environment effects the way …

    24 Jun - 01 Jul