About Mt Tomah
Mt Tomah is small village with a unique
character located on the Bells Line of Road between
Berambing and Mt Wilson.
The Blue Mountains were first crossed
by the famous explorers Blaxland, Wentworth and Lawson
in 1813. Prior to this in 1804 George Caley set out
along a different route to attempt to cross the mountains.
George Caley was a plant collector and reached an
area in the Blue Mountains that he named ‘Fern
Tree Hill’ after all the soft ferns located
here. Later this location was renamed ‘Mount
Places to visit
Mt Tomah Botanical Gardens
Mount Tomah hosts
one of the Blue Mountains'
major tourist attractions, the ‘Mount Tomah
Botanic Garden’. The gardens feature more than
5000 cool climate plants within 28 hectares.
As well as the spectacular views and
extensive cool climate plant range, Mt Tomah Botanical
Gardens is now famous for its display of Wollemi
Pines. The prehistoric Wollemi Pine dates back about
150 million years.
Other major features of the gardens
Rock Garden: a series of cascades
Gondwana Walk: shows plant groups
that have evolved in isolation since the ancient
southern super continent of Gondwana began to break
up about 120 million years ago.
Heath and Heather Garden: includes
species from the Northern Hemisphere, Southern
Africa and Australia.
Rhododendron Collection: includes
representatives of all the main varieties including
and a wide variety of hybrids, which flower spectacularly
Formal Garden: inspired by traditional
European garden styles.
The gardens also include an educational
display, restaurant/cafe and garden shop. Guided
tours are available.
The spring air is fresh and crisp with
the average temperature around 15 degrees Celsius.
Summer brings warm days with the occasional
cool night. The temperature in the mountains ranges
from cool and damp on the forest floors to hot and
dry on the plateaus. The summer temperature averages
Autumn is a wonderful time in the
Blue Mountains with a magnificent display of autumn
During winter the region receives
the occasional snowfall turning it into a magical
winter playground. The temperature at night can drop
as low as -8 degrees Celsius and can rise to a maximum
of 18 degrees during the day. The average temperature
for winter is 10 degrees.
Mountain weather can be unpredictable
and anyone hiking through this area should be prepared
for all conditions as one may experience quite rapid
changes in weather, regardless of the season.
From Sydney the Mt Tomah is approached via
the Bells Line of Road through Windsor and Richmond.
This road was named after the explorer Archibald
Bell, who navigated the route in 1823.
Several coach companies offer services to the Blue Mountains. There are also
shuttle services available from Sydney Airport and the Sydney Metropolitan
Area to and from all Blue Mountains accommodation.
Mt Tomah offers a range of accommodation
including charming cosy guesthouses, cottages and
luxurious bed and breakfasts.
Tourism Blue Mountains http://www.bluemountainstourism.org.au
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