About Mt Victoria
The small charming township of Mt Victoria
is located on the western edge of the Blue
Mountains. It was originally known as One Tree
Hill and can be found on maps created by the Surveyor
General, Sir Thomas Mitchell dating back to 1834.
The town was named Mt Victoria in 1876 when the post
office was constructed. It was named in honour of
the young Princess Victoria.
It was a prosperous township in the
late 19th Century offering an exclusive private school,
and large guesthouses for wealthy Sydney families.
Today the town is heritage listed with
many impressive historical buildings to be seen including
the old Post Office, the Gatekeeper’s Cottage
and the Toll Cottage.
Like many other towns in the Blue Mountains, Mount Victoria provides access
to numerous walking tracks including:
- Mt Piddington walking track, which
extends southwards into Fairy Bower Reserve
- Kanimba Valley Walking Tracks which
extend along the cliff line of the Kanimba Valley,
taking in Bede's Lookout, Pulpit Rock, Reinitz
Pass and Ross Cave
- Berghofers Pass a 3.2-km return
walk considered one of the easiest and most pleasant
bush walks in the mountains. It offers lovely views
and it is possible to see many of the convict built
ramparts that support the Great Western Highway
Places to visit
Located at the Mount Victoria Railway Station, in the old refreshment rooms,
Historical Museum has a wonderful collection of photographs, documents, and
local artefacts. The railway station was opened in 1868.
Mount Vic Flicks
Mount Vic Flicks is located in the local community hall. It is worth a visit
to step back in history to see how many of our cinemas use to operate. There
is no foyer and just a small single person ticket box at the front entrance.
Mount Victoria Toll Keepers Cottage
Built in 1849 it is the only one of several located in the Blue Mountains to
have survived. Coaches were charged according to how well they were sprung.
Heavy coaches with no springs helped to crush the stones and smooth the road
so they were allowed to pass for free. Other coaches with springs were charged
one shilling and six pence. Now instead you get to pay tolls on all the major
motorways in Sydney.
One Tree Hill
The highest point in the Blue Mountains is located near the intersection of
Mt Piddington Rd intersects and Apex Ave. This spot is known as One Tree
Post Office Gallery
Located in the former post office, this gallery displays the works of local
artists, as well as antiques and collectables.
A large number of historical buildings are located in Station Street, including
the old Bank Building (1885), the Mount Victoria Police Station (1887), the
Library (1875), the beautiful Victoria and Albert Guest House and the impressive
Imperial Hotel (1878), the Post Office (1897) and St Peters Church of England
Trains, Planes and Automobiles
This toyshop specialises in antique toys and collectibles including model trains,
cars, boats, planes, books.
Victoria Falls is accessed via a walk located at the end of Victoria Falls
Road. For the fit bush walker the track continues to a camping ground at
Burra Korain Flat.
Completed in 1832 and built by convict labour it is a masterpiece of engineering
for its time. Here also is the famous 'Convicts Bridge', which is still used
by all traffic travelling across the Blue Mountains via the Great Western
Built in 1876 as a summer retreat by John Fairfax in 1876 and located in Montgomery
Street it was purchased from Fairfax in 1887 and turned into a hotel.
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 you can experience quite rapid
changes in weather regardless of the season.
From Sydney the Blue Mountains can be approached
- Via Great Western Highway (M4). This is the
most direct and it is only a 90-minute drive from
Sydney to the centre of the Blue Mountains region
- 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
Trains to the Blue Mountains depart Sydney's
Central Station hourly. The trip from Sydney to Katoomba
takes approximately 2 hours. Trains to Central station
can be accessed directly from Sydney airport.
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 Victoria offers a wide range of
accommodation types including charming guesthouses,
cottages, bed and breakfasts, and houses.
Tourism Blue Mountains http://www.bluemountainstourism.org.au
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