Heritage Village on the Western Edge - just over 2 hours from
Sydney and 1,044 m above sea level, is the historic village of Mount
Victoria which is the most westerly township in the Blue Mountains,
which still retains much of its charm through the many historic
Originally named One Tree Hill, as marked on an early map dating
from 1834 by Surveyor General, Sir Thomas Mitchell, the name was
changed in 1876 when the Post Office was built.
The township saw the
arrival of the steam engine and the establishment of the rail
terminus between 1868-1869. It would be where travellers stopped for
refreshment in the Rail Refreshment Room (RRR).
Today, You can still
see some of the old semaphore signals on the east-bound platform of
the railway station, then take the time to visit the local
Historical Society's Museum also located in the railway station.
Mount Victoria offers plenty of attractions from antique shops and
galleries, cafes and accommodation. There is a number of bushwalks,
including opportunities for rock climbing. You can travel the
historic early roads down the escarpment from Mount York. Mount
Piddington is the start of several bushwalking tracks. Some of the
historic buildings include the Imperial Hotel (1878) and the Toll
Keepers Cottage (1849).
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This masterpiece of engineering windows down the western slopes of the
Blue Mountains, crossing a narrow ridge at Mount Blaxland. A stone
column records the completion of the pass in 1832. The famous 'Convicts
Bridge' was completed in 1832.
|Mount Victoria Historical Museum
The museum is located in the old refreshment
rooms of the old Railway Station. The railway station was opened in
1868, but the refreshment rooms finally closed in 1960. Today, the rooms
houses an great collection of photographs, documents and artefacts from
the local area.
On the road from Sydney and 500 m before you reach Mount Victoria
township, is the Victoria Falls Road that leads you to the parking area.
There is a walking track to the falls, and for the more active the walk
continues on through open forest to Burra Korain Flat, where there is a
camping site. The extended walk is 6 km return.
|Kanimbla Valley and Walking Tracks
Ph: 08 4787 8877 (NPWS)
There are a couple of
walking tracks that extend along the cliffline of the Kanimbla Valley,
taking in Bede's Lookout, Pulpit Rock, Reinitz Pass and Ross Cave.
|The Toll Keepers Cottage
Also known as the Toll Bar the Toll Keepers Cottage was
built in 1849 and is a reminder today of a time when travellers along
this raod had to pay a toll. Coaches were charged according to how well
sprung they were. A heavy coach without springs was free because it was
believed that it helped to crush the stones and smooth the road, whilst
lighter coaches with springs were charged one shilling and six pence.
the Toll Keepers Cottage is located east of the township, about 1 km.
|Old Vic Post Office Gallery
Formerly a post office, it is now a gallery,
displaying antiques, collectables and works by local artists.
The street holds a number of important historic buildings including
Imperial Hotel (1878), Post Office (1897), the Library (1875), Bank Buidling (1885) and the Mount Victoria Police Station (1887).
|One Tree Hill
Heading west along the Great Western Highway, Mt Piddington Road heads
off to the left. Near where Mt Piddington Road intersects with Apex Ave
is 'One Tree Hill', the highest pint in the Blue Mountains.
Mt Piddington Road takes you to the top of Mount Piddington. From here
a walking track leads southward into Fairy Bower Reserve.
|Berghofers Pass and Walk
Only 1.5 km west of Mount Victoria is a turnoff on the
right into Mt York Road, with Mount York Lookout on the left. Further
along the road on the left, is a sign for the start of the Berghofers
Pass Walk. Considered a easy and pleasant walk, this 3.2 km return walk
is based on an early road which leads down from the mountains to the
western plains. Along the walk you will see the convict-built ramparts
supporting the Great Western Highway and a drovers' dog trough cut from
- Bede's Lookout
Part of the Kanimba Valley walking tracks.
- Mount York Lookout
Take the turnoff from the Great
Western Hwy, just west of the township of Mount Victoria.
- Sunset Rock Lookout
At the western end of Mount Victoria
is the turnoff on the left into Grand View Road. Near the end, turn
right into Beaufort Ave, which leads to a lookout over Wilsons Gully.
- Mitchells Ridge Lookout
Travelling west on the highway,
on the left is a small loop road to this great lookout.
Kaniba Valley-Reinitz Pass, Ross Cave, Berghofers Pass, Lawson's Long
Alley, Lockyer's Loop Walk, Lockers Rd Walk, Mt Piddington, Fairy Bower,
Little Zig Zag, Pulpit Rock Reserve.