Wilson is also less than 25 km from another spectacular garden, the
Mount Tomah Botanic Garden.
With it's spectacular views, it offers much to
see at all year round and a great place for friends, lovers and the
entire family to spend the day. There are picnic areas, cascading
falls, water features, a variety of walks passing through a variety of cool
climate plants and trees, all against a mountain range backdrop.
Today, the village of Mount Wilson
is famous for the fact that between 1912 and 1937 Patrick White’s
parents lived in a house called Withycombe, that still stands and is
located on the corner of The Avenue and Church Avenue. In his book
“Flaws in the Glass”, White recalled his time at Mount Wilson in
terms of “gullies crackling with smoky silence, rocks threatening to
explode, pools so cold that the breath was cut off inside your ribs
as you hung suspended like the corpse of a pale frog”.
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Mount Wilson accommodation and
Blue Mountains accommodation. As well as our listed travel guide info, In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.