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Valley Heights is a small town in the Blue Mountains between Springwood and Warrimoo. It is a historic railway town, and there is a rail museum where the old turntable was located, just above the station.

Distance from Sydney: 70 km
Height above Sea Level: 321 m

Brief History
The station was originally built for the colonial treasurer, Geoffrey Eagar, who lived where Valley Heights is now. The station was named Eagars Platform. In 1877, public facilities were added and the station renamed ‘The Valley’, then in 1880 was named the present ‘Valley Heights’.

Check out some of the attractions and things to do below.

Author: Katrina Leel

Check out our listing of 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.

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Valley Heights Attractions

Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum
• Location: former Locomotive Depot, VALLEY HEIGHTS NSW 2777
In Valley Heights you can visit the rail museum that is open on the first and third Sunday of every month. You can find more info about the museum on the website.
Bush Walks
There are also a few bushwalks around the town. The Fire Trail through the back of the town is a wonderful walking track. There's even a waterhole halfway. Also good tracks are the Birdwood Gully and Sassafras Gully walks.
Flora and Fauna
There are lots of animals and plants around Valley Heights, especially birds. Here is a list of common animals, plants, and birds that can be seen and heard in the area.
  Birds
Australian Magpie
Australian Raven
Australian Wood Duck
Brown Cuckoo-dove
Channel-billed Cuckoo
Crested Pigeon
Crimson Rosella
Eastern Rosella
Eastern Spinebill
Eastern Whipbird
Galah
King Parrot
Laughing Kookaburra
Magpie-lark
Nankeen Kestrel
New Holland Honeyeater
Noisy Friarbird
Noisy Miner
Pied Butcherbird
Pied Currawong
Rainbow Lorikeet
Red Wattlebird
Satin Bowerbird
Spotted Pardalote
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
Superb Lyrebird
Tawny Frogmouth
Wedge-tailed Eagle
White-headed Pigeon
Yellow Robin
Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo
Mammals
Red-necked Wallaby
Short-beaked Echidna

Plants
Banksia
Ghost Gum
Golden Wattle
Mountain Devil
Stringybark
Waratah

 

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