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Mittagong

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Mittagong is a city in New South Wales.

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Mittagong township is the gateway to the Southern Highlands and appeals as a base for the numerous bushwalks including one of Australia's most spectacular walks, the seven-day Barallier Track to Katoomba. It is a town with historical significance, famous for it's bygone iron ore connections.

Also well known for its arts and crafts, and boasts the largest display of embroidery and needlework kits in Australia.

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Located 110 km south-west of Sydney, NSW. You'll get there via the Hume Freeway.

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Located in the Nattai River Valley between two extinct volcanoes, Mt Gibraltar and Mt Alexandra, Mittagong boasts spectacular natural scenery. The view from Mr Gibraltar is pleasant.

The drive up to the lookouts at Mount Gilbraltar is signposted from the the town centre, and from the Bowral road. The view is quite nice, and there are a couple of places to admire the view. There is a rim walk, as well as a walk all the way to the top. THe picnic areas are somewhat run down and overgrown, but still worth a visit for the view.

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  • classic thai, Shop 3 & 7, Pioneer St, (02)48712793, [1]. classic thai restaurant in mittagong visit  edit


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  • The Poplars Motel, on the Old Hume Highway Mittagong, NSW, 2575 Ph 02 4889 4239, [2]. Offers recently refurbished ground floor units which open via french doors onto wide verandahs. Our motel is set in beautiful English gardens. Mittagong is a lovely country setting now by-passed by the Old Hume Highway. The Poplars Motel is situated at the entrance to the Southern Highlands. Mittagong is a favorite haunt of Sydney-siders who come to browse the antique shops and second-hand stores, galleries and hobby stores and dine at a range of excellent restaurants.
  • The Fitzroy Inn, 26 Ferguson Crescent Mittagong, NSW, 2575 Phone 02 4872 3457, [3]. Opened in 1836 as a 'Traveller's Inn', the restored building - remaining intact after almost 170 years - gives visitors a unique window into Australia's colonial past. The original kitchen has been described by some historians as 'the finest example' of a convict-era kitchen remaining in Australia - one feature being the 'water-well' in the middle of the floor, hand cut into the shale below the building, a truly remarkable work of convict masonry and craftsmanship.

Get out[edit]

Routes through Mittagong
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