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Mount Victoria

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Mount Victoria

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Mount Victoria [1] is the westernmost town in the Blue Mountains. Located 120 kilometres from Sydney and 1043 metres above sea-level.

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

Mount Victoria is on the Great Western Highway, about ten km after Blackheath. It takes approximately 1 3/4 to 2 hours from Sydney, depending on which road you take, and the traffic conditions. You can reach Mount Victoria from the city by either the Great Western Highway, or by taking Bells Line of Road, then turning south at the Darling Causeway. Mount Victoria is also only fifteen minutes' drive from Lithgow to the west.

By train[edit]

Cityrail trains regularly stop at Mount Victoria Station on the Blue Mountains - Lithgow route. An Adult return ticket from Sydney's Central Station to Mount Victoria station is $27.60. Call 131500 for more info. The station is located on Station Street, from there it is a short uphill stroll to the main shops and highway.

Get around[edit]

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There are many lovely walks and climbs around the village with stunning views over the valleys. These can be accessed from Mount Piddington Road, Victoria Street and Grandview Street.

  • The Historical Museum at the railway station displays equipment and artefacts from the very early settlement days of the region. The museum is open weekends, public holidays (except Christmas Day and Good Friday) and school holidays from 2pm - 5pm. 02 4787 1210.

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  • The Mt. Vic Flicks is a movie cinema set in the old Public Hall along Harley Avenue. 02 4787 1577.

Mount Victoria has many bushwalking tracks, horse riding facilities plus many well-known abseiling and rock climbing locations.

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The village of Mount Victoria has several specialty gift and antique shops along Station Street and along the Great Western Highway.

  • Trains, Planes & Automobiles [2] has been operating for over twenty years and features a stellar collection of antique toys and collectibles. 86 Great Western Highway, just up the crest from the main village centre. 02 4787 1590.

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  • The Hotel Imperial [3] is Australia's oldest tourist hotel and was founded in 1878. They have a comprehensive bistro which is open for lunch and dinner, seven nights a week. They feature live music weekends and host private functions, weddings and parties. The Imperial is at the corner of the Great Western Highway and Station Street. 02 4787 1878.
  • The Bay Tree Inn sits in the midst of the Station Street shopfronts, and is open for lunch or dinner. 02 4787 1275.
  • Deli-n-More on Station Street features coffee, light meals such as croissants and is also a providore for deli-style cheeses, meats and local products. 02 4787 1157.
  • Mount Victoria General Store has a solid range of groceries and newspapers, and makes fresh in-house sushi as well as takeaway coffee. 02 4787 1231.

Additionally, the Caltex service station at the top of Victoria Pass is open 24/7 and has hot & cold meals and snacks.

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • The Hotel Imperial has a comfortable bar and bistro with an outdoor garden featuring views to Mount Wilson. They also have a comprehensive bottle shop for takeaway. 02 4787 1878.

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Mount Victoria has many guesthouses, private hotels and holiday accommodation:

  • Cedar Lodge Cabins [4] features double, family and spa cabins. Located juon Great Western Highway near the top of Victoria Pass. 02 4787 1256.
  • Closeburn House [5] is along Mount York Road and features ten luxurious rooms. It is a popular destination for wedding parties. 02 4787 1555.
  • The Imperial Hotel is at the corner of Station Street and the Great Western Highway and features 26 rooms, from singles to family suites to a luxury period-decor spa suite. 02 4787 1878.
  • Mount Victoria Motor Inn is located on Station Street next to the Imperial Hotel and features all ground-floor self-contained units . 02 4787 1320.
  • The Manor House [6] is one of the most prominent buildings in the region, and was built by J.R. Fairfax in the late 1870s. Today, it is a grand guesthouse featuring 13 ensuite rooms and three apartments. 02 4787 1369.
  • The Victoria & Albert Guesthouse [7] is classic Olde English style guesthouse featuring polls, spas and an a la carte restaurant. 02 4787 1241.

There are also a number of privately owned and operated guest cottages in the area.

Get out[edit]

The historic Jenolan Caves are only 55kms from the village, and the Mt. Tomah Botanical Gardens, the Scenic Railway and the ZigZag Railway are all within a short drive.