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Mitchells Ridge Lookout Logo and Images

Mitchells Ridge Lookout

Great Western Highway, Mount Victoria NSW 2786
Mitchells Ridge Lookout is an historic lookout and rest area, named after Sir Thomas Mitchell who supervised the building of the Pass by convict labour in 1832. An obelisk at the lookout commemorates the opening of Victoria Pass in 1832. The Pass is one of the oldest and most significant engineered works in Australia still in use today. From the western end of the lookout there is a good view of the convict hewn and built sandstone rampart across the Pass.
Mount Victoria and District Historical Society Museum Logo and Images

Mount Victoria and District Historical Society Museum

35a Station St, rear Mount Victoria Railway Station, Mount Victoria NSW 2786

The Mount Victoria and District Historical Society Museum has sixteen rooms, large and small, housing an amazing collection of artefacts from Australia and exotic shores beyond.  From prehistoric times through to early exploration, convict days to more recent times the collection is multifaceted.

Early farming tools and dairy utensils, natural history, laundry and kitchenware,  the local mining industry, early photographic equipment and musical instruments. Furniture and fashion are also on view,  The Railway Refreshment Room tableware is on display, as well as a schoolroom and clothing from the 19th century.

Don't miss the technology room nor the Papua New Guinean dioramas. Dioramas and many amazing natural history items were bequeathed to the Society by Mel Ward (Charles Melbourne Ward) actor, naturalist and marine collector, 1903-1966. His Gallery of Natural History and Native Art was based in a long, narrow fibro building at the Hydro Majestic Hotel, Medlow Bath.

Local history publications and souvenirs are available for purchase. The grand 1858 sandstone railway station (still in use), in which the collection is housed, is in itself  worth a visit, as a reminder of the days of steam train travel.

There is something of interest for everyone.

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Mount Piddington Lookout

Mount Piddington Road, Mount Victoria NSW 2786
Mount Piddington is a mountain in the Blue Mountains village of Mount Victoria. It has a lookout, restrooms and a picnic area at its summit, surrounded by a loop road, Mount Piddington Road, which runs from the summit to Mount Victoria village. It is also the starting point of several bushwalking tracks that descend to the cliffs of Hornes Point and the Fairy Bower reserve. Notable sites on the slopes of Mount Piddington include Coxs Leap and Bushranger Cave. Views of the Kanimbla Valley are possible from the lookout, although trees are present and it is not entirely clear. The mountain is mostly covered in bushland of the Eucalypt variety and adjoins One Tree Hill (1,111 metres) the highest point in the Blue Mountains Plateau.