/ 3424ft, 2:16 from Sydney, 1:53 from Parramatta
Many Heritage Listed Buildings & other sites.
|Mt Victoria received it's steam driven kick-start
in 1868, becoming the rail terminus until 1869. Later, it would be the location of a
Railway Refreshment Room (RRR) where travellers could gulp down some hot food before
continuing their journey.
Today, many of the village's buildings are heritage listed,
with the village retaining much of its nineteenth century charm; more so than any other
Blue Mountains village. At the railway station, the local Historical Society's
takes up much of the indoor part, whilst on the east-bound platform, some of the old
semaphore signals have been set up for visitors to operate.
Within an easy stroll of the station, visitors will find
antique shops, galleries, cafés & restaurants, & accommodation.
Mount Victoria offers a variety of bushwalking and rock climbing opportunities,
including the historic early roads down the escarpment from Mt York. Closer to the
village, Mt Piddington is the start of several bushwalking tracks. Rock
climbing is popular around Mt Piddington & Mt York.
»Trains Planes &
& Albert, The
- Rock Climbing
|Photo: Kanimbla Valley from Pulpit Rock, at the end
of Kanimbla Valley Road.
|Having reached Mt Victoria, road and railway builders alike
started searching for a way down the western escarpment. Numerous routes have been employed &
proposed over the years. Having followed the road up the Blue Mountains, the railway now
heads north, following Darling Causeway across the head of the Grose River gorge.
many years, the Caves Express brought tourists to Mt Victoria, from where they
road coach to Jenolan Caves.
Station Street. On the left, with 4 chimneys, The
Bank Building, c1885, now houses shops. The
Victoria & Albert is straight ahead.
Monthly Sunday market in Imperial Park. The park is lit
Photos © 2002 D. Martin
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1012m / 3320ft.
|Now abandoned, Hartley Station is located on the Darling Causeway high above the ghost
town which it served. This was the location of a goods siding, from where a private railway, including a cable incline, descended to the shale mines and processing plant in Hartley Vale.
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