The quaint township of Mount Victoria can be found at the westernmost part of the Blue Mountains, located 120 kilometres from the Sydney central business district.
Set on an escarpment plateau, Mount Victoria is one of the highest towns in the Blue Mountains at an altitude of about 1,052 metres. Heritage buildings are sprawled in this historic town, complemented with spectacular viewpoints over the Kanimbla Valley.
A museum, bygone churches, antique and secondhand shops, as well as an array of restaurants and cafés are lined at the streets of this heritage listed village.
Accommodation at Mount Victoria includes holiday cottages, guest houses, bed and breakfasts, and boutique hotels.
Where to stay at Mt Victoria
A stay at Mount Victoria’s The Imperial Hotel is a journey through time, taking you back to an era marked by splendour and elegance.
Built in 1878, The Imperial Hotel is the oldest tourist hotel in Australia. The hotel boasts ample lounges with open fireplaces and elegant dining areas serving delectable brassiere meals, punctuated with Mount Victoria’s traditional hospitality. Refined furnishings adorn the interiors that evoke an old-world setting. The Imperial Hotel provides various types of accommodations tailored to the needs and preferences of guests, ranging from budget, pub-style rooms to deluxe honeymoon suites.
For utmost leisure and recreation during your Mount Victoria visit, The Imperial Hotel offers a pool room, ballroom, beer garden, internet area, and an elephant bar.
True to the village’s vintage charm, Mount Victoria Manor manifests genuine 19th century architecture as it poses the material and cultural richness of the past era. The boutique guest house was constructed in the late 1870’s as a holiday home of the Fairfax family.
Years later, it was converted into a hotel upon the transfer of property to G. H. Cooper. Multiple restorations kept the house intact over the years, along with conscious efforts to preserve its old fashioned essence. Mount Victoria Manor remains a prominent landmark today, set on Mount Victoria’s most commanding point.
This guest house has a total of 13 ensuite bedrooms, three apartments, six breakaway rooms, and a private conference room with a capacity of 12 to 15 persons. You can also relax at the sun room, or spend quality time at the billiards room and croquet lawn.
Centrally located to tourist attractions, Cedar Lodge Cabins is the ideal space to spend down time during your weekend visit at the Blue Mountains.
The Jenolan Caves, Three Sisters, Scenic Railway, Mount Tomah Botanical Gardens, and Zig-Zag Railway are all easily accessible from Cedar Lodge Cabins. Travel through remarkable walking trails, go on horse rides, browse through the village shops for unique finds, sample local specialty dishes at the nearby café, and end the day with a warm bath at Cedar Lodge Cabins.
Accommodation at the cabins are perfect for couples and families of up to five. Couples on a romantic getaway can opt to stay in one of the deluxe spa cabins, which features a king size bed, Jacuzzi, double showers, and electric log fires.
Backpackers in the Blue Mountains
The cheapest, and generally oldest, types of Blue Mountains hotels are the backpacker hostels that dot the region. For almost next to nothing, guests can enjoy a shared room, and a host of clean amenities at a majority of backpacker inns and resorts. Well equipped community kitchens and leisure areas are just some of the facilities offered by these hostels and guesthouses.