Our little village is a hidden gem at the top of the mountains. Start up on the highway with Mount Vic and Me for a range of greeting cards, tea towels and new Blue Mountains Socks made here in Australia. Get your cards read next door at Jennifer Marie’s Psychic Emporium, then head up to Victorious Interiors and The Other Lady where you will find a lovely range of furniture and french interiors.
Curios and collectables abound in the Pop Up Shop, Cobwebbs Collectables and The Gallery. Duck into the Baytree Nursery to see an array of cold climate plants. For history buffs, head to Mount Victoria Museum to see an array of historical pieces including dioramas from The Hydro Majestic and even Ned Kelly’s sister Kate’s bed!
If you are of the adventurous kind you’ll appreciate the bush walks in the area, you can head out to Mount York where Blaxland, Lawson and Wentworth famously realised they’d crossed the Blue Mountains. If you walk up to Mount Piddington you’ll pass One Tree Hill – which Mount Victoria was originally named after – and is the highest point in the city of the Blue Mountains.
For eats we are lucky how many we have here. Petalura Eatery is where you can get a lovely sit down lunch by the fire. I recommend their Spanokopita. Further down is Piccolo Deli, a great place to pick up coffee and yummy homemade cake.
Victoria & Albert Guesthouse is recently reopened where you can enjoy a true Yulefest Christmas dinner. Mount Victoria Manor has beautiful tapas and eats available.
After all this head to old style Mount Vic Flicks where you can get yourself a cuppa tea and homemade soup while watching the film. You may even get to hear the organist play before the show!
by Kara Cooper
Local designer & Best Eats contributor
Best Eats, Blue Mountains
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