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Mount Victoria

Station Street

Mount Victoria, NSW 2786

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Explore Asgard Mine and the Railway Museum on an easy walk through Mount Victoria

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Meet about 4kms along Mt Victoria Falls Rd, where you will see the entrance to two fire trails. Our walk will take us along a fire trail to a clearing at Asgard Swamp, from there we walk along to the remnants of an old shale mine which has been abandoned. Our track will take us past a hanging swamp, a wonderful example of the way Nature has kept water in streams clear.

By looking up you can see a layer of shale in the cliff overhangs.

Asgard mine is the entrance to an old coal mine. The mine and kiln are the only heritage links to such industrial efforts of the 1860’s to 1920’s, in New South Wales. The mine’s entrance is approximately 1.6m tall and wide and expands some 30m into the hill, so pack a torch if peering in. (The integrity of the mine is unknown.). Bring your torch.

Following our walk we will drive to Station Street in Mt Victoria where we will have a picnic lunch in the park. The Mt. Victoria Memorial Park has a high degree of historical and social significance; You will see the old grottos that once housed a zoo belonging to the Imperial Hotel, the first War Memorial in the Blue Mountains and a great old bandstand. It has become a valued recreational resource, which has been utilized by many generations of tourists and residents alike. In the afternoon we will have the opportunity to visit the Railway Museum. The Mount Victoria and District Historical Society Inc Museum has an amazing collection of Australiana, spanning from the early explorers and convict times to more recent social history, as well as memorabilia, photographs and historic records.

Enquiries : Grant 0400 844 716

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