Mount Wilson & Mount Irvine
124kms · 114 mins by car
127 population (2016 Census)
Mount Wilson Accommodation
Next Village:Mount Tomah
Mount Wilson & Mount Irvine are uniquely different areas of the Blue Mountains. They are most famous for their private gardens and fabulous trees.
Mount Wilson & Mount Irvine also experience high rainfall. Combine the rainfall with volcanic soils and you have a perfect formula for cool-climate gardens.
Surveyed in 1868, Mount Wilson was named after John Bowie Wilson, the colonies Minister for Lands. To get to Mount Wilson take the turn off on the Bell’s Line of Road between Bell and Berambing.
Gardens in Mount Wilson include Yengo Sculpture Gardens featuring Australia's first endangered wildlife reserve, Nooroo including a world famous wisteria collection, Sefton Cottage, Koonawarra, Cherry Cottage, Clairne, Windyridge, Wynsta, Linden, Merry Grath and the overwhelming Lindfield Park. Mount Wilson hold annual Autumn Garden Open Days.
Walks and picnic grounds are also very special in Mount Wilson. A beautiful location for a picnic is at Cathedral Reserve opposite 'The Cathedral of Ferns' - enjoy a short 10 minute walk through the amazing ferms - not to be missed. Back towards Bells Line of Road you will discover Bowens Creek Picnic Ground. Other places of interest include Wynne’s Rock Lookout with magnificent 180 degree views, Du Faurs Rock where you can look or walk over to Chinamans Cap, and Pheasants Cave. Another pleasant and not too strenuous walk in Mount Wilson is the Waterfall Circuit Track which can be accessed via Waterfall Road.
Mount Wilson has no shops, cafes or petrol stations to make sure you take all you will need with you.