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Sun Valley, Blue Mountains

Sun Valley

From Sydney:
69kms   ·  59 mins by car   ·  77 mins by public transport
Quick Stats:
227 population (2016 Census)   ·  321m elevation

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Valley Heights

Sun Valley

The area known as Sun Valley lies between Warrimoo and Valley Heights in the lower mountains and has a wealth of historical and geological significance.

Dating from the early Jurassic period, this extinct volcanic vent was inhabited by local Aboriginals for thousands of years. Dharug and Gundungurra people were thought to have originally crossed and occupied the area. Stone artefacts and cave art have been found in the valley.

Sun Valley, named in the 1960’s to coincide with the residential subdivision, has also over time been known as The Valley, Fitzgerald’s Valley, Valley Flats and Deane’s Valley and was used in the 1800’s as a vital stopover for explorers crossing the Great Dividing Range. The creeks, rich soil, open forest and native grassland environment was ideal for the farming, grazing and logging conducted in these times. The valley was once roamed by wild brumbies and is renowned for its magnificent stands of mountain blue gum trees, pretty setting and walking tracks in and around Long Angle Gully and the historical “Warrimoo Pool” site. European relics dating back to the early 1800’s are known to exist around the mountains.

In the mid 1900’s the area was heavily used by bushwalking clubs and scout groups.

To this day Sun Valley remains a small, semi-rural community incorporating a pony club, a local produce store and supporting a vital fire trail system used to protect the area.

Reference
Bruce Cameron, Sun Valley and Long Angle Gully: A history, the author, Valley Heights NSW, 1998
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