Just under a 2-hour drive from Sydney to Mount Victoria, Blue Mountains we arrive at our weekend stay, ‘Moonya’. Eager to check out the view, hoping that pictures live up to our expectations.
Mount Victoria Blue Mountains Accommodation
As we reached the top of the winding driveway to our accommodation we notice stretching out before us, a glimpse of the Kanimbla Valley below. Excited, we open the door to our cosy home and the most spectacular view from our living (and bedroom) area.
We settled in to ‘Moonya’, knowing that we wouldn’t leave all weekend and immediately new this was a place to relax, just what we needed. Rustic, well-appointed and cosy with an open fire, just like a 70’s ski lodge.
Mount Victoria Blue Mountains View
Big comfortable chairs facing the view where you could ponder at the magnificent escarpment, 500 metres down and the sheer jagged rock cliff face around you. From the extensive and spectacular view of the grazing properties in the Kanimbla Valley below across to the Great Dividing Range from west to south. And, Mount Victoria rising up on your immediate right.
Reds, blues, greens and yellows, the ever-changing view from beautiful sunsets to sunrises over the valley. In fact, it’s a treat just to sit and watch the changes in the valley view throughout the day, especially if there is a looming thunderstorm!
Broken only by bird calls we had left the city hum behind us now enjoying the silence of the bush around us and the beautiful brilliant white cloud formations.
Moonya Accommodation Interesting Facts
- ‘Moonya’ is an aboriginal word meaning ‘dwelling’
- It overlooks the Kanimbla Valley
- It was originally decorated by Sydney’s leading interior decorator of the time – Tom Hardy
- The kitchen River Red Gum bar bench was originally a piece of bridge girder
- The current owner Bob has owned the property for 30 years
- Sleeps 4 – 1 double bed and 2 single beds
- Fully appointed – just bring food, some good red wines and your personals
If you’re looking for a rustic, cosy and homely place with a magnificent view then this is the place for you. We can assure you that once you close the door you’ll never leave.
TIP: Just make sure you have all your provisions for the weekend, that way you can just admire the view and relax by the fireplace, without having to leave.
Things to do Mount Victoria Blue Mountains
If you’re a little more active there’s plenty to do, especially if you’re into nature and bush walks:
- Mount Victoria’s most popular hiking trails
- To the East – explore the towns of Blackheath, Katoomba, Leura and Wentworth Falls. There are numerous cafes and eateries, antique shops, Art Galleries and craft shops. Plus, golf courses, swimming pools, bush walking, horse riding, rock climbing etc. At Katoomba visit Scenic World – and ride the famous Scenic Railway or wander through the Botanical Gardens at Mt Tomah.
- To the West – Hartley Historic Site, Jenolan Caves, Mayfield Gardens at Oberon and the Glow Worm Tunnel. Also, the small country towns of Tarana and O’Connell – and the city of Bathurst. The interesting old gold towns of Sofala and Hill End are further afield.
- Step back in time and enjoy a film at the local historic Mt Vic Flicks.
Our weekend adventure has come to an end. As we head back to Sydney, we delight in the thought that we had discovered a new area right on our doorstep. Knowing that we’ll be back to explore it some more.
Mount Victoria, Blue Mountains and Kanimbla Valley’s spectacular view is now engraved in our memories forever.
PS: If you’re visiting Sydney and looking for something to do why not have some fun at historic Luna Park. It also has spectacular views of Sydney’s wonderful harbour.