Mount Wilson is like a secret village that not many people know about. My favourite time to visit is Autumn when the lush green trees turn to reds, oranges, browns and yellows.
Mount Wilson has that old world charm with beautiful homes and original churches with grave yards to the side however Mt Wilson is know for its beautiful heritage gardens. The area has beautiful natural bushland and rainforest, there are walks and canyons as well as historic houses and grand exotic gardens, some of which are open to the public.
Things to Do
There is pretty to do and see around the villages - walks, historical buildings, picnics, camping and lookouts over spectacular wilderness areas.
The village is small so easily accessed by foot so you can enjoy a beautiful walk. Remember to bring your camera as your will see many beautiful sites.
Below is a list of interesting thing you might like to see and do in Mount Wilson.
Click on the links for more information.
- Walks around and outside the villages, some easy some more difficult.
Turkish Bath Museum is situated within the Wynstay Estate at the end of The Avenue, Mount Wilson.
- St Georges Anglican Church is at the corner of The Avenue and Church Lane and is the perfect place to take photos.
- Points of Interest include lookouts with wonderful views and interesting reserves.
- Visit a garden. I spent a few hours at the beautiful Bebeah Gardens which are across the road from the church at 60 The Avenue, Mount Wilson.
Picnics. Here are just a few ...
- Founders Corner
Picnic tables and benches and gross drop toilets at the intersection of The Avenue and Mt Irvine Rd.
Links the bottom end of Waterfall Road and Wyndham Avenue.
Shaded area near Ferny Corner on The Avenue
- Wynne Reserve
Open area with good views which is adjacent to St Georges Church on Church Lane near The Avenue Waterfall Reserve
Just down the end of Waterfall Rd. Shelter shed and toilet. Waterfall Walk through the rainforest is a must, about 1 hour.
BBQs, picnic benches, toilets and a shelter shed on Mt Irvine Rd towards Mt Irvine, about 1km from the centre of the village
Shelter shed on Mt Irvine Rd about 2km from the villge centre. Try the Happy Valley Walk, approximately 1 hour from the picnic area.
At the top of the Zig Zag just as you enter the village. Established as a sports field with good space for games. Toilets and picnic tables are available.
Camping at the Cathedral Reserve.
- This is a beautiful camping area and can be found at the end point of the Village Walk.
- The camping area has water and toilets however there are no showers.
- There are wood barbecues and they are the only ones available in the village, please note that wood is not supplied.
- The campsite also has shelter sheds, picnic tables and seats.
For more information click on the click... Cathedral Reserve.
Dogs are allowed in the Mt Wilson Village and at Cathedral Reserve, however dogs are not allowed in the National Park adjacent to the reserve and village. So walks around the village are ok providing they are not into the National Park.
Picking Chestnuts is so much fun so I would recommend put this on the to do list in Autumn. There are a few places to choice from so click on the link of more information ....... walnuts and chestnuts
- Mount Wilson have no shops, service stations or ATMs and are urged to read these important logistics details to make your stay more comfortable and rewarding.
- There are public toilets at Silva Plana (just as you enter Mt Wilson), the Fire Station, Founders Corner, Waterfall Reserve and Cathedral Reserve. However, let me warn you that some of the toilets are drop toilets.
Warning: Some public toilets are drop toilets.