Black Gold Motel

Kanimbla Valley

The Kanimbla Valley lies in the Blue Mountains, just south of Mount Victoria. It’s a remote area but that doesn’t imply that it is not worth a trip to this breath-taking valley. 


Breathe in the fresh air and take in the fantastic mountain views, while enjoying a beautiful horse trail ride. Set off from the Centennial Gelen Stables and ride through open pastures, natural bushland and a variety of trails. There are other activities on offer, including pony rides for children, horse riding lessons, sunset trail rides, or a very special afternoon carriage ride.


Escape the ordinary with a stay at ‘Kanimbla Valley Willow Tree Bend’, a tiny house located on top of the hill, overlooking the Vineyard and the Valley. It is a studio, equipped with a kitchenette, ensuite, queen bed, and can accommodate up to 2 people who are willing to be self-sufficient for a few days and enjoy the seclusion. 

There is also a fire pit and a shelter outside if you want to grill up a nice little barbeque and sit under the beautiful night sky to gaze at the stars. This is an amazing spot to spend the night, relaxing amongst nature and wildlife. 


Several restaurants can be found near the Kanimbla Valley. Cinnabar is located in Blackheath, which is about a ten-minute drive away. With a great selection of food and a fully-stocked bar, it has something for everyone. ‘Loft dining’ is also available, one of two private rooms upstairs that can seat 6-10 people, this is great for small functions and parties.  For your next trip to the Mountains, book a table on their website

Sunset Rock offers some of the best views in the local area. As the name suggests, you can enjoy the stunning view as the sun sets in the valley and the golden light moves over the farmland below.


Camp under the stars at Mount York Lookout and take in the breathtaking sights. Both of these locations offer fantastic photo opportunities, so be sure to bring your camera along with you to capture the moment.


If you’re traveling through Mount Victoria, be sure to stop by the ‘Mount Vic and Me,’ store owned by local designer Kara Cooper. ‘Mount Vic and Me’ was originally operated and established online, and has now expanded into a studio, which is located on the Great Western Highway in Mount Victoria. The store offers a range of locally made and designed products, including greeting cards, tea towels, fabrics, original art, jewellery, skincare, toys and handmade soaps. There is something for everyone! So, look out for the A-frame board and flags out front.

The ‘Mount Vic Flicks,’ is an old-fashioned movie theatre that was originally constructed as the Mount Victoria Public Hall in the 1930s. The cinema shows a wide range of films that will appeal to people of all ages. Before the movie starts grab your all important goodies at the snack bar out the front. The movie times can be found on the website. This would make a fantastic night out with the family.