A two-hour drive from Sydney, Mount Wilson is a little town in the Blue Mountains which is famous for its heritage gardens. Many of the beautiful, private gardens are dog-friendly. Sniffs and Instagram opportunities abound so jump in the car and enjoy the tranquillity of this gorgeous little spot.
Where: From Sydney, take the Bells Line of Road route via Windsor. All of the gardens in the town are privately owned and generally have a per person entry fee (dogs free!). Breenhold Gardens, Nooroo Garden and Windyridge are three beautiful gardens which welcome our furry friends. Parking is all on the street.
Breenhold Gardens: 10am – 4pm during Autumn and Spring only (Spring 2021: 23rd August – 31st October)
Nooroo Garden: 10.00 am – 4.30 pm during Autumn and Spring only (Spring 2021: 4th September -14th November)
Windyridge: 9am – 4.30pm all-year-round.
Length/duration: You can park in one place and walk to several gardens. Gardens vary in size and once inside, you can wander as little or as much as you like. For a long stroll, head to Breenhold Gardens which spans a whopping 45 hectares of gardens and parklands.
On lead/off-leash? Dogs must be on lead at all times, in all gardens.
For the hounds: There are no specific facilities for dogs so come prepared with poo bags and something for your hound to drink out of.
For the humans: There are no shops, ATMs or petrol stations in the town. The nearest services are in Lithgow (30 mins) or Mt Victoria (24 mins). Mobile reception is patchy. There are several public toilets in the town. Most of the gardens operate a tea/coffee stand during busy periods.