Pigeon House Mountain

Pigeon House Mountain (Aboriginal: Didthul[1]) is a mountain at an elevation of 720 metres (2,360 ft) AHD[2] on the Budawang Range that is situated within the Morton National Park,[1] located on the South Coast region of New South Wales, Australia.

Pigeon House Mountain
Aboriginal: Didthul[1]
Highest point
Elevation720 m (2,360 ft)[2]
Coordinates35°20′57.44″S 150°15′53.94″E
Geography
Pigeon House Mountain
Parent rangeBudawang Range

The prominent remnant of a two tier sandstone structure, the nearest town is Milton. Pigeon House Mountain is a popular walking destination, taking an average of three to four hours for a complete ascent and descent from the car park.

Pigeon House Mountain is home to eastern grey kangaroos and superb lyrebirds.

Etymology

The mountain was named by Captain James Cook during his voyage of discovery along Australia's eastern coast in 1770 due to its appearance resembling dove houses in England.[1]

The Aboriginal name for the mountain is Didthul (or Didhol[2] or Dithol) which means "woman's breast" on account of the distinctive shape of the mountain.[2]

See also

References

  1. "Pigeon House Mountain". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 9 October 2013.
  2. "Didhol (Pigeon House Mountain)". South Coast of NSW. Morningside web publishers. Retrieved 9 October 2013.
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