Mount Irvine, New South Wales facts for kids

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Mount Irvine
Location in New South Wales
Elevation 850 m (2,789 ft)
Coordinates 33°30′S 150°28′E / 33.5°S 150.467°E / -33.5; 150.467Coordinates: 33°30′S 150°28′E / 33.5°S 150.467°E / -33.5; 150.467

Mount Irvine is a small village and a mountain located in the Blue Mountains region in the state of New South Wales, Australia. The village is situated in the City of Blue Mountains.

At an elevation of 850 metres (2,790 ft) above sea level, the mountain is approximately 85 kilometres (53 mi) west northwest from Sydney CBD and more than two hours by car. The area has a wet micro climate and rich basalt soils, weathered from ancient volcanics. Rainfall is in excess of 1,500 millimetres (59 in) a year and vegetation is predominantly temperate rain forest. The area is typified by some spectacular temperate gardens, similar to those in the neighbouring area of Mount Wilson.

There are only twenty or so properties with a small amount of commercial activity; mainly walnut and chestnut groves. There is no mainstream commercial farming, and organic methods are widely used.

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