The area around Pyramid Hill was first visited by Major Thomas Mitchell in 1836 while he was attempting to survey the flow of the lower parts of the Darling River. Once Mitchell’s reports of the good farming land reached Sydney, it started a ‘land rush’ with squatters migrating here to see the land for themselves.
Today, around 500 people call Pyramid Hill home. In the town itself, you’ll find shops, a hotel, a school and, like all small towns, plenty of sporting groups.
Now, let’s talk about the hill itself. Major Mitchell named it after the pyramids in Egypt, and you can’t deny the similarities. But you can walk to the top of Pyramid Hill, something that is certainly not possible in Egypt!
There’s a nice and easy 2 kilometre walk around the base of the hill, or you can walk along the saddle for some spectacular views of the surrounding area. The walk to the summit is rather rocky and steep, but unfortunately the amount of camera gear we were carrying made it too difficult to get there. Pyramid Hill may be less than 200 metres above sea level, but there’s still a really good view. Come here in Spring, and you’ll wildflowers growing over the hill, making it even more beautiful.