Pigeon House Mountain

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Pigeon House Mountain
Aboriginal: Didthul[1]
Pigeon House Mountain.jpg
Highest point
Elevation720 m (2,360 ft)[2]
Coordinates35°20′57.44″S 150°15′53.94″E / 35.3492889°S 150.2649833°E / -35.3492889; 150.2649833Coordinates: 35°20′57.44″S 150°15′53.94″E / 35.3492889°S 150.2649833°E / -35.3492889; 150.2649833
Pigeon House Mountain is located in New South Wales
Pigeon House Mountain
Pigeon House Mountain
Parent rangeBudawang Range

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.

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.


The mountain was first seen by Captain James Cook at 7 a.m. on 21 April 1770, during his voyage of discovery along Australia's eastern coast. Cook described -

a remarkable peaked hill which resembled a square dovehouse with a dome on top and for that reason I called it Pigeon House.[1][3]: 24 

The Aboriginal name for the mountain is Didthul,[1] Didhol,[2] or Dithol[3]: 184  which means "woman's breast" on account of the distinctive shape of the mountain.[2]


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  1. ^ a b c d e "Pigeon House Mountain". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 9 October 2013. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b c d "Didhol (Pigeon House Mountain)". South Coast of NSW. Morningside web publishers. Retrieved 9 October 2013.
  3. ^ a b The Budawang Committee. Pigeon House and beyond : a guide to the Budawang Range and environs. Budawang Committee. ISBN 0959338101.