Random is in the village of Mount Victoria, in NSW’s picturesque Blue Mountains.
Standing at the head of Kanimbla Valley and with an elevation of more than 1,000 metres, Random boasts panoramic views of Kanangra Walls.
This rare property is owned and managed by Southern Sydney Rivers Region.  It offers Guides and others the opportunity to enjoy the mist rolling up the valley in the morning or the red of the sunset through the gum trees to the west.
The original miner’s cottage was built in the early 1900s. It has been restored and is now heritage listed.
Girl Guides NSW, ACT & NT purchased the property in 1951, and in 1995 the cottage was renamed Dorothy Lake Cottage after the Guide Leader who instigated its purchase.
A new log cabin known as Random Lodge was built and completed in 1990. This provides a modern facility for use by members of Girl Guides and other interested parties.


Accommodation x 30

The log cabin sleeps up to thirty people. It comprises of two bedrooms, each sleeping twelve people, and a Leaders’ room with beds for five and a pull-out trundle.  There are pillows and light covers on each bed.

Kitchen & BBQs

The kitchen provides two electric stoves, microwave and fridge, catering for up to thirty people.
The dining room is furnished with six large tables, and thirty chairs.  For heating there is an enclosed wood fuel fire.
There is an outdoor woodfired BBQ with wood supplied in the storage shed, and a gas BBQ available.
Please check current fire regulations before using the BBQ.


This is a separate building containing four showers (with hot water) and four toilets.
Wheelchair Access
There is a ramp into the building as well as the toilet block, including a disabled access toilet.



  • Bushwalking
  • Geocaching
  • Nature Trails
  • Campfire Circle
  • Outdoor Cooking
  • Blackheath – 7km
  • Jenolan Caves – 62km
  • Medlow Bath – 13km (home of the famous Hydro Majestic Hotel)
  • Katoomba – 19km (Three Sisters and Scenic Railway)
  • Yule Fest (Christmas in mid winter) is an annual event celebrated in the months of July and August.

Where to find us

164 Victoria Street, Mount Victoria, NSW, 2786

The property is approximately a fifteen minute walk from Mount Victoria train station. Alternatively, private bus or car is recommended.

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