The Hawkesbury River flows 145 km from Yarramundi in the foothills of the Blue Mountains in Sydney’s west then joining Brisbane Waters and Pittwater to empty into the sea at Broken Bay.
The upper reaches of the river form a peaceful boundary for the Sydney region as it winds its way through a valley dotted with charming hideaways and B&Bs.
Visit antique and craft shops and boutique galleries in the historic towns of Windsor and Richmond. Follow the Hawkesbury Harvest Farm Gate Trail for local produce.
You can piece together a whole span of Australian history over 185 years at Rouse Hill House & Farm Tel: (02) 9627 6777 www.hht.net.au
Hawkesbury River is one of Australia’s most scenic rivers. There are many beautiful drives to locations along its banks, like Governor Phillip Park and Macquarie Park. Take winding drives along the Botanists Way (Bells Line of Road) or via Pitt Town Road to Wisemans Ferry. Cross the River and then take the Webbs Creek ferry to St Albans village and historic Settler’s Arms Inn. Take a bushwalk along the Convict Trail a section of the Great North Road.
There are over 60 nurseries amongst the fruit orchards, hobby farms and antique and craft stalls in Baulkham Hills Shire making it a gardeners’ heaven.
Bobin Head on Cowan Creek, a tributary of the Hawkesbury River, has long been a favourite picnic spot.
Explore the Hawkesbury River on the water aboard ferries from Brooklyn, a river town near the Hawkesbury River Bridge.
Explore the Hawkesbury River on water aboard ferries along the river and particularity from Brooklyn, a river town near the Hawkesbury River Bridge. Catch the ferry to Dangar Island, hire a motor cruiser or houseboat or help deliver the mail while you explore the river on Australia’s last Riverboat Postman. This part of the River is known for its oyster farms.
Catch the ferry to Dangar Island, hire a motor cruiser or houseboat or help deliver the mail while you explore the river on Australia’s last Riverboat Postman.
Baulkham Hills. Tel 1300 884 881
Hawkesbury. Tel: (02) 4578 0233
Hornsby. Tel: (02) 9987 1809
Brooklyn Tel: (02) 9985 7064