Hawkesbury region is a hidden gem at Sydney’s doorstep. The Hawkesbury region has beautiful rural vistas, magnificent rivers and more national parks than any other part of Sydney. With 17 small towns and villages to explore, 5 rivers, it is a must see. For the family there is much on offer – quiet country roads, a magnificent 120km river to explore, historic buildings, amazing bushwalks, fabulous fruit picking, and of course coffee shops, local markets, a historic pioneer village and even a vineyard or two! Take a bushwalk, challenge yourself with rock climbing, or go for a trail ride, or swing from the trees like Tarzan, cycle in unique locations, hire a canoe, learn how to wakeboard or just find a spot by the river to have a picnic and swim. A cruise along the river is a must do, The Riverboat Postman cruise departs from the Brooklyn Wharf. Take in the magnificent scenery and the sights and sounds of riverside life as the skipper entertains you with stories. The Australiana Pioneer Village will absorb the whole family into the atmosphere and activities showing what life was like over 100 years ago. Check out the slower kind of lifestyle compared to today’s day and age. The kids will love the experience. You’ll be able to count on cosy and inexpensive accommodation, whether you prefer farmstays, camping or water parks. Come out for an afternoon drive or stay a few days. Discover the Hawkesbury - you’ll be surprised what you’ll find, with so many things for families to see and do.
Things to do in the area include: