Hawkesbury Valley

This vibrant rural valley once fed the young nation and has a long history as a base from which travellers can explore the wild country beyond the river.

Visitors can relax in a canoe on pristine waters cutting through dramatic sandstone gorges, browse amongst antique and craft shops, relax by the river, ride on a horse drawn cart or carry hurricane lanterns through convict cemeteries where ghosts of the past sing quietly.

Other attractions include local cafes and restaurants, hidden valley retreats and unique bed and breakfast accommodation.