Things to do around Hawkesbury, NSW

Travellarks, Things to do in the Hawkesbury

The Hawkesbury in New South Wales is well known for its quaint villages, fabulous farms where you’ll love picking your own growing produce, and market trails with great quality stone fruits, apples, oranges, vegetables and delicious honey.

It’s only about a 1 hours drive from Sydney to reach the Hawkesbury with it’s large number of wineries, boutique cider and spirits industry. You’ll also find thriving Art galleries, plenty of outdoor sporting opportunities and award winning restaurants staying in cosy accommodation with Travellarks.

Wellness & Pampering

Explore & Discover

  • Taste popular Bilpin Cider & Hillbilly Cider  
  • Galavant through Bilpin Blossum Farm – 1887 Bells Line of Rd, Kurrajong Heights 
  • Visit the garden lovers mecca at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah
  • Step back into history at the Kurrajong Radio Museum
  • Taste local wines at Bull Ridge Estate Winery – 430 Bull Ridge Rd, East Kurrajong NSW
  • Jubilee Vineyard Estate & Tizzana Winery, Crabtrees, O’Leary Walker
  • Get some retail therapy at Juan & Me, and Crazy Beautiful Life, Richmond at 332 Windsor St, Richmond NSW
  • Support local businesses in Hawkesbury cafes, galleries and shops 
  • Discover Richmond pools
  • Have a great night at Richmond Theatre
  • Be amazed at the centuries old buildings of St James Church of England, St David’s Presbyterian Church and the prefabricated Post Office from England
  • Have a schooner at Karu Distilleries
  • Gaze upon local artists work at the Hawkesbury Artist and Artisan Trail, the Hawkesbury Regional Gallery & Purple Noon Art Gallery  
  • Admire the flowers at Helleborus Downunder Bilpin at 13 Mountain Lagoon Rd, Bilpin NSW & Mount Wilson Garden
  • Make a new furry friend at the Alpaca Farm
  • Ride a stallion at Chapman Valley Horse Riding or the Hawkesbury Valley Equestrian Centre
  • Pick up another collectible or pick up some vintage favourites from the Old2Bold homewares, Kurrajong
  • Picnic spots at Bellbird Reserve and Agnes Banks Nature Reserve
  • Golfing at Riverside Oaks 
  • Ten pin bowling at South Windsor, Richmond
  • Devonshire tea on the Hawkesbury and Nepean Belle Paddlewheeler 
  • Bush walk, cycle, even go hot air ballooning!
  • Take a scenic drive to Katoomba and Leura
  • Join the Belmont House History Tour (North Richmond)
  • Be stirred at the Ghost Territory Tours; Paranormal Investigation
  • Visit Howe House Windsor
  • Back a winner at the Hawkesbury Horse Racing
  • Take in the art at Leonardo da Vino
  • Take a walk through the Wildwood Garden Spring
  • Don’t miss the Wildwood Garden Camellia Show (August)
  • Hawkesbury Artist and Artisan Trail – Hawkesbury Regional Gallery
  • Pick sunflowers at Glenbernie Family Farms, 610 Bells Line of Rd,  Kurmond
  • Explore the pretty local village of Kurrajong with many café’s and shops. It has a small supermarket, chemist, bottle store, P.O and divine little bakery as well as an excellent deli (delicious cheeses and ham)
  • Take the Waterfall Walk ‘Bulcamatta falls’ or cycle easy to challenging trails from burralow creek
  • Enjoy the excitement of Katoomba, the 3 Sisters and world steepest railway track with panoramic views at www.scenicworld.com.au
  • Play a round of golf @ The Sebel: Golf Club. Call 02 9676 888| View: www.windsorgolfclub.com.au
  • Relish a pie at Bilpin Pie in the Sky
  • Or apple pick at Bilpin and take some home. Call (02) 4567 1294
  • Check out a flick at Richmond Regent Twin Cinema with a great range of movies during the day and evening. www.richmondregent.com.au
  • Trees Adventures for all ages at Grose River Park | ph: (02) 4776 1226
  • Relax at Wheeny Creek with a small beach area is always popular with something for everyone, just sit and read a book or let the kids build a sand castle

Good Eats

Foodies

Retail Escapes

  • Richmond Marketplace
  • Regional Art Gallery
  • Juan & Me
  • Crazy Beautiful Life, 332 Windsor St, Richmond
  • Annual Ebenezer Art & Craft Fair Show (usually August) 
  • Old2Bold homewares, Kurrajong located at 1352 Kurmond Rd, Kurmond
  • Shopping in Richmond – this little town has seen an impressive number of high profile film productions and the location for Mel Gibson’s critically acclaimed, ‘Hacksaw Ridge (2016) and Underbelly: A tale of Two Cities (2009). ‘Children of the Corn’ (2020) and Baz Lurhmann’s, ‘The Great Gatsby’ (2013) were also filmed in Richmond as well as shooting on-location at the Sydney Polo Club
  • Purple Noon Art Gallery

If you’ve decided the Hawkesbury sounds like an amazing holiday destination, why not browse our Stays with a WOW accommodation options in the Hawkesbury. 

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  • Simone
    29 June 2022 10:29 am

    Its’ what everyone aspires to, Right!!

  • Simoné Stefansson
    15 June 2022 7:03 pm

    What a fabulous introduction for the first visitor to the Hawkesbury region.

    • Therese Waddell
      16 June 2022 8:07 am

      Thankyou Simone and what fabulous accommodation you have at Chalet de Tranquilite in Kurrajong! Perfect for friends and families and your attention to guests is amazing. We’ve had so many great comments about your skills in your Tablescaping service for their smaller celebrations! And you involve your local community of artisans so well. You go way above and beyond for guests in general. Thankyou Simone!

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