The vast Hawkesbury Region stretches from the Gateway of the Hawkesbury River,
encompassing the Hawkesbury Heartland and Highland, Hawkesbury Valley, and the
Sydney Hills region.
Just over an hours drive north-west of Sydney and nestled
at the foothills of the Blue Mountains region is the
Hawkesbury Valley, a region discovered by Governor
Arthur Phillip in 1789 on his search for fertile farmland. Today, there are a
number of preserved and restored historical buildings that are still in use.
There is something for everyone in the Hawkesbury, adventure and general tour
activities, bush walking and national parks, boating and fishing, exploring the small villages and towns, history, and much
Known as the food basket for Sydney, the Hawkesbury region grow a large number
of produce that can be found for sale at stalls along the roads throughout the
valley. Some of the orchards are also open to visitors to pick their own. There
are boutique cheesemakers and wineries, as well as a number of artisans living
and working in the region.
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In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local
tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local
maps and other information.