A little bit of country in amongst the hustle and bustle of the city with comfortable and relaxed accommodation.
Active Holidays Sydney Hills is a surprisingly quiet and relaxed place to stay when you visit this amazing city of Sydney. They offer fully self-contained cabins and units, caravan, motor home and camping sites.
Located in the centre of the Sydney basin you will be only a day trip away from the city attractions, Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury Valley, Central Coast and South Coast. The city is easily accessible via a direct bus from the gate. Their aim is to provide a clean and tidy park along with friendly and caring service....
Bring the children to the Golden Ridge Animal Farm for hands on farm fun.
Hold baby chicks, ducklings and rabbits, milk the cow and bottle feed baby lambs and kids. Go for a farm walk to feed the sheep and goats with bread and see all the other farm animals. Ride a pony or donkey.
Located in the Hills district at Dural only 35 minutes from the city. Buy your lunch at the coffee kiosk (weekends and school holidays) and stay for a picnic.
A great place to have a birthday party. Mobile farms also available to travel to you for your event or party.
Our “Art Trail” takes you through Dural, Galston, Arcadia, Fiddletown and Berrilee and has enticed the people of Sydney, Blue Mountains, the south and north coast of New South Wales and beyond to experience the special talent exhibited by our Australian artists. All work is handmade by our exhibitors.
This year we are excited to be including two new private Studios along our “Trail”. Both these Venues are in the Galston area.
On the weekend of November 12th and 13th, bring along family and friends. Drive through the beautiful semi-rural area of Sydney’s Hornsby and the Hills Shire’s. You will be captivated by the work presented along the trail visiting eight (8) private studios opening for the weekend. There will be over 50 artists exhibiting, many of whom will be demonstrating their skills.
Entry is free. Visitors are given the exclusive opportunity to view and purchase unique artworks from their creators. The works available include such items as Paintings, Printmaking, Sculpture, Glass, Mosaics, Ceramics, Textiles, Felt work, Jewellery, Leather, Timber work, Book making and handmade Shoes....
Sydney Hills Visitor Interpretation Centre is located on the site of Roughley House and The Pines in Dural.
The visitor centre is managed by Hills, Hawkesbury and Riverlands Tourism Association and is staffed by passionate tourism volunteers. The centre is where you can access information on the history of the Great North Road and local history as well as maps, local accommodation, drives, tourist attractions, dining, events, free things, conference/wedding venues as well as shopping, pubs/clubs et cetera. The volunteers are happy to assist you any way they can so come on down and say hello!
Roughley House is a colonial heritage listed homestead that was established in 1856 and has been passed through generations of the Roughley family throughout the years, the property is now owned by Hills Shire Council. Group tours of Roughley House are available, contact the centre for times and bookings....