Calabash Bay Lodge is a boutique luxury retreat for the discerning traveller in a unique and exemplary water access only location on the Hawkesbury River. Unlike other destinations further afield, we offer a unique experience of the Australian wilderness and absolute waterfront way of life only a heartbeat away from the bustling national metropolis of Sydney only 1 hour to the south.
Calabash Bay Lodge is surrounded by 360 degrees of riverfront national park. The pristine eucalypt bush and 200 million year old Hawkesbury sandstone cliffs that ring Calabash Bay Lodge offer an unparalleled nature based luxury escape.
Calabash Bay Lodge is a non-smoking property.
With easy access to the M2 and F3, this hotel is only minutes from Hornsby shopping centre, beautiful National Parks, the Hawkesbury River and Berowra Waters. The hotel is 25 minutes from the city centre and 15 minutes from Parramatta. The thriving business districts of Pennant Hills and Castle Hill conveniently surround the hotel.
Perched on the shoreline of the sparkling waters of Berowra Creek with spectacular views across the river, and nestled in a picturesque setting surrounded by rambling cliffs and tranquil bushland, Amaroo Lodge is set in a truly romantic and wonderful location.
Awaken to the sounds of native bushland and feast on the glorious view from your sun-kissed private terrace which looks out over your small private beach caressed by gentle waves. Out on the open water boats gracefully bob upon the shimmering turquoise water. Perfumed by the rich smell of eucalypts and the faint salty breeze of the Hawkesbury, Amaroo Lodge is a delighting experience for all the senses.
Accessible only by boat, Amaroo Lodge is located in a secluded corner of Berowra Creek. Enjoy the steps down to your small private sandy beach....
Lisgar Gardens covers an area of 2.4 hectares (six acres).
The site was originally purchased in 1917 by Max Cotton (1887 to 1967) from his brother Leo, specifically for the purpose of creating the gardens. In 1967, Hornsby Shire Council purchased the property, naming it Lisgar Gardens.
Built on a steep hillside, the gardens' different levels were created by the construction of sandstone block walls. By 1950, the gardens were planted with rhododendrons, azaleas, gardenias and other exotics in harmony with native trees and ferns, highlighting the seventy two varieties of camellias.
Some of the original camellias still exist in the gardens today and are now over fifty years old. The gardens now boast over ninety varieties of camellias, a covered pavilion for weddings and other celebrations, a shade house containing the fish ponds, a gazebo, three waterfalls, informal lawn areas, picnic tables, and a rainforest walk....
The Ascot Motor Inn provides a modern, comfortable standard of accommodation at an affordable price. A Wahroonga landmark, conveniently located at Pearce's Corner at the end of F3 freeway.
The Ascot Motor Inn provides a selection of rooms including double, deluxe, twin, and family rooms. All rooms have en suite bathrooms and Foxtel television channels....
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....
The Pink Cook is an exciting new place to build your confidence in the kitchen. Whether you are new to cooking or an experienced cook wanting to learn a new skill, The Pink Cook has something for everyone.
Classes are small to ensure everyone gets the most out of The Pink Cook experience.
Spend time cooking or on a food tour with The Pink Cook and learn the secrets to enjoying time in the kitchen....
Wine Country Tours will collect you from your Sydney accommodation, or from within the vineyards, in a comfortable air-conditioned mini coach.
On arrival into the Hunter Valley Wine Country, enjoy morning tea and coffee and light nibbles at a cafe in the vineyards.
Your host, Richard Everett, is the only Oenologist (winemaker) conducting wine tours in Australia and with more than 40 years experience in the wine trade then you get an insider's perspective into the Hunter Valley's unique wines.
Visit the Hunter's best cellars, where Richard will host you through comprehensive sit-down private tastings of their top wines, including some aged vintages not available to the public.
The itinerary for the day is flexible to account for your particular interests.
Lunch is at either the award-winning the Muse Kitchen at the Keith Tulloch winery, or at the Esca Restaurant at the Bimbadgen winery.
After lunch and further private wine tastings you will be returned to your accommodation.
You will learn a lot about fine Australian wines on the day from a real 'wine expert' in a very personal ambience....
The Retirement Expo has been setup for retirees who are considering making the move to a retirement village, or who are interested in gathering information about the many retirement villages, over 55s resorts and aged care facilities that are available.
Each expo provides an opportunity for people to meet with representatives from many different retirement villages and over 55s resorts, all offering different levels of care, all under the one roof, in a neutral environment and without obligation. These expos are totally dedicated to retirement villages, over 55s resorts and aged care.
For retirees, the decision to make the move from the family home to a retirement village or over 55s resort is one that many probably dread, and yet happily settled village residents frequently wonder why they have not made the move earlier....