Hidden among the orange groves on the banks of the Hawkesbury River lies Cornwallis House, a unique luxury retreat ideal for small groups of families and friends looking to escape to the countryside yet stay close to the city.
Perfect for your next short stay, get together with friends, special milestone celebration, girl's weekend away, corporate retreat, or small wedding group. It's a great base for experiencing all that the Hawkesbury has to offer.
The charming contemporary house is elevated above the river and orchard, offering guests amazing 360 degree views over peaceful green farmlands. The massive wraparound verandas and large open plan indoor and outdoor entertaining area are so comfortable and relaxing you won't want to leave.
Sleeping eight in four bedrooms each with its own bathroom, you can enjoy space and privacy unmatched in the area. Come and discover the secret of Cornwallis for yourselves.
Riverside Oaks, a stunning setting and course layout across 587 acres of unspoilt natural bushland. It borders the Hawkesbury River and wildlife reserve with a reputation for quality that attracts golfers and visitors across Australia and around the world.
The 18 hole par 72 championship course is 6,311 metres long and is rated amongst the top resort courses in Australia. Immaculate presentation, expansive greens and world class facilities provides one of Sydney's finest resort courses.
The course layout is designed for golfers of all standards offering a challenging, rewarding game in a superb natural surround. Riverside Oaks has hosted many charity events and tournaments including The Australian TPC, The Australian PGA Championship, for three successive years and The NSW PGA Championships for two years.
An amazing a la carte restaurant has now opened called Bungool, which serves contemporary Australian cuisine. Open Thursday to Sunday - bookings essential.
Set on the majestic Hawkesbury River in Lower Portland, JAM Festival is a participative wakeboard and music festival. Fully licensed, this all ages event is Australia's biggest participative wakeboarding event.
With overnight accommodation, on site food, boat ramp and fuel sales, JAM Festival has everything for your ultimate weekend away.
The JAM Festival line up will see Australian DJ's and bands put on an outstanding show for festival goers.
Kurrajong Trails and Cottages is set on large acreage inside the Wollemi National Park with protected wetlands and abundant wildlife. Only one and a half hours drive from Sydney, the four self-contained cottages, each sleeping six, are ideal for families, groups and parties.
Canoes are ready for you to explore peaceful Wheeny Creek with deep swimming holes, fishing spots and sandy banks for picnics. Scenic walking tracks through the native bush, abundant with wildflowers in spring, offer views over the creek, wetlands and rugged Hawkesbury sandstone ridges.
Kurrajong Trails and Cottages have yards so you may bring your horse and ride along the creek flats. Bring your push bikes and ride along the three kilometre driveway.
The huge entertainment shed with kitchen, indoor and outdoor eating area, open fire, and gas barbecue are perfect for gatherings. Outdoor camp fireplace available in winter.
Koorawal B and B is a 1917 federation homestead. Come relax and enjoy the beauty and peace of 10.2 acres in Kurrajong. The property offers quality accommodation in a peaceful bush setting.
There are numerous animals on the property, and a full comprehensive cooked breakfast is included in tariff.
Enjoy the Hawkesbury beauty, hospitality, food and views. Escape from the city. ...
The Hawkesbury Riverside Tourist Park enjoys a quiet, rural setting on the Hawkesbury River.
Accommodation is available to suit all budgets. From camp /caravan sites to cabins to river houses, all are at an ideal location for water skiing weekends and for group or family getaways.
Hawkesbury Riverside Tourist Park enjoys absolute waterfront views. You'll find a barbecue area and picnic tables, swimming pool (summer only), a concrete boat ramp where guests are welcome to launch their boats from and sandy beach access to the Hawkesbury River....
Nestled on the beautiful Hawkesbury River is the Juniors Guest House Retreat.
Juniors on Hawkesbury has everything you need to sit back and unwind, including a fully licensed bar and plenty of outdoor activities to keep you occupied. If trying to fit everything in is not your style, it's also the ideal location to read that book you've always wanted to finish.
There's a vast array of facilities at the resort. With waterskiing, swimming, golf, tennis, volleyball, cricket, jogging, bush walking, snooker, table tennis and a television / video room just to name a few.
Bar service and delicious meals are available at a reasonable price.
What a way to relax and only 90 minutes from the heart of Sydney's central business district....
Billabong Retreat is a magical nature paradise near to Sydney, just 45 minutes away, yet it feels a million miles, offering health retreats, yoga retreats and meditation retreats.
The retreat is perched on an escarpment overlooking the Billabong, and full of hundreds of native Australian birds, animals, trees, and flowers. Offering all inclusive wellness, relaxation, and adventure retreat experiences that make you feel good. The retreats offer gourmet locally sourced organic wholefoods, yoga and meditation programs, mindfulness training, in house cinema, bushwalks, bike rides, art workshops, and cooking classes....
Purple Noon Gallery is set in the Hawkesbury region at the foot of the blue mountains. The gallery opened in November 2006 and has steadily developed into one of the finest galleries in regional New South Wales and Western Sydney with regular exhibitions and a permanent collection of both local art and sculpture, with a strong focus on artwork from leading, emerging, and Indigenous artists from around Australia.
The building was purpose built and has a special ambience that is warm and inviting and perfect for displaying a wide collection of fine artwork. The sparrow-picked sandstone walls, old timbers, leadlight windows and corrugated iron compliment each other to create a building that is aesthetically pleasing and perfect for displaying beautiful artwork.
The gallery represents exciting new and established artists from the Hawkesbury region and around Australia. An extensive exhibition program is held each year featuring both solo and mixed shows....
Ebenezer, an hour's drive north-west of Sydney, is located in the pretty Hawkesbury Valley. The town has several historic buildings worth visiting including Australia's oldest church. Nearby is Tizzana Winery set in a magnificent sandstone building built in 1887. Enjoy lunch, wine-tasting and even stay overnight in a luxurious room overlooking the valley. Many historic towns are nearby including Pitt Town, Windsor, Wilberforce and Richmond.
Lynwood Country Club is situated at Pitt Town which is one of the five historic towns established by Governor Macquarie in 1810. It is located about 50 kilometres north west of Sydney.
Lynwood takes its name from historic Lynwood House, a colonial style house built circa 1814 and is located on the course property.
The 18 hole golf course is set on 230 undulating acres. It was designed by Graham Papworth, President of the Australian Golf Course Architects Association. The links style 6400 metres, 72 par layout takes advantage of many natural features, including undulations, wetlands and natural rough.
The course boasts a truly magnificent driving range, a practice green and short game range incorporating greens and bunker facilities. Most tees and greens are visible from the colonial style clubhouse veranda with sweeping panoramic views to the Blue Mountains as a backdrop....
Ebenezer Church is Australia's oldest church, established in 1809 at Ebenezer, New South Wales. It was the first Non-conformist, then Presbyterian, Church in Australia and was a pioneer in education in the colony, beginning a school in 1810.
The church is open each day, visitors can take a self-guided tour using pamphlets provided. The pamphlet contains information on the historic precinct of the church, cemetery, churchyard and the tree across Coromandel Road.
A visit to the Schoolmaster's House contains photographs and memorabilia on the church's interesting history.
Casual visitors may enjoy devonshire teas/coffees (lunch available for large groups only) and purchase locally made jams, craft, souvenirs and family and church history books.
Groups such as coaches, car and social clubs need to make bookings for teas/lunches. A talk on the fascinating history of Ebenezer Church is offered at no extra charge....
Tizzana is a romantic getaway, with a sense of history, in one of Windsor district's most outstanding buildings (circa 1887). A National Trust listed building with a Mediterranean feel, it was built of local sandstone and set in a peaceful valley that overlooks a pond of water lilies.
Tizzana is a unique working winery and vineyard with a fascinating contribution to early Australian viticulture. The luxury rooms are comfortably appointed with many extras to make your stay a memorable one.
Tizzana is just 15 minutes from Windsor, nestled in a valley on the Hawkesbury River, overlooking a lake of waterlilies and in walking distance of historic churches, vineyards and olive grove. The region is surrounded by National Parks including the Greater Blue Mountains National Park and Wollemi wilderness.
The Putty Road, one of the major routes to the Upper Hunter Valley vineyards, is also close by.
James Rose is the culmination of a passion for stylish, understated interiors and the extraordinary ability to restore a building back to its former glory. Together the husband and wife who run JamesRose have created beautiful spaces that you get to enjoy.
When you stay, you will see that nothing is uniform. Every living area has been lovingly designed to ensure your comfort. Unique pieces can be found throughout the rooms at each of the properties, giving them a level of warmth and comfort that you do not get in a hotel room.
Step outside and the building that you are staying in is as unique as the rooms inside it. Stop for a minute and imagine the stories that these charming and exceptional buildings could tell you.
JamesRose wants where you stay to be as special as what you do, when you get the opportunity to get away....
Overlooking the beautiful Hawkesbury River, and just 90 minutes pleasant country drive from Sydney, Ferndale is a country retreat with a stunning location and modern conference centre. The perfect choice for a weekend getaway, a small sized conference or any occasion that demands a secluded venue offering amazing views, delicious cuisine, a range of recreational facilities and the option to enjoy exclusive use.
On-site facilities include: all weather tennis court, swimming pool and games room. There is a PGA rated golf course and several wineries within a short drive as well.
Delicious home cooked meals can be provided served in the charming Colonial dining room - overlooking the pool, with a log fire in the winter. Ferndale caters for all tastes from gourmet meals to barbecues and specialise in catering for all dietary requirements.
Set on 19 acres overlooking the Hawkesbury River, Coach House Hill Cottage at Lower Portland is only 75 minutes from Sydney CBD.
There is only one Cottage which features two double bedrooms and with four single day beds in the sun room to accommodate up to eight people.
A fully equipped kitchen, log fireplace, private heated spa, large TV with Netflix and free internet access are all provided at the Cottage.
It is the perfect place to visit when you want to get away to a relaxing adult retreat with fantastic views, great facilities and privacy in a peaceful bush setting....