Welcome to the Hawkesbury Valley a rural community just 45 minutes northwest of Sydney with a population of 65,000. The twin towns of Windsor founded in 1788 situated at the base of the Blue Mountains and Wollemi Park Reserve on the banks of the Hawkesbury River, and Richmond only 6 minutes away founded in 1795, are the commercial centres of the valley. The diversity of the area with its extensive range of historic, agricultural, art, sports grounds and military attractions makes the valley an interesting place to visit suiting people from all walks of life with varied interests.
Hawkesbury Race Club Motel is the Hawkesbury's best kept secret! Located in the park like grounds of the Hawkesbury Race Club - just minutes from historic townships of Richmond and Windsor - this motel offers affordable luxury for singles, couples and families.
Situated off the main road, Hawkesbury Race Club Motel offer the perfect, quiet place to relax and unwind. The East Wing offers expansive views of the racecourse and of the surrounding Blue Mountains. The West Wing offers view across the gardens and Miracle Lodge Racing Stables.
Hawkesbury Race Club Motel offers 30 luxuriously appointed rooms with a mix of king, queen and twin configurations. Deluxe Suites and Spa Suites are also available. Additional beds and cots are available on request.
They look forward to assisting you at Hawkesbury Race Club Motel - where your personal comfort and exceptional service are equally assured.
Lutanda's Yarramundi Centre is located on the Nepean River in the picturesque Hawkesbury Valley. The site is perfect for large groups and outdoor events, and the cabins can host up to 120 guests. Hit the pool, learn to canoe, face "The Tower" or take up an Archery challenge. In this rural setting you can wake up to the sounds of the bell birds, and go to sleep under a blanket of stars.
Lutanda Yarramundi has an auditorium complete with PA and audio visual equipment and a games room.
Activities available at Lutanda Yarramundi - canoeing, flying fox, raft building, archery, crate stack, initiatives courses, low ropes, orienteering, bush walking, wilderness treks, abseiling, bush cooking, navigation and bush craft.
Excellent venue for school camps, church and youth camps, retreats and conferences, community and sporting camps, team building and leadership programs, corporate packages or day excursions....
Located in a bush setting with views overlooking the Hawkesbury River, Hawkesbury Heights YHA is a perfect place to stay and explore the beauty of the mountains.
This hostel is like staying in a large home - all rooms are twin share, there is a well equipped kitchen and lounge. There is a big outdoor area with barbecue, garden furniture and great views.
This YHA has been built as an eco friendly hostel with solar electricity and hot water, an open fire and an eco friendly toilet. Visitors are encouraged to carry out practices which do not harm the immediate environment.
This hostel can be booked exclusively under YHA's Rent a YHA scheme.
Purpose-built YHA hostel accommodation with great city skyline views in a bush setting. Eco-friendly, with solar electricity. Gas BBQ and outdoor seating area and wood fire inside for cosy evenings. Explore the national park with terrific walking and biking nearby, or just relax and unwind; book out the hostel exclusively (under Rent a YHA scheme).
The weekly Richmond Good Food Market is a family business that was developed to help get great produce to great people. The market is held at Richmond Park on Saturdays from 8am to 1pm. It allows locals, tourists, farmers and producers to come together and celebrate the beautiful produce and strong history of the Hawkesbury....
Enniskillen Orchard is situated in the picturesque Grose Valley, just over an hour from the Sydney city centre and a simple ten minute deviation from Bells Line of Road. It offers visitors to the Hawkesbury District a unique and unforgettable rural experience.
As founding members of Hawkesbury Harvest, John and Trish Maguire are committed to retaining the rural business and way of life by encouraging visitors to take part in and savour Enniskillen Orchard’s offering.
A perfect destination for tour groups, a family day trip or to pop in for a cappuccino and your fruit and veggies, Enniskillen Orchard caters to all guests.
Bring a picnic and cook your own barbecue or purchase some light refreshments from the café. Alternatively, sample local fruits before you purchase, tour the herb garden or simply take in the view....
Western Sydney University Village, located on the University's Hawkesbury campus, offers year round short stay accommodation for tourists, groups and independent travellers. Located amongst 1,500 hectares of bushland, the Village is a peaceful getaway for those looking to get out of the Sydney city.
Each villa features four single bedrooms, one bathroom, an open-plan kitchen and a combined living and dining area. You can book a whole four bedroom villa or one or more single rooms in a shared villa....
Escape to peaceful serenity. Hermitage Cottage is ideal for one or two couples, a private cottage at the end of a quiet country lane.
Located only one hour from Sydney, nestled in the foothills of the Blue Mountains close to Kurrajong Village. There is a large garden and 32 hectares of your own valley to explore.
Relax, unwind and enjoy the peace....
Richmond is sited at the beginning of the scenic Bells Line of Road, a popular tourist drive providing access to the Blue Mountains and Wollemi National Park.
Richmond's town centre hosts a magnificent park and many of its historic buildings are still in use today. It is also home to Western Sydney University, polo fields and eclectic shops. If you drive to the end of town and through an arbour of trees, Pughs Lagoon will be revealed; an idyllic spot for picnics, fishing and watching black swans and a wonderful array of bird life.
Experience fine food and wine at one of Richmond's excellent restaurants or cafes. While you are in the area come and see the Richmond Air Base from the Hawkesbury Visitor Information Centre and watch planes from the cafe while children are entertained in the playground. ...
The Trees Adventure Grose River Park is one of the ultimate Treetop experiences in New South Wales.
It features exciting and challenging courses that become increasingly difficult as you climb higher into the canopy, which means that you can find the right level to suit you between two metres to more than 20 metres for the thrill seekers. You will be swinging, leaping, climbing and flying through the forest, during two hours.
This will suit all the family from four year olds to 75 years and over, with 10 courses, 110 challenges and 19 flying foxes - the longest more than 100 metres.
Going from one tree to the next you will hear the sound of the Bell Birds, watch the Sea Eagle family soar overhead while the Kookaburras laugh whilst you have fun in the trees....
At the Richmond Stamp, Coin and Collectables Fair there will be an interesting variety of philatelic and numismatic material available to purchase from Clubs and Dealers (from NSW and ACT). Sale tables will include Stamps and Covers, Australasia, Pacifics, World, Thematics, Cinderellas, accessories, and Club Circuit Books. Also a good range of ephemera and vintage tins.
Activities at the show will include Club Exhibit and raffle.
There will be a P Stamp Cover, Booklet and Overprinted Miniature Sheet as souvenirs.
There will be food and drinks available for refreshments.
Located 100 metres from East Richmond Train Station. Free off street parking is available.
The Fair is held twice per year. The April Fair will be at Richmond NSW, and the August Fair will see a change of venue to East Kurrajong School of Arts....
The Collectors' Plant Fair will be held at the historic Hawkesbury Race Club, Clarendon, NSW. Clarendon is between Richmond and Windsor.
The fair showcases 50 specialist nurseries selling distinctive and hard-to-come-by plants, books and garden accessories. There is also an inspiring speaker program.
Participating Nurseries and the Speaker Program will be announced on the web site....
The Hawkesbury Valley is one of the oldest Australian settlements and first explored by Governor Phillip in 1789. The Hawkesbury racing pioneers fashioned a race course from 200 acres of virgin bush land in 1865 which led to the first race meeting being conducted on the course in 1871. This racecourse has been in continuous use for over 135 years.
The beauty of the race track, set to the backdrop of the Blue Mountains and the grandstand showcasing the scenic panorama of the Grose Valley, is a true testament of foresight of the racing pioneers....
Sydney Trial Riding Centre is located just 40 minutes from Sydney's Central Business District, easily accessible from the M7 Motorway.
The magnificent 400 acre property on the grounds of the prestigious Sydney Polo Club, is the perfect horse riding destination for the whole family. They offer relaxed, supervised trail rides with qualified instructors who have years of professional experience. The horses are suitable for every rider, from the true beginner to the more advanced, competitive rider.
All guests will be given an introduction to go through the safety rules and most of all, get to know your horse.
Sydney Trail Riding Centre offers you a unique experience - you can come and meet horses from shows such as The Saddle Club, McLeods Daughters, A Place To Call Home, and movies such as The Great Gatsby, The Water Diviner, Pirates of the Caribbean, Thor and many more.
Where else can you ride 'The Horses of Showbiz'?
For more information please visit the web site, or find them on Facebook....
Spicers Sangoma Retreat is currently closed for refurbishment, which will include the addition of 2 new Luxury Bush Suites, a general refresh of existing rooms and facilities and a major focus on landscape design.
We look forward to welcoming guests back to experience the refreshed Sangoma Retreat from the 1st September 2016.
If you have any inquiries on dates or to make a booking from September, please give Spicers reservations team a call on 1300 352 190....