Hawkes­bury TOURISM

Hills to Hawkesbury Living Magazine - - Community News -

The Hawkes­bury re­gion boasts beau­ti­ful world her­itage lo­ca­tions, ma­jes­tic rivers and more na­tional parks than any other part of Syd­ney. The Hawkes­bury is cra­dled by four gi­gan­tic parks - the Blue Moun­tains Na­tional Park to the west, Yengo and Dharug Na­tional Parks to the north and the mighty Wollemi Na­tional Park to the north-west.

With the weather cool­ing down it’s a great op­por­tu­nity to get out and ex­plore the bush at our doorstep. The tem­per­a­tures are be­com­ing more pleas­ant, there still is plenty of day­light and the bush is look­ing fresh af­ter re­cent rain.

Many peo­ple head straight up to the Blue Moun­tains to go hik­ing but the bush­walks around here are just as good and often a lot qui­eter and more pris­tine. No need to bat­tle to find a spot to park your car or drive for hours to get to the start of a track.

The Hawkes­bury Vis­i­tor In­for­ma­tion Cen­tre at Rich­mond stocks the best­selling Best Bush­walks Around the Hawkes­bury. At only $6 this very pop­u­lar guide de­tails all you need to know to make your day in the bush mem­o­rable.

Vis­i­tor Cen­tre Co-or­di­na­tor Mary Har­ris, a bush­walker with over 35 years walk­ing ex­pe­ri­ence, wrote the guide and walked the routes mul­ti­ple times. “All the tracks have dif­fer­ent per­son­al­i­ties and are suit­able for peo­ple with dif­fer­ent lev­els of bush­walk­ing ex­pe­ri­ence” Mary said. And what would be her pick for a good walk do in au­tumn? “You can’t go past some of the walks up at Wise­mans Ferry at this time of year. For a walk with con­vict his­tory and great views of the Hawkes­bury River the cir­cuit walk along the Great North Walk Road up Devines Hill to­wards Finchs Line is a great walk suit­able for the cooler months”.

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