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”.