A taste of country on Sydney's doorstep lays the charming Hawkesbury Valley. The country atmosphere at the historic towns of Windsor, Richmond and St Albans, and the quaint rural settlements of Kurrajong, Bilpin, Lower Portland, Ebenezer, Pitt-Town, Colo and Wisemans Ferry make up this picturesque area. Visit numerous antique and craft stalls, or spend time talking with a local artist at one of the boutique galleries.
The western end of the Hawkesbury River forms a peaceful boundary for the Sydney region, winding its way through the valley, dotted with charming hideaways and B and B's. Join a tour of the nearby glow warm caves or for the more adventurous try abseiling or canyoning with a local tour operator. Stop and enjoy a wine at a historic Winery, try gourmet goat’s cheese or visit one of the numerous orchards and pick your own fresh fruit to take home with you.