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What to do over the weekend?

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What to do over the weekend?

Hi,

We are interstate travellers with an infant and will be staying at Hawkesbury Race Club Motel this weekend for a family engagement.

We don't have a lot of time for sight seeing, but can anyone recommend nearby places to visit while we are here? Any nice towns to visit? Good cafes? Etc... Have already booked in a massage at the Thalgo day spa!

cheers,

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1. Re: What to do over the weekend?

Windsor is quite nice to stroll around the shops & surrounding areas for an hour or so. Not sure how much time you have to explore much further, but there are some suggested drives in this link. The weather is forcast to be hot this weekend, so that might have an impact on your plans with a little one.

hawkesburytourism.com.au/windsor-heritage-bu…

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2. Re: What to do over the weekend?

Hawkesbury LGA is known for its bushwalks - most of the Local Government Area consists of national parks. Also, the area between Richmond NSW & Lithgow NSW, called Bells Line of Road, aka The Botanists Way (http://www.thebotanistsway.com.au/), has 90% of the flora-types growing there now that existed when white people colonised Australia, whereas only 10% of them growing in the Sydney basin then, now exist.

See the Hawkesbury City Council website for suggested bushwalks, as follows: www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au/services/tourism, click on 'Explore the Hawkesbury' in the left hand bar, then under the heading 'Information Sheets', click on the 'Hawkesbury Bushwalks' link to a pdf there.

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3. Re: What to do over the weekend?

Head up to Kurrajong .. particularly if you are interested in antiques - there are a couple of nice shops there. Lots of other smaller arty places, lots of cafes

then maybe go to the Mt Tomah Botanical Gardens for a picnic

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4. Re: What to do over the weekend?

Some places worth visiting

Ebenezer Church- Australia's oldest church about a 20 min drive

http://www.ebenezerchurch.org.au/index.htm

Tizzana winery-open weekends

www.winery.tizzana.com.au/cellardoor.html

Hawkesbury Paddle wheeler- Windsor

http://www.paddlewheeler.com.au

Bird in Hand Inn at Pitt Town- good for lunch, historic town

eatability.com.au/au/…

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5. Re: What to do over the weekend?

I think driving around the area and catching the free car ferries is great fun. You can put together quite a nice drive connecting up the various routes. Scenery is mostly rolling farmland with occasional river views. More info here, but consult a map for the details: hawkesburytourism.com.au/hawkesbury-ferry.ht…

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6. Re: What to do over the weekend?

This thread is 3 years old…..

I guess replying can top up the post count ;)

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