Sydney Hills Hawkesbury Overview
you fancy; a day lazing on a houseboat to be followed by a lavish
dinner at a riverside restaurant, and then to be rocked to sleep
in the cradle of Mother Nature; or kayaking the river and walking
secluded bush tracks; or maybe you just want a pleasant country
drive, visit a convict engineering feat, tour an historic home,
buy some fresh produce, or enjoy a sumptuous lunch at a nursery
café; all you need to do escape to The Hills. It’s
the best of nature mixed with the sparkle of cosmopolitan life
at Sydney’s door.
With the dubious honour of hosting Australia’s first rebellion
in 1804, The Hills district is now a vibrant, cosmopolitan centre
with modern shopping and entertainment precincts. A smorgasbord
of quality restaurants and cafes cover the region, which is also
considered the Bonsai capital of Australia. The leafy streets border
open bushland and the area hosts Sydney’s only State Forest.
The historic towns of Galston and Dural form a gateway to a myriad
of nurseries, fruit orchards, hobby farms and country crafts. In
the warmer months, roadside stalls offer a variety of fruit, vegetables
and flowers sold direct from the grower. These hamlets also hide
antique and craft stalls or boutique galleries where you can chat
with the artist at work.
Sydney Hills features many major events and festivals including
Music Amongst the Machines (February), Out of the Woodwork festival
(May), Orange Blossom Festival (September), Classic Car Regatta
(September), Hills Food & Wine Festival (October),
Cherrybrook Chinese Lantern Festival (October) and Arcadian Artists
Open Days (November).
As part of The Hawkesury, Sydney Hills has so much to offer.
For further information visitor the official Sydney Hills website.
Sydney Hills Hawkesbury
Annangrove - Arcadia - Baulkham Hills - Bella Vista
- Box Hill - Carlingford
Castle Hill - Dural - Galston - Glenhaven - Glenorie - Kellyville - Kenthurst
Maraylya - Middle Dural - Nelson
- North Parramatta - North Rocks
Northmead - Oatlands - Rouse
Hill - Vinegar Hill - West Pennant Hills - Winston Hills