Just over an hours drive north-west of Sydney and nestled at the foothills of
the Blue Mountains region is the Hawkesbury Valley.
Originally the home of the Darug Clan of the Aboriginal people, the region was discovered by Governor
Arthur Phillip in 1789 on his search for fertile farmland. Today, there are a
number of preserved and restored historical buildings that are still in use.
Known as the food basket for Sydney, the Hawkesbury region grow a large number
of produce that can be found for sale at stalls along the roads throughout the
valley. Some of the orchards are also open to visitors to pick their own. There
are boutique cheese makers and wineries, as well as a number of artisans living
and working in the region.
The Hawkesbury Valley is located in the larger
Hawkesbury River Region that include
the Hawkesbury River Gateway, Hawkesbury Highlands, Hawkesbury River Heartland,
and Sydney Hills Region.
Check out our listing of
accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information,
contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more
attractions, tours, local maps and other information.