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Richmond - Cities, Towns and Localities
Located on the alluvial Hawkesbury River flats within the City of Hawkesbury LGA, and west of neighbouring Windsor, Richmond is considered one of Sydney’s outer suburbs.

Based at the foothills of the magnificent Blue Mountains, the Bells Line of Road starts in Richmond, winding its way over the Blue Mountains to finish in Lithgow.

It was in November, 1810 that Governor Macquarie set out to inspect the region in what is the western Sydney districts. Travelling with Mrs Macquarie and a group of aides and surveyors, the ‘tour of inspection’ followed along the Hawkesbury and Nepean Rivers, resulting in five settlements being surveyed, designated and named what is known collectively as the ‘Macquarie Towns’ – Windsor, Richmond, Castlereagh, Pitt Town and Wilberforce. Today, Richmond is the largest of these five towns.1

Check out our listing of Richmond accommodation, Hawkesbury accommodation and Western Sydney 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.

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Hawkesbury Visitor Information Centre - Clarendon
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Richmond Attractions

Bowman Cottage - DECC office
• NSW National Parks and Wildlife Services - Richmond
• 370 Windsor St, RICHMOND NSW 2753 • Ph: 02 4588 5247 or 02 4588 2400
• Provides information on local national parks.

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Richmond Distance

Distance to Richmond
• Following are some approximate distances by road to Richmond:
• Baulkham Hills 33
• Clarendon 4
• Ebenezer 19
• Hornsby 48
• Katoomba 56
• Kurrajong 11
• Mount Tomah 40
• Parramatta 41
• Penrith 23
• Sydney 62
• Vineyard 12
• Windsor 6
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
The Australian Automotive Motoring Associations also offer select access to travel trip planners.

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• Richmond Maps
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Richmond Other Links

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