The Hawkesbury has many wonderful bushwalking tracks for you to explore. Often people head to the Blue Mountains to go hiking but they think the bushwalks around the Hawkesbury are just as good, and much quieter!
The region is cradled by four gigantic national parks – Blue Mountains National Park to the west, Yengo and Dharug National Parks to the north and the mighty Wollemi National Park to the north-west.
Some areas that you may cover on your hike include the Colo River, Wisemans Ferry, Bowen Mountain, Grose Vale and Mount Wilson. Depending on your choice you will enjoy foothills, gorges, valleys, lookouts and swimming spots too.
The Hawkesbury caters for hikers of all levels – from novice to experienced.
Start planning your own adventure with the bushwalking locations that are available free on their website. If you are keen for more there is a comprehensive guide available so you can explore further.
Copies of the ‘Best Bushwalks Around the Hawkesbury’ are available from the Hawkesbury Visitor Information Centre, Richmond). The Centre is open seven days a week. This very popular guide details all you need to know to make your day in the bush memorable.
All of the walks are about an hour’s drive from Windsor or Richmond.