The Hawkesbury region boasts beautiful world heritage locations, majestic rivers and more national parks than any other part of Sydney. The Hawkesbury is cradled by four gigantic parks - the 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.

Many people head straight up to the Blue Mountains to go hiking but we think the bushwalks around here are just as good!

Our favourite bushwalks can be found in our booklet Best Bushwalks Around the Hawkesbury (RRP$6).   This is available from the Hawkesbury Visitor Centre, 328 Hawkesbury Valley Way, Richmond or from the Hawkesbury Regional Museum, 8 Baker Street, Windsor.

And as a bonus we've put a few of our favourite ones up online (plus some new ones) so you can get out and enjoy the bush.


A peaceful, gentle track takes you around a freshwater lagoon that is a bird haven.  Longneck Lagoon is pleasantly surprising.  For details click here.

Colo River

A well graded track takes you deep into the wild Colo River gorge.  The Bob Turners Track is one of the best ways to access the remote river. For details click here

Grose Vale

A peaceful walk around the stunning lookouts of the Vale of Avoca.  Fabulous views of the Grose River Wilderness. For details click here.

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