The Hawkesbury Valley is known for its breathtaking rural landscapes, rolling hills and stunning views. A popular destination for locals and visitors alike, the region offers plenty of fun activities for couples to enjoy from cruising the Hawkesbury River to sampling amazing local wines. With its beautiful scenery, excellent food, and abundance of outdoor activities on offer, it’s easy to see why this region is such a popular destination for couples.
With over 100 newly refurbished rooms and contemporary suites to choose from, Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley is the perfect choice for a comfortable couples’ stay. Fall asleep in beds topped with plush bedding and fluffy pillows – then wake up to a complimentary full breakfast buffet. Enjoy free Wi-Fi and take full advantage of our on-site leisure facilities, including a heated indoor pool, a fully equipped gym, an exquisite day spa, and tennis courts.
For delicious dining options, Harvest Restaurant serves up a feast using perfectly matched flavours and locally sourced ingredients. Couples looking to enjoy a more relaxed yet intimate meal will appreciate restaurant-quality food delivered directly to their room with In-room Dining – the perfect way to relax after a fun day of enjoying the best activities and attractions in the region.
To help kickstart your itinerary planning, here are 7 fun activities for couples when staying at Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley.
1. Take on the Treetops at Yarramundi
Treetops Adventure Yarramundi is an outdoor experience like no other. Located at the foothills of the beautiful Blue Mountains, this high-flying, eco-friendly adventure park offers something for everyone. From ziplining through the treetops to harnessed tree climbing and abseiling, Treetops Adventure Yarramundi is one of the most fun activities for couples to enjoy.
For those who are looking for a bit of relaxation amongst the fun, Treetops Adventure Yarramundi offers breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape from its many platforms and vantage points. Soak up beautiful views of the rainforest canopy from a whole new perspective before hurtling down high-speed ziplines and jungle swings. After a heart-pounding hour or two, refuel at the onsite cafe or restaurant, or make your way to the picnic and BBQ area.
Located just a 15-minute drive from Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley, Treetops Adventure Yarramundi is the perfect place for couples to make the most of the region’s natural beauty while getting their fill of adventure. Note that Treetops is temporarily closed. Please check the official website for updates on reopening.
2. Jet Ski Safari on The Hawkesbury River
For those looking for fun activities for couples, look no further than the ultimate jetski safari on the Hawkesbury River. This exhilarating tour is perfect for thrill seekers. Experience one of the most beautiful locations in Sydney – the Hawkesbury – and pick a package that best suits your needs. Either a 60-minute (20 km), 90-minute (40 km), and 150-minute (80 km) option.
The tour starts with a safety briefing and instructions on how to operate the jet ski. Then, you’ll hit the open water where you’ll speed through some of the most stunning scenery in the region. No licence or experience is needed, making this an adventure that anyone can enjoy.
Jet Skis can be shared by twin riders, meaning you can enjoy the ride together. Tours depart from Hawkesbury River Marina, and a guide will accompany you the entire way, ensuring safety and offering insights into the area. You’ll also have a few opportunities to jump off your jetski for some swimming or fishing depending on the weather conditions, with a stop at Spencer for lunch – so bring your appetite. A Jetski Safari on the Hawkesbury River is an unforgettable experience set to leave you with lasting memories of this incredible part of Australia!
3. Explore The Mooney Mooney Oyster Farms
Searching for fun activities for couples to enjoy in NSW? Look no further than Sydney Oyster Farm Tours in Mooney Mooney. This one-of-a-kind tour offers visitors a chance to explore the natural beauty of the Hawkesbury while learning how oysters are farmed – with a chance to sample deliciously fresh seafood.
Cruise along the river and into Broken Bay oyster farm, where you’ll gain fascinating insights into oyster farming – from how they’re cultivated to harvesting techniques. If you’re a lover of shellfish, you’ll know that there’s no better way to fully appreciate their freshness than getting to sample some right from the source. Choose between 3 unique tours where you’ll get to enjoy between 12 to 18 freshly shucked oysters, in-water sampling, gourmet seafood lunches, oyster opening masterclasses and much more.
Located less than a 50-minute drive from Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley, Broken Bay Oyster Farm checks all of the right boxes for those searching for fun things to do with their partner. Immerse yourself in the tranquillity of nature and savour some of the freshest oysters you’ll ever taste. An unforgettable experience for couples looking for a unique day out.
4. Wild Cat Conservation Centre
If you’re looking for an amazing day out, you’ll definitely want to pay a visit to the Wild Cat Conservation Centre in Hawkesbury Valley. Home to a variety of beautiful wild cats, this centre is a must-see for nature lovers looking for something a little bit special. Get up close and personal with 40 of nature’s most majestic feline species, including servals, clouded leopards, cheetahs and more in their natural habitats.
Located just a short 10-minute drive from Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley, The Ultimate Wild Cat Package is the perfect way to experience Australia’s amazing wildlife. With no fences getting in the way, you’ll be able to get closer to some of the fastest and cutest animals in Australia. At Wilberforce Wild Cat Conservation Centre, you’ll learn more about smaller wild cat species and the conservation efforts behind the scenes. So if you’re looking for an unforgettable Australian wildlife experience, don’t miss out on the Ultimate Wild Cat Experience Package.
- Accommodation at Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley.
- 3-course dinner for two at Harvest Restaurant.
- All-you-can-eat gourmet buffet breakfast.
- Private tour for 2 people at the Conservation Centre.
5. Hawkesbury Wine Tasting
When it comes to fun things for couples to do, what better way to spend a day than sampling homegrown wines on the edge of the Hawkesbury River? Discover a rich and illustrious history at Jubilee Vineyard Estate – a place where a piece of Australian viticulture history has been reborn.
Step back in time and sip on sumptuous wines crafted from grape varieties that have been cultivated on the land since 1882, bringing almost 150 years of winemaking knowledge to the table (and the bottle). From Chambourcin to White Shiraz, explore a range of unique flavours handcrafted at one of NSW’s most treasured vineyards.
Located a 1-hour drive from Sydney and just 15 minutes from the historic town of Windsor – Jubilee Vineyard Estate is an ideal place for couples to relax, unwind and get closer together over a glass or two of vino. Cellar door hours are from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Saturdays and Sundays with private booking available.
6. Enjoy a picnic at Cattai Wetlands Reserve
Located in Sydney’s Hills District and just 20 minutes from Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley, Cattai Wetlands Reserve offers a unique and tranquil setting for couples to reconnect and enjoy each other’s company. Explore the reserve on one of the many walking trails, providing stunning views of Cattai Creek and its wetlands.
The wetlands are also ideal for birdwatching enthusiasts – with over 100 species spotted within the area such as magpie-larks, black-shouldered kites and even lace monitors. With so much beautiful nature around you, it’ll be hard not to stop every now and then just to take it all in.
After working up an appetite from your walk, why not enjoy a picnic together? Set up at one of the many nearby picnic spots or bring out a blanket and throw it down on your own private spot near the water – perfect for an alfresco lunch or sunset dinner for two. Cattai Wetlands Reserve is the perfect spot for couples to escape and reconnect with each other. Spend some quality time exploring the natural beauty of Cattai Creek while creating memories that will last a lifetime.
7. Go Slow on The Hawkesbury Paddlewheeler
The Hawkesbury Paddlewheeler is a fun and unique way to explore the Hawkesbury River, complete with a decent dose of nostalgia. For more than 35 years, the paddlewheeler has been offering guests inspiring river cruises, showcasing the region’s incredible beauty as you journey along its winding waterways. Once onboard, relax in comfortable seating while taking in the breathtaking views of the Hawkesbury Valley from up close.
The paddlewheeler’s onboard bar serves a range of refreshments including beer, wine, spirits and soft drinks – perfect for couples who want to sit back with a cold drink while they take in all that this stunning area has to offer.
Guests of the Hawkesbury Paddlewheeler can choose from a range of packages including lunch, Devonshire tea, and sightseeing cruises. Lunch cruises include a delicious buffet-style meal as well as commentary from your captain – upgradable to a Devonshire tea. For those wanting to explore the region without having to worry about meals, sightseeing cruises are available on Saturdays and Sundays. Currently departing from Wisemans Ferry Public Wharf, be sure to book online to avoid disappointment.
Hawkesbury Couples Accommodation
Book your next couples getaway at Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley and experience the region in absolute comfort and style. Unwind in 4.5-star accommodation and explore the best that the stunning Hawkesbury Valley has to offer while taking full advantage of our amazing leisure amenities.
Our Stay & Celebrate package offers the perfect way to make your special night away even more memorable. Enjoy a complimentary room upgrade with late checkout and breakfast included. Plus, choose an additional treat, with options including a celebration cake with balloons, chocolate-dipped strawberries accompanied by a bottle of sparkling wine, or something else of your choice. Book your next stay.