Pub. 02 Aug 2020 / Upd. 09 Mar 2022

Experience the heritage

Experience the rich history of the Hawkesbury Valley.

The Australiana Pioneer Village | Wilberforce

Their New South Wales Heritage Listed Village is set on 28 acres of beautiful Picnic Grounds on the banks of the Hawkesbury River at Wilberforce.
The local NSW Heritage Listed buildings were saved from demolition in the late 1960’s and early 1970s and relocated to the site one at a time.
They now form an 1810 Village streetscape including a Church, Shearing Shed, Blacksmith’s shop, The Damper Camp and The Oxboro Inn (their two eateries).
They have shops within some of the buildings as well as a Railway Station, Post Office, Perry House – the House of the Shady Ladies, a Bank, Rose Cottage – the oldest timber dwelling in Australia, and many more.
The Village is run entirely by dedicated Volunteers and opens every Sunday.

Tobruk Sydney | Maroota

All visitors to Tobruk enjoy a unique and real Australian farm experience. Relax and enjoy the day as our stockmen guide you through an interactive and authentic outback experience, full of fun, good old Aussie humour and sumptuous food. Below are some of the Tobruk farm visit activities for you to enjoy.

  • Sheep Muster & Yardwork
  • Sheep Shearing
  • Whip Cracking Demonstration
  • Billy Tea & Damper
  • Whip Cracking & Boomerang Throwing Participation

Address: 5050 Old Northern Road, Maroota NSW 2756.

(02) 4566 8223
[email protected]

The Hawkesbury Paddlewheeler

The Hawkesbury Paddlewheeler has been operating from historic Windsor for many years. Located at the end of the Windsor road, at the foot hills of the Blue Mountains, on one of the oldest waterways in Australia.
Hosted by Ian Burns and his friendly crew, you will have an unforgettable journey, recreating the cruises of the 1800’s.
Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the Hawkesbury River and a first class meal, freshly prepared on board by their resident chef.

Address: Board at the Windsor Wharf (off Bridge Street, Windsor)

Phone: 0401 798 088

Ebenezer Church

Australia’s oldest church, est. 1809 as the first non-conformist then Presbyterian Church in Australia and a pioneer in education, beginning a school in 1810
Ebenezer Church in the Hawkesbury region was a winner at the Sustainable Cities Awards Dinner. The incredible and lengthy work undertaken by the Ebenezer Church Council to restore Ebenezer Church in Ebenezer was the winning entry of the NSW Heritage Branch Heritage Award.

Address: 95 Coromandel Road, Ebenezer.

Phone: 02 4579 9235

Rouse Hill House And Farm

Rouse Hill House and Farm is one of Australia’s most culturally important historic properties, not only for its artefacts, furnishings, buildings and gardens, but also because it is the most complete document of continuous family occupancy of a country house in New South Wales.
The property chronicles the changing fortunes of six generations of the one family and showcases an assortment of belongings and treasures.

Address: 356 Annangrove Road, Rouse Hill, NSW 2155

Phone: +612 9627 6777

Hawkesbury Regional Museum

The celestial globe that belonged to John Tebbutt, an internationally-renowned astronomer who lived his whole life in the Hawkesbury, to the diary kept by a member of HMAS Hawkesbury during World War II and recording the Japanese surrender. Not to mention that uniquely Hawkesbury creation, the flabbit.
The Hawkesbury Regional Museum is an award-winning purpose built museum, designed to provide optimal conditions for the display of objects and the comfort and convenience of visitors. Also on site is Howe House, an historic house that has been fitted out with furnishings and displays that reflect its many uses over more than 200 years of history.

Address: 8 Baker Street, Windsor

Phone: 02 4560 4655

Hours: Open 10am to 4pm (closed Tuesday)

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