DISCOVER THE HAWKESBURY REGION
Boating (Coming soon)
he Hawkesbury River is the longest coastal river in New South Wales. A vital source of water and food, it has a long Aboriginal history and was critical for the survival of the early British colony at Sydney. The Hawkesbury’s weathered shores, cliffs and fertile plains have also inspired generations of artists. It is surrounded by an unparalleled mosaic of national parks, including the second-oldest national park in Australia, Ku-ring-gai National Park. The warmest months are January & February reaching over 30 °C. In extreme summer heat waves the temperature can climb to more than 40 °C. February is the most humid month.
Less than an hour from Sydney, the tranquil Hawkesbury River flows past honeycomb-coloured cliffs, historic townships and riverside hamlets into bays and inlets and between a series of national parks, including Ku-ring-gai and Marramarra National Park.
Accessible by train, the riverside township of Brooklyn is a good place to hire a houseboat and explore the river. Further upstream, a narrow forested waterway diverts from the Hawkesbury and peters down to the chilled-out river town of Berowra Waters, where a handful of businesses, boat sheds and residences cluster around the free, 24-hour ferry across Berowra Creek.