Cloud 9 Ballooning 


From Pablo Cruise:

Whatcha gonna do when she says goodbye
Whatcha gonna do when she is gone
Whatcha gonna do when she says goodbye
Whatcha gonna do when she is gone

And all at once you're ready to hang it up
'Cause things didn't turn out the way you planned

     Rouse Hill House & Farm


 Wisemans Ferry Public Park


  Hawkesbury Canoe Classic

  Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens - Mount Tomah


  • So you're on the road and plans aren't quite what you expected. You need help -- a friendly face would be quite nice. Someone who would listen to your travails, your complaints -- someone who can tell you the backroads, the best trekking and where to put your kayak into the river.
  • So, "what'cha gonna do?" These friendly faces can't help with your love life, but they will have a solution to your travel dilemnas.
  • The staff at Hawkesbury Visitor Centre on Hawkesbury Valley Way (Richmond) work their magic with maps and directions, train and ferry schedules, a quiet little B&B and the shortest way to galleries and cellar doors. They have that friendly face and a big smile to correct a bad start to a planned or unplanned holiday!


  • Books and monographs about the area are available for purchase. Best Bushwalks around The Hawkesbury or Best Cycle Rides around The Hawkesbury are so reasonably priced.
  • And next door Pies-on-the-Go, the best pie shop (rumour has it) in the Hawkesbury makes up wonderful sweet and savory pies and cakes to die for. Try the cherry pie or the wonderful vanilla slice. 6AM - 3(ish)PM.

This is a staff who can solve most of your problems with a smile. Suddenly, the sunshine is smiling on your holiday!

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It's school holidays. You've been to the beach, the museum or maybe the zoo. But, 'what can we do' is still the plaintive cry around your house. 'I'm bored. What can I do? Can I invite Susie over? Or can I go to Jakie's house?'


Well, could the attractions in the Hawkesbury save your sanity? We give you a list and some of the activities. You don't have to listen to screaming Susie for an afternoon and Jakie's house is out of the question since the last playdate. He's a bad influence on even the best kids, which of course, yours are!


Here is our list:


Rouse Hill House & Farm, 353 Annangrove Road off Windsor Road is open every day through Sunday 29 January -- 10am - 4pm.  Fee. (02 9627 6777)


  • Farmyard tours at 11am.
  • School House, 'Ring the Bell' tour `12 noon.
  • Boomerang Decorate & Learn to Throw program is on from 10 - 11:30 (fee & bookings essential)  Sounds exciting! It's is fully supervised



And, your kids will love the newest additions to the farm. 




  • family activities
  • pony rides
  • carriage rides
  • explore old buildings
  • Australia Day activities







DON'T MISS THE OVERSIZED FLABBIT  . . . the Museum is it's home (we don't know if it is a girl or a boy?


   Is This Charming Creature Fact or fiction?

It will be a happier household with a few outings where kids can run around, throw a boomerang, and see just how shy sheep are! School is just around the corner!

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