WELCOME TO HAWKESBURY VALLEY
The next generation will progress Hawkesbury Valley Heritage Tours into the future as our daughter, Narelle, takes the business over and uses her professional tour guiding, arts and heritage expertise to maintain existing tours and introduce new and exciting tours for you to enjoy, including specialty small group tours.
Welcome to Hawkesbury Valley Heritage Tours, your ticket to seeing all that the wonderful Hawkesbury has to offer. We are gradually starting up again after the trauma of bushfires and the impact of Covid19 and are accepting tour bookings for the coming months in line with stipulated Covid19 restrictions. As professional tour guides, we are here to show you the diverse delights of heritage, landscape, culture, agriculture, wineries and breweries throughout your travel journey. Take a moment to explore the various tour packages we offer and feel free to get in touch if you have any questions.
ARTISTS SITES, WINERIES, AGRICULTURE,
MOUNTAIN AND RIVER SCENERY
Experience the Hawkesbury with a seventh-generation descendant of early farmers and settlers. Visit...
historic buildings, artists painting sites, wineries, breweries,
the Macquarie towns of Windsor, Richmond, Pitt Town and Wilberforce
Australia's oldest church at Ebenezer
Macquarie Schoolhouse, Macquarie Arms Hotel
Wandin Valley sites from the television series A Country Practice
historic Rose Cottage at Wilberforce
RAAF Base Richmond (external)
Freemans Reach, Grose Vale and Kurrajong
As well as step-on guides for tourist coaches, social groups and service clubs, we provide guides for school groups, walking groups and self-drive groups. The flexibility of our tours also allows us to provide guides for special-interest groups … artists, family historians, horticulture and agriculture-interest groups.
What Past Clients Are Saying
Hawkesbury Valley Heritage Tours offers a flexible and unique variety of step-on guided tour packages, all promising that added personal touch. Our tours are the best value for money tours in the Hawkesbury and deliver a truly knowledgeable and authentic travel experience. Take a look at the sorts of step-on guided tours we offer below, and get in touch if you would like to learn how you can book a tour with us today. We can offer combined features of the standard tours to suit individual requests. Walking groups are welcome. Contact us for details.
HISTORY AND HERITAGE TOUR
Looking to experience spectacular river scenery with a local viewpoint? If you are interested in history and enjoy looking at Georgian, Victorian and Federation architecture and hearing about how our early settlers coped with floods, drought and devastation, then this tour is a great option for you. Sit back and take in the historic sites of Windsor, Wilberforce, Pitt Town and Ebenezer while driving through picturesque rural farmlands in the Hawkesbury Valley.
AGRICULTURE AND ARTISTS SITES
This trip is a delightful tour of the Hawkesbury that visits painting sites used by the artists Arthur Streeton, Julian Ashton, Charles Conder and many other artists. The tour includes the old Hawkesbury Agricultural College (now Western Sydney University) and a drive past magnificent polo horse studs with views of the rich farmlands and spectacular panoramic views of the Hawkesbury Valley. This tour includes a visit to a local farm shop with opportunity to purchase fruit, vegetables, jams, honey or preserves.
If you enjoy exploring old cemeteries and searching for the gravesites of your ancestors while hearing about the lives of the early settlers of the Hawkesbury region through flood, fire and drought then this is the tour for you. We arrange cemetery tours to suit genealogy groups, historical societies, school or university students and family groups. We can offer combined features of any of the standard tours to suit individual requests. Contact us for details.
We are planning additional tours to explore boutique wineries and other artisanal ventures. Contact us to learn more.
What a great, well-run tour delivered by very knowledgeable hosts. I learned so much about this very important historical area and had fun and met new people. Particularly enjoyed visiting areas relating to the very talented artist Greg Hansell. Highly recommend any of your tours. Mary, 27 October 2012
Marilyn, Ladies Probus Club of the Upper Blue Mountains, 2018
I can't thank you both enough for the wonderful day our members enjoyed on the 24 October. All the events, ie the morning tea at Ebenezer Church, the winery at Tizzana (that was very kind of you Geoff to stay on the bus and give the five people who couldn't come into the winery building, the history of Tizzana), the museum was a hit and everyone remarked on the wonderful installation. The cafe was another big hit with everyone commenting on the quality and freshness of the servings - outstanding. It was good to sit outside too and see the river close by.
Geoff was so knowledgeable about the areas we visited and it was incredible to see Pitt Town Bottoms, Friendship Creek and hear the story of what transpired there, also to see the first land grants and hear about the current farming taking place. The church at Windsor was a great finale and so beautiful and interesting. From first to last Geoff was very helpful to our driver, guiding him around the area. The trip was outstanding and I can't thank you enough for everything you both did with emails and planning the day. Best wishes for continuing success in your business.