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  1. Hillbilly Cider Shed

    Taste the honest earthiness of all-natural crushed cider from famous Bilpin apples at the new Hillbilly Cider Shed, at Shields orchard. The rustic shed is located on a working orchard overlooking the apples trees. Here you can meet cider-m…

  2. Hornsby Mountain Bike Trail

    Enjoy 6km of white-knuckle mountain bike riding through picturesque bushland in Old Mans Valley, only a short cycle or walk from Hornsby Station in Sydney’s upper north shore. The single track has various skill levels and combines a series …

  3. The Basin picnic area

    When you need a city escape, gather the crew and set sail for The Basin picnic area, nestled in the bush on the eastern shores of West Head in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Accessed by walking track from West Head or ferry across Pittwat…

  4. Puppeteria Theatre Castle Cove

    Puppeteria Theatre at Castle Cove is Sydney's only permanent professional puppet theatre, and home of Jeral Puppets. Performances are held on selected weekdays during term time and every day of the school holidays. The Jeral Puppets, Au…

  5. Tizzana Mini Tugs

    Looking for a fun and unique way to enjoy some leisure time on the charming Hawkesbury River? Hire a Tizzana Mini Tug for a fun and unique nautical experience. Your personal skipper will take up to four people on a short cruise aboard Mil…

  6. Area History Tours

    A 3.5 hour history ferry tour of Broken Bay/Lower Hawkesbury River and Brisbane Water/Gosford with live commentary and Audio Visual presentation on a 58 inch monitor. Multiple topics of interest will be covered, come along for an enjoyab…

  7. Lane Cove National Park

    Lane Cove National Park is a beautiful pocket of bushland that sits on either side of the peaceful Lane Cove River. It’s in easy reach for Sydneysiders, extending from East Ryde to Pennant Hills and West Chatswood. There are lots of picnic…

  8. Aboriginal Heritage Walk

    For a great experience that highlights the best of the Aboriginal art in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, step out on Aboriginal Heritage walk. Combining Resolute and West Head walking tracks, you’ll encounter historic rock engravings and a…

  9. Casuarina Point picnic area

    This charming sheltered picnic area is nestled against the riverbank and has both picnic tables and barbecues, making it a great place to while away an afternoon with the family. Located in a lovely bushland setting, it’s also a great spot …

  10. Lilian Fraser Garden

    Lilian Fraser and her family moved to Pennant Hills after her father Charles purchased the 'Hopetoun' poultry farm sometime between 1915 and 1920. Over the years, much of the original farm was sold off as residential lots but almost an acre…

  11. Berowra Waters Inn

    Berowra Waters Inn – or “The Inn” as it’s known – is emblematic of Australia, in its location, architecture, wine and cuisine. Perched on a riverbank in the serene native bush setting of the Hawkesbury, the restaurant is housed in a 1920s…

  12. Ham Common

    Want the best spot to view the RAAF planes in action? Ham Common is a wonderful 2.5 kilometre long walk/cycle way a stones throw away from the Richmond RAAF Base. There is even a skate park for scooters and skateboards. Another great featu…

  13. Sydney OutBack

    They explore the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, located just 45 minutes north of central Sydney offering nature, Aboriginal and aquatic based experiences in one of Australia’s most picturesque and diverse landscapes. Their first stop i…

  14. Thornleigh Golf Centre

    Thornleigh Golf Centre has a two storey driving range with 50 bays, including 20 automated tees and a two 18-hole mini golf courses - Palms and Billabong. There is also a fully stocked pro shop and places to practise your putting and to hav…

  15. Kiewa River

    The Lower Kiewa has been identified as a region of statewide significance, due to its floral diversity. As an unmanaged river, Kiewa River Parklands provides the unique experience of a naturally meandering river and is one of the top three …

  16. Dalrymple-Hay Nature Reserve

    Located in St Ives, North Sydney, Dalrymple-Hay Nature Reserve offers walking and birdwatching opportunities in an unspoilt bushland setting. Escape the hustle of the city for a refreshing dose of nature. A 15-minute drive from the Sydney …

  17. Berowra Valley National Park

    Join the Great North walk, mess about on a boat, have a barbecue or enjoy scenic views from one of the lookouts in Berowra Valley National Park, just north of Sydney. This large park occupies the beautiful bushland valley between the subur…

  18. Bellamy fire trail

    This short walk through Berowra Valley National Park is perfect for a daily breather. A level path takes you down to Zig-Zag Creek, over a bridge and up to the high walls and towering forest of the old railway quarry, an attractive natural …

  19. The Sydney Chocolate School

    The Sydney Chocolate School provides three hour chocolate schools every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Learn the art of hand tempering on marble! You will make chocolate bars, slabs of chocolate, and hand flaked drinking chocolate. Course…