Hawkesbury Trails

Farm Gate Trail


Hawkesbury Harvest is a community association formed in the year 2000 by local farmers and people interested in food issues in Sydney. With the assistance of local, state and federal government funding, they created the first Farm Gate Trail to improve access to fresh food for consumers and direct sales of produce from farms. Since then, Hawkesbury Harvest has had two other agri-business and food projects, the Paddock-to-Plate, and Food and Wine Coordinator projects. Through these, Harvest has established farmers markets, open farm days, encouraged specialty food production, created networks and alternative market channels for farmers, and a provedoring service.

For Farm Gate Trail Maps and Details click here or pick up your hard copy at Hawkesbury Visitor Information, Ham Common, Hawkesbury Valley Way, Clarendon NSW



Hawkesbury Artists & Artisans Trail


The Hawkesbury has long been known as the 'home of the artists'. Hawkesbury Artists & Artisans Trail inc. was created to showcase local artists and artisans. You are invited to visit their galleries and studios while watching the artists work.

Website: www.haat.com.au


Hawkesbury Artists Trail


A full colour brochure Hawkesbury Artists Trail...in the Steps of the Masters providing a trail map and information and reproductions of masters paintings of views of the Hawkesbury can be purchased at the Hawkesbury Visitor Information Centre (02) 4560 4620. Funds raised from sale of the brochure go towards the Friends of Hawkesbury Art Community and Regional Gallery (FOHACaRG). 

For a preview of brochure Hawkesbury Artists Trail...in the Steps of the Masters click here.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to copyright the complete brochure is not available on line...to purchase your copy of the brochure please visit Hawkesbury Visitor Information Centre.



Macquarie Trail

Major-General Lachlan Macquarie was governor of NSW from January 1810 until December 1821. Part of Macquarie's brief was to take measures to prevent further losses of food stores, buildings and possessions caused by devastating floods which had plagued the hawkesbury since settlement in 1794. He had been given the power to 'lay out Townships of a convenient size and extent.'

Macquarie established the five townships of Windsor, Richmond, Wilberforce, Pitt Town and Castlereagh on the high ground in various parts of the district.

This self-drive tour, one of many options for exploring the Hawkesbury - through the eyes of Governor Macquarie, commences at the Hawkesbury Visitor Information Centre, Clarendon. Take time to explore the history and character of each township together with the range of opportunities they offer.

Click here for Macquarie Trail Brochure