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Downunder Jet

1592 Windsor Road, Vineyard NSW 2765

Our Jet Boat takes you on an action packed tour around Sydney Harbour. You will ride past our famous landmarks such as the Harbour Bridge, Opera House, Taronga Zoo, Luna Park, Fort Denison, Shark Island and Watsons Bay all whilst enjoying light-hearted Aussie commentary and great tunes.
But our rides just aren't about the amazing views, their about sitting back, holding on and bracing yourself for a rush.
At speed your Skipper will thrill you with awesome fishtails, whilst mixing it up with 270 degree spins and wave jumping.

Our 35 minute ride is:
Adult $60.00
Child $40.00
Family $170.00

We have fantastic packages for group parties, buck/hens, sport or corporate functions. Contact the office for a quote.
- Discounted rates for group bookings available.
- Lunch/Dinner packages available for only $20 pp.
 

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Cloud 9 Balloon Flights

227B Annangrove Road, Annangrove NSW 2156
Hot air ballooning is an aerial adventure you must experience at least once in a life time. It's a romantic adventure where you can escape, relax and enjoy the excitement of the oldest and greatest form of flight. Cloud 9 is a small, award winning, Australian owned and operated company, with over 27 years experience in balloon aviation. Passengers enjoy five star service from the ground up in a small group environment bringing a more professional, personal touch to your experience. All their hot air balloon flights include approximately a 45 to 60 minute balloon flight, colour flight certificate, online photos of your flight available on Facebook and a full buffet breakfast after the flight back at the meeting points in each location. Additional in flight photos can be purchased on the morning Gift vouchers are available. Bookings can be made in either Sydney - Hawkesbury Valley or Hunter Valley.
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Glenorie RSL Club

3 Post Office Road, Glenorie NSW 2157
Want to get together with friends and family for a fine meal, entertainment or the latest sporting event? Want to share in a lovely country community atmosphere with great friendly service, without the bustle of the bigger clubs? Then Glenorie RSL Club is the club for you! Glenorie RSL Club is located in the beautiful rural outskirts North West of Sydney, just off the Old Northern Road (On the Tourist Drive to Wiseman's Ferry). Glenorie has a unique country village atmosphere, just 45 minutes drive from Sydney central business district.
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Migrant Heritage walk

Memorial Drive, Scheyville NSW 2756
1km (return) - 1.5 hour (each way) Step out of your car and into the past. This short walk, perfect for walking with children and for visitors with ties to the local area, pulls you back through the fascinating history of Scheyville. Whether you make it a stop on your larger car tour, or come here specifically, there's much to hold your interest in Scheyville Camp ... Visit website for more info
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Scheyville National Park

Gallop Hill Trail, Scheyville NSW 2756
Some national parks are about more than just the natural environment: they're about us. Scheyville is one of those parks. This gem of a park also has a rich and surprising cultural history that touches more than a quarter of a million Australians. Within its current boundaries, a visitor will find the remnants of everything from a cooperative farm ... Visit website for more info
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Scheyville horse riding trails

Old Pitt Town Road, Oakville NSW 2765
12km (one way) - 2 hour - Easy difficulty Canter, trot or gallop through the 12km of horse riding trails in Scheyville National Park, which are situated in a picturesque, diverse woodland setting. Most riders find it easy to check out all of the trails here within a day, riding at a leisurely pace through forest and shrub, along open grasslands, and across creek crossings. Overall, the trails ... Visit website for more info
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Lynwood Country Club

Pitt Town Road, Corner of Pitt Town Bottoms Road, Pitt Town NSW 2756
Lynwood Country Club is situated at Pitt Town which is one of the five historic towns established by Governor Macquarie in 1810. It is located about 50 kilometres north west of Sydney. Lynwood takes its name from historic Lynwood House, a colonial style house built circa 1814 and is located on the course property. The 18 hole golf course is set on 230 undulating acres. It was designed by Graham Papworth, President of the Australian Golf Course Architects Association. The links style 6400 metres, 72 par layout takes advantage of many natural features, including undulations, wetlands and natural rough. The course boasts a truly magnificent driving range, a practice green and short game range incorporating greens and bunker facilities. Most tees and greens are visible from the colonial style clubhouse veranda with sweeping panoramic views to the Blue Mountains as a backdrop.
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Riverside Oaks Golf Course

74 O'Briens Road, Cattai NSW 2756
Riverside Oaks, a stunning setting and course layout across 587 acres of unspoilt natural bushland. It borders the Hawkesbury River and wildlife reserve with a reputation for quality that attracts golfers and visitors across Australia and around the world. The 18 hole par 72 championship course is 6,311 metres long and is rated amongst the top resort courses in Australia. Immaculate presentation, expansive greens and world class facilities provides one of Sydney's finest resort courses. The course layout is designed for golfers of all standards offering a challenging, rewarding game in a superb natural surround. Riverside Oaks has hosted many charity events and tournaments including The Australian TPC, The Australian PGA Championship, for three successive years and The NSW PGA Championships for two years. An amazing a la carte restaurant has now opened called Bungool, which serves contemporary Australian cuisine. Open Thursday to Sunday - bookings essential.
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Ebenezer Church

95 Coromandel Road, Ebenezer NSW 2756
Ebenezer Church is Australia's oldest church, established in 1809 at Ebenezer, New South Wales. It was the first Non-conformist, then Presbyterian, Church in Australia and was a pioneer in education in the colony, beginning a school in 1810. The church is open each day, visitors can take a self-guided tour using pamphlets provided. The pamphlet contains information on the historic precinct of the church, cemetery, churchyard and the tree across Coromandel Road. A visit to the Schoolmaster's House contains photographs and memorabilia on the church's interesting history. Casual visitors may enjoy devonshire teas/coffees (lunch available for large groups only) and purchase locally made jams, craft, souvenirs and family and church history books. Groups such as coaches, car and social clubs need to make bookings for teas/lunches. A talk on the fascinating history of Ebenezer Church is offered at no extra charge.
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The Australiana Pioneer Village Ltd

Rose Street, Nelson NSW 2765
The land on which Australiana Pioneer Village is situated was farmland recognised as essential to the survival of colonial New South Wales being one of the earliest grants made in Australia. Located in the District of Mulgrave Place, the third mainland settlement of the colony, the 30 acre grant was registered to William MacKay on 1 May 1797, but by 1809 at least part of it was in the possession of Joshua Rose. John Rose, the final Rose descendant to live on the rich farmland after continuous occupation by the family for over 150 years, died only in 1961. Rose Cottage is the oldest timber dwelling, still on its original site, in Australia being built in 1811.

Dugald Andrew (Bill) McLachlan, an industrial chemist bought the property on his friend’s death. A man who relished challenges, he fashioned a vision: to save part of the Hawkesbury’s historical legacy, and to demonstrate its pioneering accomplishments.

In an era before New South Wales heritage legislation, such an enterprise had to be carried out privately, and resiting endangered buildings was one of few options open. By 1967 McLachlan had begun to plan a ‘Pioneer Village’. Ready response from the owners of many buildings endangered in the district, meant that from the end of 1969 and throughout 1970 he engaged Silvio Biancotti of Kurrajong, to bring by low loader to the ‘Pioneer Village’, twelve of the resited buildings. Brian Bushell, who worked for Bill McLachlan, was part of a team which included many local families who all helped with the removals, which were all undertaken keeping the buildings structurally intact, and with their relocation on their planned sites. Brian Bushell brought the small Bee House shop from McGraths Hill and others transported the Riverstone General Store and Jack Greentree’s garage which became the ‘Bank of Australasia’. On 29 November 1970 the Village was officially declared open by the Hon. Mr Eric Willis, Minister for Education.

Bill McLachlan’s early death at the age of 54 years in 1971, and the interment of his and his wife Marie ashes near the church on the Village site, rallied continued support.

Prior to Bill McLachlan’s death, Arthur and Jean Mawson purchased the Village, which included “The Tropicana Hotel” as it was known then, and together with Bill McLachlan, continued to create the Village. The Riverstone Police station was brought to the Village in 1972.

In 1980 the Mawson’s sold the Village, but unfortunately the new owners failed to succeed, so in December 1984 Hawkesbury City Council bought the Australiana Pioneer Village so the Village and its contents were preserved.

On 30 March 1989 a ‘Friends’ Society was formed, the inaugural meeting attracting 24 members, increasing to almost 100 friends and workers by 1991 and over the next 6 years the Hawkesbury City Council considered various ways to sell or lease the Village.

Between 1995 and 2002 several private entities held leases but were unsuccessful in operating and maintaining the Village.

The Hawkesbury City Council agreed at its 11 February 2002 meeting to sell Australiana Pioneer Village. This decision was invalidated because the land on which the Australian Pioneer Village stands is zoned ‘community’ and cannot be sold without being reclassified. It was then re-classified to operational land.

In 2002 a community group called The Australiana Pioneer Village Ltd (The Business Group) consisting of Chairman – Sid Kelly, Accountant – Warren Chalker, Secretary – Lesley George, Members – Garry Grant, Jan and John Gollan, Carol Maher and Danielle Wheeler was formed to ensure the Australian Pioneer Village remained a community asset, and that its heritage and environmental integrity was retained. From 2002 the Village was not open to the public and the site was managed by the Business Group and Volunteers.  Many hours were spent feeding and caring for livestock, cleaning and maintaining the buildings and mowing and maintaining the extensive grounds.  Bob Nagle, Kerry Gannell and Marj Clarke undertook an inventory of the site and some 1,500 artifacts were listed.

After many years of petitioning the Hawkesbury City Council in 2010 The Business Group (The Australiana Pioneer Village Ltd) was granted a Lease for 5 years with an option for 2 more 5 years i.e. 15 years in total. They were given $100,000 to repair all works.

The grand re-opening occurred on Australia Day 26th January 2011 with 4,000+ visitors through the gates.  Many visitors who talk of coming to the Village as children, either with their parents or with their school, are now bringing their children to the Village.

The education program was re-instated and because the Village is a unique example for students of our early pioneering days, every week schools from all over Sydney visit on school excursions.

Since then the village has continued to operate under the guidance of The Business Group, and the hard work of the Volunteers and Committee.

The Australiana Pioneer Village is a true monument to the pioneering days that bred within us, the spirit of courage and faith in ourselves and our country. Due to Bill McLachlan’s vision and The Friends of the Australiana Pioneer Village, the Village has been preserved for our future generations, an almost forgotten era.

In 2004 the Village buildings were gazetted for listing on the NSW Heritage register which was granted.  The buildings will forever now be protected.

 
 
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Tizzana Winery

518 Tizzana Road, Ebenezer NSW 2756
Approximately 15 minutes from Windsor or just over an hour from Sydney, Tizzana Winery is set in a tranquil valley off the Hawkesbury River. The winery is a National Trust classified sandstone building (1887) and has five acres of grapevines and eight acres of olive groves. Wine and olive products are available for sale/tasting. Tizzana Winery has a range of red, white and fortified wines that are available for tasting at the cellar door. During the Sydney Vigneron Association Harvest Festival wines from other local vineyards are also available. Tizzana Winery can cater for private functions for up to 50 people including luncheons, dinners, corporate events and weddings.
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Mimosa Rocks National Park

Mimosa Rocks National Park, Nelson NSW 2550
Just a short drive from Bega, Mimosa Rocks National Park offers up show-stopping headland views, beaches and pure lagoons, and you'll be spoilt for choice with lookouts, rainforest pockets and historic sites to explore. The park takes its name from the Paddle Steamer Mimosa that wrecked in 1863 after running onto rocks at the northern end of the park. ... Visit website for more info