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Hawkesbury River, New South Wales

Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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4.1/5 based on 65+ reviews on the web
The Hawkesbury River, is a semi–mature tide dominated drowned valley estuary located to the west and north of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The Hawkesbury River and its associated main tributary, the Nepean River, virtually encircle the metropolitan region of Sydney.The Hawkesbury River has its origin at the confluence of the Nepean River and the Grose River, to the north of Penrith and travels for approximately in a north–easterly and then south–easterly direction to its mouth at Broken Bay, about from the Tasman Sea. The Hawkesbury River is the main tributary of Broken Bay. Secondary tributaries include Brisbane Water and Pittwater, that together with the Hawkesbury River flow into the Tasman Sea at Barrenjoey Head.The total catchment area of the river is approximately and the area is generally administered by the Hawkesbury–Nepean Catchment Management Authority.The land adjacent to the Hawkesbury River was occupied by the Darkinjung, Darug, Eora, and Kuringgai Aboriginal peoples. They used the river as a source of food and a place for trade.
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  • Beautiful waterway with unique car ferry crossing the river. There is a fish and chip cafe, a Seafood restaurant and another cafe selling light lunches and morning and afternoon teas. 
  • Luxury afloat is a fantastic experience for families, friends and is safe for young children. A great time! 
  • I & a friend took a train to Hawkesbury River village, a beautiful small village on Hawkesbury River with a number of cafes, lots of fresh seafood. Wonderful Travellers Rest Hotel, great food and love...  read more »
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