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Hawkesbury River, New South Wales
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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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  • My family have enjoyed multiple bookings with Holidays Afloat throughout 2016, and we are looking forward to several more in 2017. We choose to take the train to Hawkesbury River train station, and we...  more »
  • There are some great walks in the National Parks in the region, but for the full experience hire a house boat from one of the several in Brooklyn and take a week or more to cruise the river with frien...  more »
  • 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.