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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  • August 8, 2017
    This 3.5 hr river trip is a real hidden gem.Morning tea as soon as you arrive with an Anzac biscuit as big as a pancake,a ploughmans lunch to die for and commentary that will have you laughing and smi...  more »
  • June 3, 2017
    We had a wonderful few hours on The Postman run on the Hawkesbury River, we were fed and had drinks listening to the commentary from our amusing Captain. It is an experience I would recommend to anyon...  more »
  • February 6, 2017
    This review is about the Postman's Run cruise on the Hawkesbury River. Departing at 10 am from the Brooklyn Marina, the 3 hour cruise which costs $45 for seniors and $55 for Adults includes morning te...  more »

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