About the Sydney Hills Region

Whatever you fancy; a day lazing on a houseboat to be followed by a lavish dinner at a riverside restaurant, and then to be rocked to sleep in the cradle of Mother Nature; or kayaking the river and walking secluded bush tracks; or maybe you just want a pleasant country drive, visit a convict engineering feat, tour an historic home, buy some fresh produce, or enjoy a sumptuous lunch at a nursery café; all you need to do escape to The Hills. It’s the best of nature mixed with the sparkle of cosmopolitan life at Sydney’s door.

With the dubious honour of hosting Australia’s first rebellion in 1804, The Hills district is now a vibrant, cosmopolitan centre with modern shopping and entertainment precincts. A smorgasbord of quality restaurants and cafes cover the region, which is also considered the Bonsai capital of Australia. The leafy streets border open bushland and the area hosts Sydney’s only State Forest.

The historic towns of Galston and Dural form a gateway to a myriad of nurseries, fruit orchards, hobby farms and country crafts. In the warmer months, roadside stalls offer a variety of fruit, vegetables and flowers sold direct from the grower. These hamlets also hide antique and craft stalls or boutique galleries where you can chat with the artist at work.

Sydney Hills features many major events and festivals including Out of the Woodwork festival at Rouse HIll Estate (April/May), Classic Car Regatta (September), Hills Food & Wine Festival (October), Cherrybrook Chinese Lantern Festival (October) and Arcadian Artists Open Days (November).

As part of The Hawkesury, Sydney Hills has so much to offer.

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