Sydney is a world class city and host some of the most diverse things to do and see of any Australian city.
It streets are alive with thronging crowds jostling their way to the excellent shopping facilities, classy restaurants, parks and buildings, harbour views etc.
But some of Sydney’s best kept secrets are hidden among the suburbs that many tourists do not venture to, a good way of seeing these places is by minibus charter from reputable Sydney based companies such as Sydney Executive Coach Charter.
Here we look at Windsor.
Windsor was one of New South Wales original colonial settlements. It is home to beautifully preserved historical buildings and there is a feeling of going back in time as you enjoy the beautiful riverside parks and the heritage of this old charming town.
Windsor is in the heart of the fertile Hawkesbury region, and is just northwest of the CBD, and although technically a Sydney suburb, it is really a quiet country town.
Originally called Green Hills before being renamed in 1810 after Windsor-upon-Thames in England.
Windsor has a great deal of heritage charm with many colonial buildings still being used for their original purposes. Taking the famed Heritage Walk around town is perhaps the best way to explore these great buildings.
Governor Phillip Park, is a historic park located at the end of George Street, Windsor, next to the Hawkesbury River. It is an ideal place for a picnic or barbeque as the area has tables, shelters, electric barbeques, toilets and a children’s playground.
Within Howe Park you’ll find a two kilometre footpath meandering along The Terrace with the majestic Hawkesbury River on the other side. The pathway gives scenic views of the river and plenty of green spaces to chill out and picnic.
Hawkesbury Harvest Farm Trail
The Trail links together the farms and producers of this lush, vibrant region in a series of Farm Gate Trails , giving visitors a self-guided day out on the farm, a chance to pick fruit, try freshly-made cider and perhaps meet an alpaca. It’s a great way to see what wider Hawkesbury has to offer, and to taste fresh organic produce.
Hawkesbury Regional Gallery
The Hawkesbury Regional Gallery offer exhibitions in a variety of media including; visual art, crafts, photography and design showcasing the Hawkesbury artistic and creative heritage while showcasing the new and original.
Some of the work comes through Australia’s extensive network of regional and public galleries. All exhibitions are designed to be thought-provoking, challenging and educational.
They encourage public programs to provide opportunities to meet the artists in person and let them explain and guide the visitor what their work is all about. Children’s workshops are also a regular feature including film screenings and guided tours.
Windsor and Hawkesbury are definitely worth the time to explore and chill out from the hustle and bustle of the city.