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St Albans

St Albans is located approximately 90 kilometres northwest of the Sydney central business district in the City of Hawkesbury. The original inhabitants of the St Albans area were the Darug people. The Darug were the custodians of the majority of what is now the Greater Sydney region. St Albans was originally known as Macdonald, but was officially gazetted in 1814 as St Albans. The village is believed to have been named after the English hometown of William Bailey who lived at ムFirst Farm'. It was officially declared a town in 1885. St Albans was mainly used by early settlers for running cattle on the fertile flood plains of the Macdonald River. Remnants of this early activity still remain today.Today, St Albans is a sought after retreat for weekenders. The ambience of the historic pub evokes images of days gone by. A local gallery and restaurant is also worth exploring.

St Albans

St Albans: Where To Go / Sightseeing

The Great North Road


The Great North Road, surveyed in 1825 and completed in 1836, was constructed using convict labour. Up to 720 convicts - some in chains - worked on the road, which spanned 264 km, connecting Sydney to the settlements of the Hunter Valley. It features spectacular and beautifully preserved examples of stonework, including buttresses, culverts, bridges and twelve metre high retaining walls.

Only 43 kilometres of the road remains undeveloped and relatively intact. Running through and alongside Dharug National Park and Yengo National Park, this section has been named the Old Great North Road. It goes from Wisemans Ferry in the south to Mount Manning (near Bucketty) in the north, and includes the oldest surviving stone bridges in mainland Australia. The road is closed to motor vehicles, but makes a great walk over two or three days - or an exhilarating day's cycle.




Wisemans Ferry
Wisemans Ferry, NSW, 2775

Located 9.8K from St Albans

Tobruk Sydney


Tobruk Sydney - showcasing the very best of the Australian Outback. Australian owned and operated, this beautiful property is set on 50 acres on high plateau above the Hawkesbury River Valley overlooking the Blue Mountains.

The Australian Outback Show is an exciting, entertaining and engaging experience for all ages. The show runs most days and includes skilful demonstrations, performances and authentic Aussie tucker, all delivered with a sense of fun.

The Tobruk program includes a stockman on horseback to meet you on arrival, Aussie billy tea and damper around the campfire, a working dog demonstration and a live sheep shearing demonstration. Then enjoy a hearty two-course lunch in the licensed Woolshed Restaurant.

In the afternoon watch whip cracking and boomerang throwing displays, and try your hand at cracking a whip and throwing a boomerang under the watchful eye of experts. Open for individuals, groups, special events and incentives.




5050 Old Northern Road
Maroota, NSW, 2756

Located 14.7K from St Albans

Lower Hawkesbury Wesleyan Chapel


The first church service was held in this charming Wesleyan Chapel in 1855. It is orientated to face the picturesque Hawkesbury River, where the majority of early parishioners would have come from.

Tours of the Wesleyan Chapel and services can be arranged and it is also available for social functions.

Today Wisemans Ferry, 80 kilometres from Sydney city, is still the site of a ferry service across the Hawkesbury River.




Wisemans Ferry Road
Gunderman, NSW, 2775

Located 18.1K from St Albans

Glenworth Valley Horse Riding


Glenworth Valley has over 200 quality horses that cater for all riders. Their friendly staff will select a horse to suit your riding ability, from gentle horses for beginners to more challenging horses for experienced riders. Individual instruction is given to all riders prior to departure and roving supervisors are on hand to assist riders if required.

Visitors to Glenworth Valley have the option of free-range riding or guided riding. Guided rides are available for two hours, four hours or six hours for children and adults aged seven and above.

Led ponies/horses are available for children aged three to 12 years old, for one or two hours.




69 Cooks Road,
Glenworth Valley
Peats Ridge, NSW, 2250

Located 24.4K from St Albans

Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures


Glenworth Valley is one of Australia's largest horse riding and outdoor adventure centres, located in the hinterland of the New South Wales Central Coast, located an hour's drive from Sydney.

Escape and explore 3,000 acres of the finest unspoilt wilderness and immerse yourself in the great outdoors for a day full of adventure.

Horse riding options are free-range or guided rides along unspoilt wilderness trails. Glenworth Valley caters to riders of all abilities and ages.

Quad biking, kayaking and abseiling are exhilarating ways to explore the valley and Glenworth Valley offers fully guided tours of all of these experiences.

Take on your friends in an epic outdoor battle with state of the art laser skirmish facilities set in a natural outdoor challenging environment.

Glenworth Valley also provides a unique camping experience under the stars alongside Popran Creek with open unpowered camping areas, and tents and tipis for hire.




Cooks Road
Peats Ridge, NSW, 2250

Located 24.6K from St Albans

St Albans: Events

St Albans Writers Festival


St Albans Writers Festival is a new Australian literary festival celebrating writers, books and writing of all styles, genres and forms, based in the small and picturesque village of St Albans.

The landscape of the Hawkesbury with its diverse population of farmers, artists, writers, tree-changers and weekenders provides a unique and stimulating setting to meet writers, discuss books and debate ideas.

This intimate festival - places are limited to about 350 - happens over two days and two evenings, starting on Friday 18th September with drinks and nibbles at the Festival Centre.




St Albans
St Albans, NSW, 2775

Located 0.3K from St Albans

JAM Festival


Set on the majestic Hawkesbury River in Lower Portland, JAM Festival is a participative wakeboard and music festival. Fully licensed, this all ages event is Australia's biggest participative wakeboarding event.

With overnight accommodation, on site food, boat ramp and fuel sales, JAM Festival has everything for your ultimate weekend away.

The JAM Festival line up will see Australian DJ's and bands put on an outstanding show for festival goers.





Cliftonville Lodge Resort,
1557 River Road
Lower Portland, NSW, 2756

Located 16.4K from St Albans

True Grit - Australian 24 Hour Enduro


For those who have smashed the 10 to 12 kilometre courses, True Grit wanted an even bigger challenge and have taken it to the next level.

True Grit has teamed up with the Obstacle Course Racing Association of Australia (OCRA) to bring you an Australian 24 hour Obstacle Course event.

Basically, the course will be open from 2pm on the Saturday afternoon to 2pm on the Sunday afternoon. That's 24 hours of True Grit obstacle racing.

This 24 hour challenge isn't just for the fittest man, woman or team on the planet. They will be there for sure.

It's open to everyone who has enough GRIT to register!


Event Dates
2017
      11th Jun
      12th Jun


312 River Road
Lower Portland, NSW, 2756

Located 19.5K from St Albans

True Grit Military Inspired Obstacle Challenge


True Grit is the first military style obstacle course designed by Australian Special Forces. The courses are designed over 10 to 12 kilometres with over 30 obstacles per event. Their aim is to deliver a truly unique experience to those that dare. Make a team and invite your friends to attend. You will find working through the course with a group is much more fun.


Event Dates
2017
      11th Jun
      12th Jun


312 River Road
Lower Portland, NSW, 2756

Located 19.5K from St Albans

Lost Paradise Festival


A more than unique New Years experience set in a lush green grove, this boutique festival is crafted to pamper and provoke with plush glamping in painted teepees, experiential art activations, tongue tantalising long table feasts, wild and weird circus acts, a spa fresh as seabreeze, and music divine.

Release your grip on reality or perhaps the grip reality has on you.

The Lost Paradise Festival is 6000 beautiful humans embracing new experiences, community and creativity, tucked away in beautiful Glenworth Valley which is just an hour north of Sydney city.


Event Dates
2016
      29th Dec
      30th Dec
      31st Dec


Glenworth Valley
Glenworth Valley, NSW, 2250

Located 24.4K from St Albans

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