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The spectacular Colo Region, locally known as adventure country, offers accommodation, shops and many outdoor recreation activities. From paintball skirmish to horse riding, 4WD touring, canoeing bring your own canoe, abseiling and bushwalking. Or just have a simple family picnic, next to one of the last pristine river systems in New South Wales. This area comprises of the Wollemi and Yengo National Parks and the Parr State Recreation Area. Accommodation nearby of Bed and Breakfast or if you prefer Camping at Upper Colo, either way you will not be disappointed.

Colo: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Ebenezer Church

Ebenezer Church is Australia's oldest church, established in 1809 at Ebenezer, New South Wales. It was the first Non-conformist, then Presbyterian, Church in Australia and was a pioneer in education in the colony, beginning a school in 1810.

The church is open each day, visitors can take a self-guided tour using pamphlets provided. The pamphlet contains information on the historic precinct of the church, cemetery, churchyard and the tree across Coromandel Road.

A visit to the Schoolmaster's House contains photographs and memorabilia on the church's interesting history.

Casual visitors may enjoy devonshire teas/coffees (lunch available for large groups only) and purchase locally made jams, craft, souvenirs and family and church history books.

Groups such as coaches, car and social clubs need to make bookings for teas/lunches. A talk on the fascinating history of Ebenezer Church is offered at no extra charge.

95 Coromandel Road
Ebenezer, NSW, 2756

Located 15.5K from Colo

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 15.8K from Colo

Riverside Oaks Golf Course

Riverside Oaks, a stunning setting and course layout across 587 acres of unspoilt natural bushland. It borders the Hawkesbury River and wildlife reserve with a reputation for quality that attracts golfers and visitors across Australia and around the world.

The 18 hole par 72 championship course is 6,311 metres long and is rated amongst the top resort courses in Australia. Immaculate presentation, expansive greens and world class facilities provides one of Sydney's finest resort courses.

The course layout is designed for golfers of all standards offering a challenging, rewarding game in a superb natural surround. Riverside Oaks has hosted many charity events and tournaments including The Australian TPC, The Australian PGA Championship, for three successive years and The NSW PGA Championships for two years.

An amazing a la carte restaurant has now opened called Bungool, which serves contemporary Australian cuisine. Open Thursday to Sunday - bookings essential.

74 O'Briens Road
Cattai, NSW, 2756

Located 15.8K from Colo

Purple Noon Gallery

Purple Noon Gallery is set in the Hawkesbury region at the foot of the blue mountains. The gallery opened in November 2006 and has steadily developed into one of the finest galleries in regional New South Wales and Western Sydney with regular exhibitions and a permanent collection of both local art and sculpture, with a strong focus on artwork from leading, emerging, and Indigenous artists from around Australia.

The building was purpose built and has a special ambience that is warm and inviting and perfect for displaying a wide collection of fine artwork. The sparrow-picked sandstone walls, old timbers, leadlight windows and corrugated iron compliment each other to create a building that is aesthetically pleasing and perfect for displaying beautiful artwork.

The gallery represents exciting new and established artists from the Hawkesbury region and around Australia. An extensive exhibition program is held each year featuring both solo and mixed shows.

606 Terrace Road
Freemans Reach, NSW, 2756

Located 16.4K from Colo

Colo: Events

East Kurrajong School of Arts Hobby Show

Come and visit the beautiful Hawkesbury and Historic Windsor district, then travel up Putty Road and visit the East Kurrajong School of Arts Hobby Show.

See and explore exhibits of all types at the Hobby Show.

The Hobby Show will feature many exhibits, some of which include classic vehicles, antique machinery, lawn mowers, drawing and painting, games, photography, candle making, crafts, handmade toys, jewellery making, militaria, poultry, retro wares, slot cars, stamps, coins and ephemera, trains and woodworking.

On Saturday morning at 9am the Tractor Trek will arrive, having travelled from Freemans Reach.

Homemade refreshments are available. Enjoy sausages, bacon and egg rolls, home made soup and damper, home made cakes and slices, tea, coffee, milo and soft drinks.

Want to be part of the show? Any enquiries please contact Ann on the phone number provided in the evenings.

East Kurrajong School of Arts,
1090 East Kurrajong Road
Kurrajong East, NSW, 2758

Located 10.1K from Colo

Trash and Treasure at East Kurrajong School of Arts

Come and visit the beautiful Hawkesbury and historic Windsor district, then head up to the East Kurrajong School of Arts Hall for their annual Trash and Treasure sale.

Find some bargains or clean up your unwanted items and make some money.

The raffle prize is a load of firewood, sponsored by Lindsay Brown Fencing and Firewood.

Refreshments will be available including: bacon and egg rolls, home made soup, home made cakes and slices and hot and cold drinks.

East Kurrajong School of Arts,
1090 East Kurrajong Road
Kurrajong East, NSW, 2758

Located 10.1K from Colo

Twilight Markets at East Kurrajong School of Arts

The Christmas Twilight Markets are an annual event at East Kurrajong School of Arts.

Beat the heat, stroll through the stalls, and enjoy your shopping in the cool of the evening.

Stalls with collectables, vintage china and glassware, crafts, stamps, coins, hand made jewellery, clothing, books, plants, candles, skincare, vintage advertisements, bloke stuff and more.

Check out the display of vintage Christmas advertisements from Arnotts, Cadburys et cetera, from the 1940s and 1950s era.

Refreshments available including homemade cakes and slices.

The market commences at 4pm.

Contact Ann on the phone number provided, or via email, for further information.

Event Dates
      26th Nov

East Kurrajong School of Arts,
1090 East Kurrajong Road
Kurrajong East, NSW, 2758

Located 10.1K from Colo

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
      11th Jun
      12th Jun

312 River Road
Lower Portland, NSW, 2756

Located 10.2K from Colo

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
      11th Jun
      12th Jun

312 River Road
Lower Portland, NSW, 2756

Located 10.2K from Colo

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 11.1K from Colo

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