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Galston

Galston is located approximately 40 kilometres northwest of the Sydney CBD in the Shire of Hornsby. The original inhabitants of the Galston area were the Darug people. The Darug were the custodians of the majority of what is now the Greater Sydney region. They were divided into a number of different ムclans', whose quick demise upon European settlement has sadly resulted in very little information remaining on how the local area was utilised. A pleasant semi-rural suburb at the northern edge of Sydney, Galston was originally known as Upper Dural. In 1886, Alex Hutchinson suggested that the small hamlet, about 3 kilometres north of Dural, should have a change of name to give it an identity of its own. He named it Galston, after a Scottish town near Kilmamock, an area famous for its coal output. Galston has successfully retained its serene, peaceful atmosphere. It offers boutique galleries and bazaars, nurseries with garden cafes and a multitude of bushwalks through the Galston Gorge. It is also home to the Galston Country Music Festival in September each year, which attracts thousands of people from around Australia. Towns surrounding Galston include: Arcadia, Dural, Hornsby Heights and Middle Dural. Visitor Information: Sydney Hills Visitor Centre 656A Old Northern Road, Dural (02) 9651 4411 Email: enquiries@sydneyhills.com.au Website: www.sydneyhills.com.au Hornsby Visitor Information Centre 28-44 George Street, Hornsby (02) 9847 6683 Email: tourism@hornsby.nsw.gov.au Website: www.hornsby.nsw.gov.au

Galston

Galston: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Fagan Park


Fagan Park is an area of about 55 hectares on Arcadia Road at Galston. The site was donated by the Fagan family to the Department of Lands with Hornsby Shire Council appointed as sole trustee for the park.

The park was adopted as Council's bicentennial project and was officially opened in November, 1988.

There are so many things to do in Fagan Park such as a privately-run cafe service selling coffee and refreshments; Gardens of Many Nations (10 hectares of gardens); picnic and barbecue; Netherby Cottage - the original Fagan family homestead; rural museums; children's playgrounds; bushland with short bushwalking trail; large open areas for informal games and kite flying; unsealed paths for bicycle riding; Arcadia Road (one large picnic shelter) and Carrs Road (three large picnic shelters) picnic areas; many small picnic shelters scattered throughout the park; eco garden - an educational, productive and sustainable garden.




38-48 Arcadia Road
Galston, NSW, 2159

Located 0.9K from Galston

Golden Ridge Animal Farm


Bring the children to the Golden Ridge Animal Farm for hands on farm fun.

Hold baby chicks, ducklings and rabbits, milk the cow and bottle feed baby lambs and kids. Go for a farm walk to feed the sheep and goats with bread and see all the other farm animals. Ride a pony or donkey.

Located in the Hills district at Dural only 35 minutes from the city. Buy your lunch at the coffee kiosk (weekends and school holidays) and stay for a picnic.

A great place to have a birthday party. Mobile farms also available to travel to you for your event or party.

Bookings essential.







686 Old Northern Road ,
enter via Wyoming Road
Dural, NSW, 2158

Located 2.3K from Galston

Roughley House and The Pines


Roughley House is a colonial heritage listed homestead established in 1856. Unlike other museums, Roughley House denotes the changing lifestyle of one family over five generations, each generation leaving their own stamp.

Clive Roughley the youngest of five children lived in Roughley House until his passing in 2002. In 1984 without any direct heirs to pass on his family home, Clive decided to sell Roughley House and The Pines to The Hills Shire Council. This was provided that the property would become a time capsule of colonial life and the Roughley family's story.

An event that runs to assist in raising awareness and funds for the property is Jazz at The Pines, a live concert series bringing together some of Sydney's top jazz bands.

Viewing of Roughley House is available by prior engagement. Schools, seniors and coach groups welcome. Morning/afternoon teas can be arranged for an additional cost.




656a Old Northern Road
Dural, NSW, 2158

Located 3.2K from Galston

Crosslands Reserve


'Crosslands Reserve' has been maintained by Hornsby Shire Council since 1921. In 1987 the reserve was incorporated into Berowra Valley Bushland Park, forming 38 square kilometres of bushland, stretching from Pennant Hills to Berowra Waters.

Things to do include: Picnicking and barbeques, bushwalking, camping (bookings required), fishing, canoeing, bike riding and nature observation.

Facilities at the reserve include: Picnic shelters (larger shelter available for hire - seats 12 adults), free electric barbecues, toilets, parking, children's playground and bicycle track and the Track head for The Great North Walk.





Somerville Road
Hornsby Heights, NSW, 2077

Located 6.7K from Galston

Lisgar Gardens


Lisgar Gardens covers an area of 2.4 hectares (six acres).

The site was originally purchased in 1917 by Max Cotton (1887 to 1967) from his brother Leo, specifically for the purpose of creating the gardens. In 1967, Hornsby Shire Council purchased the property, naming it Lisgar Gardens.

Built on a steep hillside, the gardens' different levels were created by the construction of sandstone block walls. By 1950, the gardens were planted with rhododendrons, azaleas, gardenias and other exotics in harmony with native trees and ferns, highlighting the seventy two varieties of camellias.

Some of the original camellias still exist in the gardens today and are now over fifty years old. The gardens now boast over ninety varieties of camellias, a covered pavilion for weddings and other celebrations, a shade house containing the fish ponds, a gazebo, three waterfalls, informal lawn areas, picnic tables, and a rainforest walk.




Lisgar Road
Hornsby, NSW, 2077

Located 7.2K from Galston

Galston: Events

Jazz at The Pines Concert Series


Jazz at The Pines brings together great jazz bands to perform live on the lawns of The Pines at Dural - just 35 minutes from Sydney's central business district.

Jazz at The Pines runs once a month in the warmer months of the year. Enjoy live Jazz underneath the shade of 100 year old pines against the backdrop of historic Roughley House, built in 1856.

A limited number of chairs and tables are available for those who arrive early or bring your own folding chairs/blanket. Bring your picnic lunch and drinks or enjoy fabulous home-made afternoon teas from Visitors Centre.

Bookings are welcome and tickets are purchased at the gate. There is no better way to enjoy your Sunday!

2016 Concerts:

21 February - Bridge City Jazz Band
20 March - Greg Poppleton and The Bakelite Broadcasters
17 April - Riverside Jazz Band
15 May - Zenith Jazz Sextet




Dural Visitor Information Centre, Roughley House and The Pines,
656a Old Northern Road
Dural, NSW, 2158

Located 3.2K from Galston

The Northern Sydney and Central Coast Retirement Village Expo


Proudly supported by Lend Lease Retirement Living.
The Retirement Expo has been set up for retirees who are considering making the move to a retirement village, or who are interested in gathering information about the many retirement villages, over 55s resorts and aged care facilities that are available.

Each expo provides an opportunity for people to meet with representatives from many different retirement villages and over 55s resorts, all offering different levels of care, all under the one roof, in a neutral environment and without obligation. These expos are totally dedicated to retirement villages, over 55s resorts and aged care.

For retirees, the decision to make the move from the family home to a retirement village or over 55s resort is one that many probably dread, and yet happily settled village residents frequently wonder why they have not made the move earlier.


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Hornsby RSL Club,
4 High Street
Hornsby, NSW, 2077

Located 6.8K from Galston

Free Heartfulness Meditation and Relaxation at Hornsby


Heartfulness meditation is a simple and practical way to experience the heart's unlimited resources, using relaxation and meditation to connect to your inner being.

Meditating regularly improves quality of life, provides stress relief, improves quality of sleep, stimulates the immune system and provides great concentration.

Experience Heartfulness today.

No booking is required. Just walk in.


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203 Peats Ferry Road
Hornsby, NSW, 2077

Located 7.4K from Galston

Hornsby Organic Markets


Situated in Hornsby Mall, this market is on every Thursday. A firm favourite amongst locals it utilises the magnificent fountain as a backdrop.

Specialising in certified and conventional fruit and vegetables, chutneys, nuts, grass fed beef, plants, eco products, fair trade and more!

And for lunch, why not treat yourself to a Gozleme?

The market is close to public transport. Parking is available in the street or parking station.


Event Dates
2016
      15th Dec
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Florence Street,
Corner of Hunter Street
Hornsby, NSW, 2077

Located 7.8K from Galston

Galston: Travel Tips

Dural Visitor Information Centre


Sydney Hills Visitor Interpretation Centre is located on the site of Roughley House and The Pines in Dural.

The visitor centre is managed by Hills, Hawkesbury and Riverlands Tourism Association and is staffed by passionate tourism volunteers. The centre is where you can access information on the history of the Great North Road and local history as well as maps, local accommodation, drives, tourist attractions, dining, events, free things, conference/wedding venues as well as shopping, pubs/clubs et cetera. The volunteers are happy to assist you any way they can so come on down and say hello!

Roughley House is a colonial heritage listed homestead that was established in 1856 and has been passed through generations of the Roughley family throughout the years, the property is now owned by Hills Shire Council. Group tours of Roughley House are available, contact the centre for times and bookings.




656a Old Northern Road
Dural, NSW, 2158

Located 3.2K from Galston

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