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Maroota South

South Maroota is located approximately 65 kilometres northwest of the Sydney CBD in the Shire of Baulkham Hills. The original inhabitants of the South Maroota 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. The first European settler in the South Maroota area was Charles Williams, one of the first convicts to be released and granted land in the late 1700's. In a tragic story, his wife and son died in a boating accident on the Hawkesbury River, leaving him depressed and unable to maintain his once profitable farm. As a consequence he was left in destitution. Towns surrounding South Maroota include: Cattai and Maroota. Visitor Information: Sydney Hills Visitor Centre 656A Old Northern Road, Dural (02) 9651 4411 Email: enquiries@sydneyhills.com.au Website: www.sydneyhills.com.au

Maroota South: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Tobruk Sheep Station


Tobruk Sheep Station - 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 2.8K from Maroota South

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 7.4K from Maroota South

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 10.5K from Maroota South

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 10.6K from Maroota South

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 12.4K from Maroota South

Maroota South: Events

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 2.3K from Maroota South

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
2016
      11th Jun
      12th Jun


312 River Road
Lower Portland, NSW, 2756

Located 4.8K from Maroota South

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
2016
      11th Jun
      12th Jun


312 River Road
Lower Portland, NSW, 2756

Located 4.8K from Maroota South

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.


Event Dates
2016
      22nd Sep
      23rd Sep
      24th Sep


St Albans
St Albans, NSW, 2775

Located 15.9K from Maroota South

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