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Upper Macdonald: 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 14.1K from Upper Macdonald

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 18.6K from Upper Macdonald

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 22.7K from Upper Macdonald

Upper Macdonald: 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.


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


St Albans
St Albans, NSW, 2775

Located 4.8K from Upper Macdonald

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 19.6K from Upper Macdonald

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 22.5K from Upper Macdonald

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 22.5K from Upper Macdonald

The Art of Mindful Living Retreat


Escape to a lush and peaceful sanctuary designed for meditating together, and located only 90 minutes north of Sydney. Relax, unwind, and learn valuable skills that will last a lifetime. 'The art of mindful living' is an inspiring and rejuvenating three and a half day retreat, run over a long weekend.

'The art of mindful living' retreat is a life-changing, three day, deep immersion into mindfulness. On this popular retreat, you will learn the practice of mindfulness, and discover powerful strategies to live a more conscious and connected life when you go back home.

Tickets for this retreat are limited so book your spot now by going to the web site. Your ticket includes Includes all meals (delicious healthy vegetarian ones!), three nights accommodation, all class sessions and resources.


Event Dates
2016
      30th Sep
      1st Oct
      2nd Oct
      3rd Oct


300 Mangrove Creek Road
Mangrove Creek, NSW, 2250

Located 22.8K from Upper Macdonald

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