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Upper Macdonald: 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 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

Convict Trail Project Bucketty Site


Bucketty Site is a bypassed loop of the 1830 convict built Great North Road. There are many elements of the original convict road, culverts, the remains of a bridge, walling, road surface, side cutting and square cut drains all within three hundred metres. This is an excellent historical walk.

There is information provided on the site, picnic tables are available and the site has part disabled access. Toilets can be found five kilometres away at the Mogo Campsite. To get to Mogo Campsite you drive along an unaltered section of the Great North Road and experience the isolation of the 1830s.

To access the Convict Trail at Bucketty, take the Peats Ridge exit from the Sydney/Newcastle expressway, proceed to Peats Ridge and then follow George Downes Drive for 29 kilometres to the intersection with St Albans Road.





Bucketty Site,
Intersection of George Downes Drive,,
Great North Road and Settlers Road
Bucketty, NSW, 2250

Located 24.4K 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
2015
      18th Sep
      19th Sep
      20th Sep
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.



Event Dates
2016
      5th Feb
      6th Feb
      7th Feb


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

Located 19.6K 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
2016
      11th Jun
      12th Jun


312 River Road
Lower Portland, NSW, 2756

Located 22.5K 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
2016
      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
      22nd Apr
      23rd Apr
      24th Apr
      25th Apr
      30th Sep
      1st Oct
      2nd Oct
      3rd Oct


300 Mangrove Creek Road
Mangrove Creek, NSW, 2250

Located 22.8K from Upper Macdonald

Weekend of Mindfulness


*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
'Weekends of Mindfulness' are an opportunity to spend the whole weekend practising yoga, meditation, and mindfulness with like-minded people.

An immersion weekend like this is an opportunity to experience the life-enhancing benefits of living truly in the present, offering a quality of experience that deepens over time. When you allow yourself this time, you gain insight into yourself and how you connect with life in the moment.

Over the course of the weekend you'll experience a blend of mindfulness practices including yoga, pranayama, sitting meditation, walking meditation, body scan meditation, mindful eating, mindful listening, karma yoga (which means to engage in every day activities mindfully), and more.

This semi-silent retreat is a nurturing, enlightening and rejuvenating weekend that will leave you feeling more conscious and connected when you return to daily life.

Tickets for this retreat are limited so book your spot now by going to the web site.


Event Dates
2015
      9th Oct
      10th Oct
      11th Oct
2016
      9th Oct
      10th Oct
      11th Oct


300 Mangrove Creek Road
Mangrove Creek, NSW, 2250

Located 22.8K from Upper Macdonald

Beautiful Minds Retreat


*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
Have you ever wished you had a 'users manual for your mind' so that you could break free of past conditioning, overcome anxiety, stress, and struggle, and find the keys to freedom and fulfilment?

Imagine if you could gain the tools and insights to cultivate a beautiful mind and transform your world from the inside out.

Book into the 'beautiful minds' retreat and they will show you how. Go home feeling rejuvenated, more confident and centred, knowing how to stress less and relax more easily, understanding and managing your mind better.

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!), two nights accommodation, all class sessions and resources.


Event Dates
2015
      28th Aug
      29th Aug
      30th Aug
2016
      28th Aug
      29th Aug
      30th Aug


300 Mangrove Creek Road
Mangrove Creek, NSW, 2250

Located 22.8K from Upper Macdonald

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