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Great Northern Trading Post

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Great Northern Trading Post is a truly unique venue located at the entrance to the Hunter Valley along the beautiful and iconic Great North Road. Our Cafe, Restaurant and Bar offers exceptional fresh food, live Music, warm service and a truly unique experience in a beautiful rural setting. Located only an hour from Newcastle and the Central Coast or just over that from Sydney.

GNTP is open seven days serving delicious freshly made food and the finest coffee in the valley! Our restaurant Rosa’s Kitchen is open on weekends and offers a beautiful and rustic seasonal menu on an open grill with local produce accompanied with Rosa’s fresh and delicious salad bar. We do breakfast from 8 am on weekends and dinner on Friday and Saturday nights from 6 pm.
We also keep a well-stocked general store, whether you are stopping in for a last-minute ingredient or throwing together a picnic (or a meal) to enjoy in our picturesque valley.

GNTP is also the only petrol station around these parts and we also restock gas and ice if you need it. Laguna Village Providore for local and fresh produce is also located in our Laguna Village


Good AZ Gold Tours and Transfers

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Experience all the rural charm that the Hawkesbury district has to offer by visiting one of Australia's oldest wineries, orchards, a working cattle or a vegie farm plus much more.

We will personalise your tours to suit your needs, you can stop and pick your own from our local orchards where you can purchase fresh produce.

You can taste test our fresh goats cheese and wines before you purchase from the producers or you could wander around a vegie farm with the farmer whilst your fresh product is picked.

We offer half day tours and week ends away or you can charter one of our deluxe buses and we will personalise a tour to suit your requirements.


Penrith Tourism

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Push your limits, try new things and discover yourself in Penrith.

Contact the friendly staff at Penrith Tourism to find out how you can experience the Adventure Capital of NSW.

Welcome to Penrith – the Adventure Capital of NSW

Adventure comes in many forms; so if you’re looking to explore, indulge, learn or play then make your way to Penrith. We’re just 50 mins from the Sydney CBD.

Home to Australia’s only indoor skydiving facility and the southern hemisphere’s best white-water facility; we also offer jet packing at the Regatta Centre, Go-Karting and wake boarding at Panthers all year round. If landing a 737 plane is more your thing, you might want to check out our Jet Flight Simulator experience.

If you prefer to keep your feet firmly on the ground, discover the rich arts and culture scene with a visit to The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, the Penrith Regional Gallery or the Museum of Fire.

Surrounded by mountains, sweeping valleys and lakes, there is no better place to explore the great outdoors. Take it easy with a cruise along the Nepean River or step things up with a bushwalk to ‘The Rock’ lookout.

Push your limits, try new things and discover yourself in Penrith.


Hawkesbury: The River's Just the Beginning

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Shoalhaven Visitor Information Centre

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Open daily 9am to 5pm Closed Christmas Day

To find out what’s on in the Shoalhaven or if you’re after accommodation feel free to browse this website or contact the Shoalhaven Visitors Centre on 1300 662 808.

Shoalhaven Visitors Centre offers a complete range of information, including an online accommodation and tours booking service.

Souvenirs, local produce, including wines and beers, crafts and other merchandise are available for purchase. Internet access and a quiet area for reading is offered for the convenience of travellers.

Enjoy the Shoalhaven region with its beaches, bays, interesting country towns and natural wonders.





Hawkesbury Tourism Visitor Information Centre

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For bookings & further information (7 days) Weekdays 9am - 5pm Saturdays 9am - 4pm Sundays 9am - 4pm

Welcome to The Hawkesbury, one of New South Wales' best kept secrets, and only one hour north-west of Sydney. With 17 small town and villages to explore, 5 rivers, and more than 70 percent of our area being National Parks, The Hawkesbury is a haven for adventure and nature lovers, as well as for art and history lovers alike.



We invite you to visit The Hawkesbury and experience what this special place has to offer.

Whether you're interests lie in art, culture, history, water-skiing, swimming, canoeing (bring your own), farming, bushwalking, horse-riding, or a wide range of other sports, you will find The Hawkesbury caters for you. If it is retail therapy that you are looking for, you will love spending time exploring our many village shops and galleries, or you will find some fantastic bargains by visiting our local craft and food markets held regularly throughout the year. On the other hand you may simply wish to soak up the peace and quiet while enjoying our magnificent scenery.

Whether your visit is for business or pleasure, fun or romance, for a day, a weekend or a week, our accommodation ranges from Caravan Parks and B & B's, to Resorts, Cottages or Motels, catering for both your taste and your budget, you can be sure you will enjoy your visit to the Hawkesbury.

Please feel free to call into our Visitors Centre, opposite the Richmond RAAF Base, where you'll find a playground for the children to unwind as well as a cafe for refreshments.

Why not not pick up your fresh food and wine from the Farm Gate Trail before you leave. Yummm.

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