Explore The Hills
Welcome to the Hills Shire, part of the Hills, Hawkesbury & Riverlands region.
The Hills is a unique and contrasting area featuring National Parks, farmland, rivers, mountains, valleys, rural and cosmopolitan centres. Take time to explore the Hills and you will find hidden treasures. Take a leisurely drive down roads surrounded by natural beauty passing through charming rural villages down to the majestic Hawkesbury River.
The Hills offers a wide range of unique accommodation options including luxury B&Bs, farm stays and resort style accommodation. Relax and unwind as you discover the scenic drives, Bush walking trails and an abundance of Bike Tracks across the Shire on offer for visitors to explore.
Be sure to stop and take advantage of the amazing variety of food on offer. For serious foodies be sure not to miss the Hawkesbury Harvest Markets where you can purchase fresh produce direct from the farmers themselves. You can even experience the place where your food is grown by following the Hawkesbury Harvest Farm Gate Trail. No matter where you choose to eat in the Hills, there is the perfect food and wine experience waiting just for you.
The Hills is an area rich in History with many historic buildings and sites in area providing a unique glimpse into our early settlement past. Don’t miss the world heritage listed Great North Road, Australia’s only convict built road, that remains in its original state.
Shop till you drop at the vibrant shopping centres of Castle Towers and Rouse Hill Town shopping Centre. The Hills is home to a tantalizing mix of contrasts which makes this region unique amongst Greater Sydney and New South Wales.
Just an easy 40 minute drive from the centre of Sydney, Hills Hawkesbury & Riverlands is closer than you think!