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Cooler Days and Crisp Nights Signal Autumn is Here!

The natural beauty of the Hawkesbury region offers stunning natural landscapes year-round, but autumn certainly adds a special touch when the mature deciduous trees start to transform and their leaves turn vibrant shades of red, yellow and bronze, presenting stunning vibrant scenery.

The Hawkesbury’s parklands and gardens are certainly worth a visit at this picturesque time of year! You are sure to find the perfect insta-gram-able moment!

Visiting the Hawkesbury you will find your spirits lift as you connect with the colourful transformation. Generally mid to late April sees the trees change in the higher elevations around Kurrajong, Bilpin, Mt Tomah and Mt Wilson.

As May takes hold, the trees in the lower areas of Richmond, Windsor and Wisemans Ferry display their amazing colours – and there’s no better time to rug up, take some photos and go for a walk to enjoy them.

The Hawkesbury Visitor Information Centre is located on The Hawkesbury Valley Way – this is a well known stretch of road, and we are lucky to be located directly across from the RAAF Base Richmond . This road links our two biggest towns – Windsor and Richmond.

The Hawkesbury Valley Way is home to one of the most well known and iconic autumn displays. As you pass the RAAF base and drive into Richmond along the Hawkesbury Valley Way you’ll see a magnificent avenue of mature London Plane trees. These trees tower up to 30 metres with some of the trees having trunks over 3 metres in circumference. They were planted by local Council in 1897 to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria’s reign.

So you are dressed nice and warm, the car is ready and phone charged or the camera for the more passionate photographers… where do you start your autumn leaf journey? Here are some of our local Hawkesbury favourites – but look around on your travels as there are bound to be more trees changing.

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The Terrace (Howe Park)
Hawkesbury Valley Way, Richmond

Chapel Street
Richmond Park, Windsor Street
Richmond Pughs Lagoon, Francis Street,

Memorial Park, Old Bells Line of Road, Kurrajong
Bowen Mountain Park, Lieutenant Bowen Rd

MT TOMAH | Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens, Bells Line of Road, Mt Tomah (free entry)

Wildwood Gardens, Powells Road, Bilpin (check opening dates and entry fee applies)
Mountain Lagoon Road, Bilpin

MT WILSON | Numerous private gardens (contact the Visitor Centre for further details)

Consider extending your visit because when you stay in the Hawkesbury you’ll always be warmly welcomed. From luxury accommodation, comfortable motels, houseboats, caravan parks, character filled B&Bs or tent sites – we have it all. Whatever your budget you will find accommodation in the Hawkesbury that’s right.

The region has developed unique accommodation options that blend seamlessly with the natural surroundings. So whether you’re seeking natural beauty, unique accommodations, or outdoor adventures, the Hawkesbury region has something to offer during the crisp autumn months!

For more information go to, stop by and chat with a local at the Hawkesbury Visitor Information Centre (open 7 days 9-4pm) or call the team on (02) 4560 4620.

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