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Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley

Explore Windsor

Well known for it's charming & historic town centers, the Hawkesbury is also Sydney's original food bowl - bursting with boutique distilleries and delicious foodie adventures.

Local Tips

Local Tips

Must See

A trip to Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley means the opportunity to experience some of the most breathtaking landmarks and nature reserves NSW has to offer. From the views of the Three Sisters in the Blue mountains to the iconic Hawkesbury River, you also don't want to miss out on picking some fresh fruit in the rolling green orchards of Bilpin.

What's New

We are excited to announce that Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley’s new guest room transformations are complete. Revealed in April 2021 the new design sees all 105 guest rooms re-envisioned into a design layout which breathes modern innovation and premium comfort. We wish you an enjoyable stay and would love to know what you think!


If you are visiting the Hawkesbury Valley for the first time, you'll definitely want to pack some hiking clothes and a picnic basket. The region is home to some of the most magnificent walking trails and vantage points. With a number of beautiful day trip locations nearby we would also suggest travelling by car where possible. It's the best way to explore the region and parking is free on-site.

Must Do

With so many amazing attractions in the Hawkesbury region, here are 5 of our must do activities: Get pampered at Villa Thalgo Day Spa, enjoy a refreshing cider at Hillbilly Cider Shed, pick fresh fruit in Bilpin, explore the Windsor and Richmond Markets, taste the recently awarded worlds best gin at Karu Distillery (or enjoy it on-site in our Barracks Bar!).

Don't Go Home Without

Before you wrap up your stay with us, don't miss out on a fine dining dinner experience at Harvest Restaurant. If you're after something a little more adventurous, you'll want to visit the Wild Cats Conservation Center in Wilberforce located just 15 minutes from the hotel.

Things To Do

Things To Do

Blue Mountains National Park

Lawson Ridge Trail, 02 4787 8877, Katoomba, New South Wales 2787

Explore World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park, home of the famous Three Sisters in Katoomba. Discover iconic lookouts and waterfalls, historic walking tracks, mountain biking, Aboriginal culture, adventure sports, and camping - right on Sydney's doorstep.

Trees Adventure - Grose River Park

200 Springwood Rd, Yarramundi, NSW 2753

Soar through the treetops at the foothills of The Blue Mountains on an array of flying foxes, tight ropes and tunnels! Our 2.5-hour session (including training) will have you laughing along with the kookaburras. Check-in is 15min prior and is important so we can get you ready on time for some serious fun. All of the treetop platforms are built on more than 70 Sydney Blue Gums (eucalyptus saligna), which borders both sides of the river. Trees Adventure Grose River Park is located at the conflu

Yarramundi Reserve

Lot 7301 Springwood Rd, Yarramundi, NSW 2753

This lovely spot is located where the Grose and Hawkesbury-Nepean Rivers merge. Yarramundi Reserve has a little something for everyone. You will enjoy your visit all year round. The reserve is suitable for kayaking or canoeing. If you chose to stay dry instead why not go for a walk or do some bird watching - it has been noted that you could find over 90 different species of birds - or simply enjoy a leisurely picnic and relax. Yarramundi is a nice spot for fishing too.

Windsor Riverview Shopping Centre

227 George St, Windsor, NSW 2756

Featuring Coles and numerous specialty stores the Centre's laid back friendly atmosphere offers a great range of convenience and specialty retail shopping in the one easily accessible location. Over 300 undercover carpark spaces. Easy, convenient, single level shopping. With over 30 specialty stores, there is something here for you!

Hawkesbury Paddlewheeler

Paradise Cafe, 766 River Road, Windsor, NSW 2756

The Paddlewheeler is an iconic tourist attraction located at Windsor Public Wharf -The Terrace in Windsor, offering a variety of river cruises to suit all needs.

Wildwood Garden

29 Powell Road, Bilpin, NSW 2758

Garden lovers are invited to visit this magnificent Bilpin garden. Lovingly crafted over almost 40 years by Wayne and Sue Tapping, the garden presents a glorious collection of cool climate plants in a natural woodland setting. The garden features a cherry walk in peak flower in mid September, a fragrant daphne hedge and a magnificent waterfall with ponds as well as a large lake.

Governor Phillip Park

George St, Windsor, NSW 2756

Riverfront park offering covered picnic areas & BBQs along with a playground, fishing & a boat ramp

Butterfly Farm & Ski Garden

446 Wilberforce Road, Wilberforce, NSW 2756

The Butterfly Farm and Ski Gardens caters for school groups, probus clubs etc for tours of the insect museum which is one of the largest displays of insects in the world. Water skiing in the summer months is popular on our riverfront. Each group have a picnic table & B.B.Q. & their boats are launched and recovered by our tractor. A large function centre with kitchen & cooking facilities is available for hire for Xmax parties, birthdays, car shows etc.

McQuade Park

361 George St, Windsor, NSW 2756

McQuade Park was planned by Lachlan Macquarie in 1810 as the great square that was to stand in front of St Matthews Church. Today it is a lovely large park in historic Windsor featuring a large sporting field with a heritage rotunda, a children’s playground, toilets and picnic shelters. A large pond features at one end of the park, it is a scenic back drop for photos or a pleasant place to see the local ducks.

Hawkesbury Regional Gallery

Deerubbin Centre, 1st Floor/300 George St, Windsor, NSW 2756

The Gallery is a prominent public gallery within North-Western Sydney and the NSW Regional Galleries network. Curating a large proportion of exhibitions in-house, the program supports regional and NSW artists and brings new work to audiences. The program also includes touring exhibitions from regional and state galleries and touring organisations throughout Australia. The changing exhibition program covers a diverse range of art forms.