Where to stay near Hawkesbury River?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,518 holiday rentals near Hawkesbury River. From 1,022 Houses to 269 Studios, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Hawkesbury River is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Hawkesbury River?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Hawkesbury River. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Central Coast: 2,187 holiday rentals
  • Greater Sydney: 4,594 holiday rentals
  • Sydney CBD: 2,302 holiday rentals
  • Blue Mountains: 667 holiday rentals
  • Terrigal: 1,366 holiday rentals

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Hawkesbury River! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Hawkesbury River?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Hawkesbury River with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Central Coast: 2,187 holiday homes
  • Terrigal: 1,366 holiday homes
  • Sydney: 3,389 holiday homes
  • Palm Beach: 1,133 holiday homes
  • The Entrance: 838 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Hawkesbury River?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Hawkesbury River. From HomeAway travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Darling Harbour: 1,656 holiday rentals
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge: 1,541 holiday rentals
  • Australia Square: 3,958 holiday rentals
  • Copacabana Beach: 1,989 holiday rentals
  • Blue Bay: 1,610 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Hawkesbury River listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.

Keeping current with the Hawkesbury River

About an hour's drive northwest of Sydney's cosmopolitan centre, the Hawkesbury River is a broad, historically significant river, and 1 of the main waterways in the Sydney area. If you put a message in a bottle at Richmond – just go with us here – it would float about 120 km east, passing through a number of scenic national parks before eventually making its way into the Tasman Sea at Broken Bay. The river is a popular spot for water sports, and you'll find plenty of Hawkesbury River vacation rentals that would make a great headquarters for any canoeing, waterskiing or hiking weekend.

The wetter, the better on the Hawkesbury River

Whether your preferences tend toward kayaking, fishing, swimming or something else, the name of the game on the Hawkesbury River is waterfront recreation. A major destination for any number of water activities, you can find everything from waterskiing and canoeing races to cliff-diving festivals along the river all throughout the year. A nature lover's paradise, the numerous national parks surrounding the waterway offer plenty of campsites, picnic areas and hiking trails. A short drive away, Sydney is home to everything from art and culture museums to quirky boutiques, contemporary dining and upscale nightlife.

Friends in flow places – what to see on the Hawkesbury River

Outdoorsy types rejoice – the river winds its way through Dharug, Marramarra and Ku-ring-gai Chase National Parks, where you can find scenic mountain views, wooded hillsides and plenty of riverfront access for boating, canoeing, kayaking and fishing. Just west of the river, the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden features 28 hectares of landscaped grounds, featuring flora from all over the world, and scenic views of the Blue Mountains and the surrounding area. At the other end of the river, the historic Barrenjoey Lighthouse boasts a 20-metre-high sandstone tower dating from 1881.

Warm, winning weather – the Hawkesbury River's toasty temps

Though the region's fairly large, most of the area around the Hawkesbury River has a humid subtropical climate, with hot summers, mild winters and moderate rainfall all year round. Average winter temperatures range from 9 to 18 degrees between June and August, while summer highs peak around 27 in January and February. Thanks to the pleasant climate and wealth of outdoor activities, the area's popular with visitors throughout the year, and you'll find prices for Hawkesbury River vacation rentals stay about the same from 1 season to the next.

Winding along – scenic sights on the Hawkesbury River

Forming at the base of the Blue Mountains, near the town of Richmond, the Hawkesbury River begins at the confluence of the Nepean and Grose Rivers, eventually making its way about 120 km westward to flow into the Tasman Sea. Along the way, the river passes through scenic national parks with forested mountainsides and rocky plateaus; there are a number of islands throughout the river, too. Hawkesbury River vacation rentals will put you in the heart of 1 of Australia's most unique and diverse ecosystems.