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Location is located on the main street of town.
Richmond, New South Wales, is located just beyond the outskirts of Sydney, around 65km from the state capitals CBD, or just under an hour by rental car. On the other side of Richmond, you have the Blue Mountains National Park and just slightly northeast the Dharug National Park and Yengo National Park. This proximity to stunning national parks and metropolitan Sydney makes Richmond the perfect place to hire a car and begin your New South Wales adventure. Richmond is now considered an outer suburb of Sydney, but originally was its own town, the second largest in the Macquarie region.
The first stop when exploring Richmond should be the Hawkesbury Visitor Information Centre. Here, you will find all the information and pamphlets you need to explore the region. The centre is located right next to the Hawkesbury Showgrounds and Clarendon Train Station. With a history stretching back to the 1820s, there are many historical and colonial buildings in Richmond, including the post office, St Andrews Presbyterian Church and Bowman Cottage. Explore these sights and more in your car after picking up a pamphlet from the visitor centre, with parks, hotels, homes, museums and more to explore. One of the most popular heritage sites is the Macquarie Arms Hotel, considered the most well preserved pre-1820 colonial building in Australia.
Gain an insight into the region at the Hawkesbury Regional Museum. With a large collection of artefacts and displays, it is a great addition to a day's itinerary. Also on the site is Howe House, a historic property. Entry into the museum is free with a small charge for group bookings.
The Blue Mountains National Park is less than an hour away with a car hire from Richmond. This popular escape for Sydney residents is full of natural sights and cultural activities. Take in the Valley Heights Rail Museum and the Norman Lindsay Gallery and Museum before heading further into the park.
The Blue Mountains National Park is popular with Sydney residents and visitors from all over Australia and overseas. Iconic geography, waterfalls, camping, hiking, Aboriginal cultural tours, valleys and gorges are all easily accessible. Short on time? Head to the heart of the park in the Katoomba area. With the best walking trails and waterfalls. The Prince Henry Cliff walk has over 20 lookout points to enjoy and three waterfalls. The walk takes around four hours but packs in unforgettable views, including the iconic ‘Three Sisters’ formation.
You are less than an hour away from the heart of Sydney. Take in some of the fantastic free museums and art galleries during your time in New South Wales. Museums and galleries such as the Museum of Contemporary Art, Australian National Maritime Museum, the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australian Museum, and White Rabbit Gallery are all free entry. These are just some of the free sites; with more available, you will never be short on activities while in Sydney.
If you have to choose one, then the Australian Museum offers something for everyone. Founded in 1827, it is Australia's oldest museum and houses over 21 million objects across all science and history fields. From Dinosaur bones, Aboriginal cultural objects, fossils, and taxidermy. You could spend an entire day wandering the museum looking at the permanent exhibits, and no one would blame you if you did. Take a look at the website to see what's on, with special events and exhibitions a regular occurrence.