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The Hills District is renowned for its country-paced lifestyle, especially given it's only thirty minutes away from the CBD! The attraction of this part of the world is entirely modest; acres of land, rose gardens and vegetable patches are where residents source all of their own produce. Go that little bit further in the car and the air is cleaner, the petunias are brighter and the food is exquisitely better. Once you digest a bit of the unprocessed lifestyle, you'll almost certainly be making your way back to the Hills district for seconds.
The Hills District is home to some pretty cashed-up Sydneysiders, and that's no surprise driving past most of these properties. Slow down near the Georgian mansions in Castle Hill and Baulkham Hills to envy the space around and between the houses, and imagine the glamorous events that were thrown there in the past, Gatsby-style. Baulkham Hills, otherwise known as the 'Garden Shire', boasts spectacular English gardens, and the myriad of nurseries and roadside flower stands ensure the suburb retains its title. The passion for organic living filters through into the Hills District's food scene, and foodies have even relocated out here to take advantage of the emerging food scene. If you're looking for things to do on a long weekend, why not take a trip up here to see what all the fuss is about?
If you keep on going over the hills in the direction of the Hawkesbury River, you'll be edging your way into the bush of the Central North. Up here, the properties simply blend into the trees. Boating and bushwalking are popular activities in Ku-ring-gai Chase and Berowra Valley National Parks, and are religiously enjoyed by locals and visitors alike. A perfect weekend escape for city-dwellers; it's close enough that you can return in an emergency, but far enough away to gather your thoughts and catch your breath.
An organic and unprocessed lifestyle so close to the city almost seems too good to be true. Best jump on the band wagon before the rest of Sydney does!
The Hills & Central North Events & What's On
- Paddle About (Sep 2017) Lake Parramatta Reserve
- Sep 2017 Hip-Hopping from Bollywood to Brazil (7-14 Years) Epping Library
- Family Day: Scratch (Ages 7+) @ Museums Discovery Centre Museums Discovery Centre
- Kids Native Bee Workshop @ Earthwise Cottage Earthwise Cottage
- Mosaic Art with The Bower - Vinegar Hill Memorial Library Rouse Hill Vinegar Hill Memorial Library
- SCA Junior Mountain Bike Camp Jubes Mountain Bike Park
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