The Hills & Central North Region Highlights & Essential Things To Do
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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
- 2018 Festival on the Green - HeroFest! St Ives Village Green
- 2018 St Ives Show St Ives
- April 2018 Holiday Storytime @ Berowra Library Berowra Library
- Family Movie – Treasure Planet at Gordon Library Gordon Library
- Gordon Library Community Connections Hot Desk (Apr 2018) Gordon Library
- Be a Printmaker (Ages 8–12) @ Museums Discovery Centre Museums Discovery Centre
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