Area Info

There are endless walks around the cottage however since Singleton’s Retreat is located close to many wonderful places to investigate along the Hawkesbury River area, we have provided some helpful links below so that you can research your next family getaway at the Hawkesbury River.

Things to do in Wisemans Ferry

We love Wisemans Ferry. It is one of those no-brainer destinations.

In less the one hour, you are in a country village that is surrounded by National Parks. There are beautiful water views of the Hawkesbury River and the sandstone escarpments of the area are an impressive sight. This makes Singleton’s Retreat an ideal location for your next family getaway at the Hawkesbury River.

A lovely historical town to picnic

Located 75 kilometers northwest of Sydney, Wiseman’s Ferry makes for a great picnic, barbecue spot or romantic day out for a retreat- one of my favourites. The river town is situated at the heart of the Hawkesbury River, where it is surrounded by National Parks including Yengo, Cattai, Dharug and Marramarra. It is a beautifully, scenic drive along old Northern road towards Wisemans Ferry with rural cottages contrasting with mansions.

The range of activities and attactions in the Hawkesbury offers our visitors something for everyones needs. From fast paced adventure for the young and active crowd to more leisurely activities to suit the whole family, the Hawkesbury has it all

Find out whats happening in The Hawkesbury right here!



St Albans, NSW

Tiny historic village on the Macdonald River north of Wisemans Ferry.

St Albans is the perfect day out from Sydney. The instructions to get there are easy: take the road from Sydney north to Wisemans Ferry, cross the river and turn left. The trip usually takes around 90 minutes from the city centre.

Situated only a 45 minute drive from Sydney and on the banks of the Hawkesbury River the town of Wisemans Ferry. Established in 1827 The Wisemans Inn Hotel still retains all the charm and heritage of its time. Now run and operated by former Australian Wallaby Bill Young, you can be assured off some great country hospitality when you call into the WIH.

Nestled in the heartland of the Hawkesbury River is the rustic Wisemans Ferry Bowling Club, situated only 60 kilometres north-west of Sydney CBD. Encircled by National Parks the club overlooks the magic waters of the Hawkesbury and surrounding cliffs which offer a magnificent view from our large dine-on verandah. Come and explore this remarkable area offering a nine hole golf course, BMX track, tennis courts, great fishing and bush-walking tracks including the convict built Great Old Northern Road. Our Bistro offers the best of local product and is attracting good revues and is in the affordable price range. This makes Singleton’s Retreat an ideal location for your next family getaway at the Hawkesbury River.

Wisemans Ferry the forgotten valley – Your five-star destination just one hour from Sydney for the perfect family getaway. Our cottage sits just 16km sown river from Wisemans Ferry, making it the best place to stay in order to able to experience all that the area has to offer. This webpage has all the information required to plan your next family getaway.