Tours & Events

Heritage Venture hosts regular tour experiences from village explorations to river cruises and historical meanders in the bush. 

Our tours range from half day to full tours, 'tag along' adventures and weekend tours.

Join us on our hidden histories tours to the lesser known places and stories with expert guides and local knowledge holders.

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Up High
Over Spencer

6th August 2022

Adventure into the bush slopes behind Spencer village. With unique access we investigate fern-filled valleys, caves, and the indentations of rushing creeks. Passing through hanging swamps we view history from on high reimagining Dyarubbin 100 years ago, at first contact, and beyond into deep time. Evidence of the original custodians are written across and into this rich and sustaining landscape.

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An Object - A Story:   Spring Soirée High Tea

11 September 2022

A special Spring soirée with high tea. Enjoy Sunday afternoon in the company of like minds to travel into the past via the mystery and history of objects. Discover the stories behind strange and fantastical artefacts collected from river journeys, hearth and home, maritime exploits and living off the land. Vintage high tea with an 'eat your history' flavour and an exclusive tea menu.

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Elizabeth Donovan
Picnic

8 Jan 2023

A picnic to celebrate the woman who was Elizabeth Donovan. On arrival from Ireland in 1826 Elizabeth found out her husband was a bigamist. She applied successfully for him to be assigned as her convict servant and leased 100 acres at Ironbark Creek. It was in this creek that Elizabeth drowned on 3rd January at the age of 100.  Join us this January for music and feasting at the Richard Woodbury Reserve - with an Irish theme.

Terms and Conditions

 

1. Bookings can be made online, by telephone or in person at the office, The Hawkesbury Duck.

2. Cancellation and Refunds. There are no refunds if the cancellation is made by you. We reserve the right to cancel a tour for any reason and a full refund will be provided.

 

3. COVID-19. For the safety of all participants in our tours and our staff, tour leaders and tour managers, it is a condition of travel on all of our tours, day tours, festivals that all participants adhere to NSW Government Health Regulations. 

4. Fitness to participate. Most of our tours require a moderate level of fitness. This requires fitness to undertake walking tours of 2-3 hours duration, including using bush tracks, walking over rough stones and other uneven surfaces. Certain tours will require an above moderate or challenging level of fitness.