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.
Tidal Mills and Colonial Food
16 April 2022
On this 'tag along' tour our expert guide reveals the stories of the 1820s Singleton's tidal mill at Mill Creek, Gunderman. Hear about cabbage tree huts, wheat and maize production and the early barter systems of the river from the diaries of Mrs Felton Mathews. Visit the route hacked out by the No 3 iron gang in 1827-1832 - one of Gov. Darling's 'Great Roads', Finch's Line is now part of a joint World Heritage listing.
The Secrets of Dubbo Gully
14th May 2022
Explore the historical remains of Dubbo Gully when Mangrove Creek was a thriving river community with wharves, inns and slab homes. Gain insight into the past at St Thomas Cemetery and visit Fairview to hear about the experience of growing up in the area and the campaign to save this last remaining homestead. We will visit the original road from Sydney to the coast and hear about the haunted ‘inn of the Damned'.
12 June 2022
Join outdoor specialist Belinda Cook on this exploration of the mailman route used since the 1820s as the connection between Mangrove Creek communities and the Central Coast. Trace the original bridle path from the foothills of Mount Olive to Glenworth Valley through heathland and forest canopy. Enjoy the historical stories of smugglers, moonshiners and 'Mary's Valley'
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.