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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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Looking for the perfect gift idea, or even just a way to say thanks? Why not gift a Heritage Ventures experience? A Heritage Ventures Gift Voucher unlocks workshops, eco adventures, river cruises, historical walking tours and more. Our digital eGift Vouchers are a great way to let someone know you’re thinking about them. Gift a voucher sent directly to your friends email for them to choose any event and use whenever they want.

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Waratah Wonders


August 2024

A half day meander through the wonders of Kulnura along bush tracks of waratahs and gymea lilies and out to glorious views 'up in the clouds'

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The Caves
of Kulnura
 
7 July 2024

An all day bush tour to the caves and sandstone country around Basalt Hill and Kulnura. In this wild landscape we'll be exploring side gullies and ridges to experience the diversity of winter flowers and rock formations. Hear about the archaeological surveys undertaken around Upper Mangrove Creek and the dating of the oldest habitation site on the Central Coast. A day of exploration, history and nature immersion. A bush morning tea on the way.

 

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History Afloat:
Kayak Popran Creek

 24 August 2024

Launching from Spencer we paddle with the tide past Holy Trinity Church into the serene waters of Popran Creek. Historical stories unfold through the lost names of Sawmill Flat, Kellys Creek and Neverfail island. Look out for azure kingfishers, white faced herons and soaring sea eagles. Morning tea by mangroves and Casuarina fringed wetlands. Lunch at a secret location further upstream.  

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The Secrets of
Dubbo Gully
 
28 July 2024

Explore the historical remains of Dubbo Gully when Mangrove Creek was a thriving 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 the last remaining homestead. We will visit the original road from Sydney to the coast and hear about the haunted 'Inn of the Damned'

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It Happened on the Hawkesbury
 
22 September 2024

Enjoy a River Cruise to the places where it happened on the Hawkesbury River. Trace three unique events while boating along the river - from the drafting of the Constitution to secret operation Jaywick Z force and the largest construction project in the southern hemisphere.  Join historians, maritime experts and floating storytellers for revelations and an in depth journey into the past.  Lunch at a waterside destination.    

Terms and Conditions

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.

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