Convict Relics of Wiseman's Ferry & Colo River
Wiseman's Ferry Convict Trails

What a great day out! This tour explores scenic but little known country to the north-east of the Blue Mountains plateau.

After visiting luxuriant cool temperate rainforests of the Mt Wilson `Hill Station', we descend the Mountains via a 4WD ridge tracks overlook the Colo River to visit an ancient aboriginal site.

A highlight of this tour is the cable ferry River crossing and the spectacular scenic waterfront cliffs of the mighty Hawkesbury River. This early farming region dates back to the first settlements of the late 1800s so is steeped in convict colonial history. Small family cemetaries and even isolated headstones can be found along the way and the romantic atmosphere of this pioneering region has been celebrated in several recent Australian novels.

Your guide has spent over 30 years exploring this region on foot and by boat so you will have the opportunity to walk sections of the abandoned Old Great North Road before our return journey back to Katoomba.

Wiseman's Ferry 4WD tour highlights:

  • Mt Wilson: a volcanic `island' in a sea of sandstone
  • mountain trails to the Colo & Hawkesbury Rivers
  • cable ferry Hawkesbury River crossings
  • scenic 4WD bush tracks to Colo and Hawkesbury Rivers
  • riverside picnic or lunch venue at Wiseman's Ferry Cafe
  • optional walk along a restored section of the GNR

Wiseman's Ferry tour details:

  • call +612 4787 7179 or 0419 650 600 for availability
  • tour departs Katoomba 8.00am, returning approx. 6pm
  • morning or afternoon tea provided
  • bring a picnic lunch or buy from one of several venues
  • entry to any attractions offered at a `corporate rate'
  • air-conditioned 4WD `Private Charter' eco tour
  • 4WD tracks & short walks where appropriate
  • Experienced & Accredited driver/guide
  • see our luxury 4WD tours in the Range Rover Sport

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