The 6 Best Things to Do in Richmond, Australia

October 14, 2017 Merry Kessler

Discover the best top things to do in Richmond, Australia including Trees Adventure Grose River Park, Cloud 9 Balloon Flights, Clarendon Tavern, Sydney Trail Riding Centre, Planet X Entertainment, Hawkesbury Visitor Information Centre.
Restaurants in Richmond

1. Trees Adventure Grose River Park

200 Springwood Road | Yarramundi, Richmond, New South Wales 2753, Australia +61 2 4776 1226
Excellent
93%
Good
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5 based on 54 reviews

Trees Adventure Grose River Park

Trees Adventure is Australia's premier Treetop Adventure experience. At our Grose River park you will have all the familly from 4 to 75+ swinging, leaping, climbing and flying through the forest from 2 to 25 meters up in the trees allowing thrill seekers and nature enthusiasts to experience the trees like never before. Come in and spend 2 hours choosing from 8 courses with over 110 challenges including 19 flying foxes! Bookings are essential! Open Tuesday - Sunday, 9am - 5pm. Closed on Mondays but will be open during School and Public Holidays.

Reviewed By Tofugirl123 - Sydney, Australia

We've been to Treetops (various branches) many times but this place is great, firstly because it's quieter, secondly because the staff don't look as harried as they do at Treetops, thirdly because unlike Treetops there is a cafe on site which is great because as parents you're watching for a long time.
The ziplines however are not as far off the ground as Treetops and for the beginner level, there are only two courses. Probably better suited to younger kids. There are more advanced courses but a parent must go up with them.

2. Cloud 9 Balloon Flights

328 Hawkesbury Valley Way | Hawkesbury Visitor Information Centre, Richmond, New South Wales 2756, Australia
Excellent
78%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
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10%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 37 reviews

Cloud 9 Balloon Flights

Cloud 9 Balloon Flights is an award winning Australian owned and operated, family business who pioneered hot air ballooning over Sydney in 1993. All flights include 45- 60 minute hot air balloon flight, colour certificate, online photos and full buffet champagne breakfast. Gift Vouchers and accommodation packages available. A choice of two locations, Sydney, Hawkesbury or Hunter Valley.

Reviewed By swimwiz - Sydney, Australia

Perfect flight, perfect day, very well managed, highly experienced staff with great customer skills and very knowledgeable. The after flight breakfast was perfect as well, photos and follow up being top notch.Hi Swimwiz What can I say? Thanks for the review, I will forward your comments to the team they desire the praise! Thank you for flying with Cloud 9 Balloons, hopefully see you again one day. Kind regards Clare

3. Clarendon Tavern

244 Hawkesbury Valley Way, Richmond, New South Wales 2756, Australia +61 2 4587 9311
Excellent
43%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
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5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 17 reviews

Clarendon Tavern

Reviewed By David H - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

We have eaten at the hot rocks adjoining eatery numerous times, the food has never dissappointed us. On a thursday night they have buy a main meal & get a second one for $5 great value. There are also different offers on different nights. well worth a visit.

4. Sydney Trail Riding Centre

100 Ridges Lane, Richmond, New South Wales 2753, Australia +61 432 105 104
Excellent
73%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
9%
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

Sydney Trail Riding Centre

Reviewed By Aria9093 - Sydney, Australia

I have been to Sydney Trail Riding Centre a few times on the 1 hour experienced rider's ride. I have been riding on and off for 16 years so I am reasonably experienced and have visited many riding schools. STRC is also on the same property as Scenic Hills Riding Ranch but under new ownership and management. If you rode here when it was Scenic Hills and didn't like it, I encourage you to visit again. The new owners have made many structural improvements like rebuilding the old diary, the fencing, new stables, a dressage arena, round yard etc. They have an on site vending machine and the place has a friendly vibe. Bring cash as there is no eftpos.
The thing that sets STRC apart from anywhere else in Sydney is their commitment to safety. Safety wise the place has improved 10 fold over what Scenic Hills was. There are separate rides for beginners and experienced riders. All the guides are friendly and carry first aid kits. They do not pack as many horses as they can on one ride.
Beginners ride -
This is a 1 hour ride suitable for absolute beginners and people who are looking for a horse riding experience rather than those who are looking to learn how to ride. It is strictly walking only. If you're looking to learn to ride, you will have to take lessons as they don't cater for people who want to learn to trot and canter. I am over the top when it comes to safety and would say STRC has the safest beginner's rides in NSW.
Experienced ride -
For riders who have ridden over 100 times and can trot and canter well. This ride is still safety conscious so there is no galloping and it isn't a hooning type of ride. The horses don't get fizzy at the bottom of hills or race each other either, they are rather well behaved and easily controllable. Runs are done both individually and as a group depending on the hill. The horses don't pull, dance around at the bottom of hills, flat gallop up the hill then come to an uncomfortable sudden stop at the top like most of the experienced rider's Scenic Hills horses did. The guides ask you to always walk then trot and then canter instead of just taking off. Because of this the horses don't get "hot" or inadvertently trained to race uncontrollably up the hill. The trail guide was saying they remove any horse that gets hot for re evaluation as a riding school horse. I actually felt there wasn't enough trotting or cantering so would go on the 2 hour ride next time.
My only feedback would be to use more of the property on the experienced rider's rides rather than riding for half an hour and coming back the same way.It is a 500 acre property. Also they could maintain some of the overgrown paddocks which have really good runs in them but it is understandable they don't as STRC and the agistment side isn't as big as Scenic Hills was.
An overall very good experience suitable for the whole family.

5. Planet X Entertainment

U 3 40 Bowman St, Richmond, New South Wales 2753, Australia +61 2 4578 2212
Excellent
76%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
12%
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4.5 based on 8 reviews

Planet X Entertainment

We are an Indoor Trampoline Park catering to TOTS, TEENS and all those IN-BETWEEN. At Planet X Entertainment we pride ourselves on Friendly and Helpful staff as well as ensuring all our patrons feel safe, comfortable and just have a great time at Planet X Entertainment. Our facilities are kept clean and well maintained. Why not bring the whole family down for a day of FUN!!

Reviewed By Copthat1 - Sydney, Australia

This attraction is actually in Richmond, Sydney, NSW. Great fun that's for sure. This is an indoor trampoline park, obviously catering for any weather condition. It's has continuous long trampolines where you just keep on bouncing. Slam dunk a few balls in through the rings if you like whilst doing a forward roll....!! Cost around $15 per hour.
You need at least 1 hour here. Book online. Great entertainment for the kids, and great exercise too..! You must try this.

6. Hawkesbury Visitor Information Centre

328 Hawkesbury Valley Way | Ham Common, Richmond, New South Wales 2756, Australia +61 2 4560 4620
Excellent
44%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
28%
Poor
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4 based on 7 reviews

Contact us to get the most out of your visit to the Hawkesbury region. Talk to the local experts to discover the best things to do, see and experience.

Reviewed By susanepopovski - Sydney, Australia

The visitors information centre is located on route of the walking track between Richmond and Clarendon opposite the RAAF. People like to bring their children to play in the playground and others like to watch as the RAAF planes land and take off. The people in the centre are well versed in the history and location of the Hawkesbury and so asking question would be the way to go as there is a lot of interesting information and things to do in the area.

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