Welcome to Windsor

Sydney’s Hidden Gem - Bring the Family

Windsor is History
The 200 year old Windsor township is set on the magnificent Hawkesbury River and steadfastly celebrates its history and country village atmosphere. A complete escape for the Sydney-sider only 40 minutes down the M2, you can enjoy the charms of shopping, browsing, historic buildings, entertainment, alfresco dining, people-watching and great coffee. Check out the array of self-guided historic walking and driving tours of Windsor here.

Windsor is Shopping
Shopping and browsing opportunities abound for all ages and stages. The Windsor Craft Markets are every Sunday and offer great locally grown food and handmade crafts. An eclectic selection of discount stores and specialty shops means in Windsor you can buy an Alligator Purse, English humbug confections, a ukulele, handbeaten Peruvian silver jewellery, a poncho, magnificent scented candles, hand beaded necklaces, shoes and matching handbag, designer dresses, Bali or French-inspired homewares and Footy team collectables.

Windsor is Entertainment
Live bands perform at the many historic pubs, there are jazz cruises on the Hawkesbury Paddle Wheeler, ghost tours and free music on the weekends in the Mall. Annually Windsor hosts the Sydney Blues & Roots Festival on the last weekend of October with world class performers

Windsor is for Water Lovers
The Hawkesbury River at Windsor offers beach space, water skiing, ski boats, cruising and canoeing. Along the water’s edge there are shady picnic tables, walk ways and observation decks for families to reconnect and the kids to let off steam.

Windsor is for Food and Coffee
Windsor has it all - from a la carte to ice cream, Indian curries to pies, Kebabs to pancakes, cupcakes to Chinese, Sushi to Thai,  Italian to Seafood cuisine.The Outback Bakehouse is the holder of the record for Australia’s Longest Sausage Roll.

What's on

Annual Events In Windsor

Sand Sculpture

International Sand Sculpting Competition

Windsor hosted the 2012 event from Jan 11 to 29. Click on the heading to see photos from this spectacular event and check the site for updates for 2013.

ski race

Hawkesbury 120 Ski Race Classic - Windsor to Wiseman's
Windsor hosts this race on the third weekend of August. The Longest 2 Up Ski Race Classsic runs from Windsor to Wiseman's & Return. Click on the heading to see photos from this spectacular event and check the site for updates for 2013.

Blues Musician

Sydney Blues & Roots Festival
Blues lovers are invited to visit Windsor on the last weekend of October (2012 25-28th)to enjoy an array of fine Blues musicians.For more information, dates for this year and to buy tickets click here.

Canoe Classic

Hawkesbury Canoe Classic
This is a fun paddle with a serious purpose. Each year around 600 paddlers paddle  111 km overnight in the moonlight, down the Hawkesbury River from Windsor to Brooklyn, to raise money for charity on the last Saturday in October. For more info click here.

ski race

Bridge to Brige Ski Race
The 2012 Bridge to Bridge Water Ski Classic will be held on 1st and 2nd December. It is a great adventure that commences at Dangar Island in Broken Bay and proceeds along the length of the Hawkesbury River finishing in the historic town of Windsor. Click on the heading to see photos from this spectacular event and check the site for updates for 2013.

Windsor Christmas Lights

Windsor Christmas Lights
Families are invited to visit Windsor from 1 - 24 December for Christmas shopping and to enjoy the old-fashioned village atmosphere created by this great light display.Some stores will be open longer hours, some with entertainment, to cater for shoppers and visitors. Bring the family for some old fashioned fun.