Sprawling along the banks of the Hawkesbury River, North Richmond is a semi-rural suburb north-west of Sydney. It was originally home to the Darug people before being settled by Europeans, who established a wooden bridge that connected the area to the neighbouring town of Richmond. The heritage-listed Yobarnie Keyline Farm stands as a legacy of the experimental farming that once took place here.
Things to do
Mingle with the locals during a cricket match at the Turnbull Oval or let the kids run loose in the playground at Peel Park. Adjacent lies the North Richmond Fenced Dog Park where four-legged friends can stretch their legs, while a short stroll away is the outdoor gym at Ploughmans Park.
If you need to stock up on supplies, head to North Richmond Village, which is home to a supermarket, a fishmonger and a greengrocer. Browse the cooking equipment and decor for sale at Family Star Homeware or grab a coffee at Gloria Jeans before being pampered during a relaxing treatment at Better Care Massage.
Want to fly through the forest? Spend a day at the Trees Adventure in Grose River Park, which lies in the foothills of the Blue Mountains near North Richmond. Swing between the treetop platforms on flying foxes and test your balance on the tight ropes while getting a bird’s eye view of the Nepean and Grose rivers.
North Richmond is just over an hour’s drive from the centre of Sydney and Sydney Airport, with buses connecting the suburb with destinations throughout the metropolitan area. Buses travel throughout North Richmond, although having your own vehicle is convenient for accessing its nearby attractions.