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Published October 4th 2012
Hawkins Lookout offers exquisite views over the Hawkesbury River for anyone heading to Wisemans Ferry from Sydney. The lookout is located right next to Old Northern Road, so there is no walking involved. It has picnic tables, a barbecue and a tank. There is also a small carpark on the site too.
Hawkins Lookout was named after Freddie Hawkins, a postman who carried the mail on the run from Windsor to Wisemans Ferry in the 1930s. According to a letter Ronald B Walker wrote to the Gazette in December 1970, Hawkins would invite passengers he was carrying on this run to walk along a track he had created that allowed him to view the river at Bathurst Reach.
Today the lookout is too far out of most people's way to be a destination in itself and with Wisemans Ferry so close, you may find other locations are a better place to stop for lunch or a snack on a long drive through the area. But if you're already heading to Wisemans Ferry, I recommend taking a few moment to see the view on offer here. If you've come this far, why not enjoy your surroundings?