Convict history of Wisemans Ferry
Dharug National Park
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Join a NSW National Parks guide on this 6km guided tour. You'll learn about the incredibly tough conditions and hardship endured by the road gang convicts of the early 19th century.
- Wednesday 12 April 2023, 10am to 3pm. Meet at 9.45am.
- No wheelchair access
- Medium. Basic level of fitness required. Suitable for adults and children 15 years and over.
Adult $20 per person. Child (15-17 years) $15 per person. Concession (Student, Australian pension, Veterans Affairs and Seniors card holders) $15 per person. Family (2 adults, 2 children) $60.
- Meeting point
- Park opposite Wisemans Ferry east bank entrance, River Road, Wisemans Ferry.
- Bookings required. Phone 1300 072 757 for more information or book online.
Step back in time and listen to stories of suffering, adventure, and humour. Learn how convicts constructed of the Old Great North Road using hand tools and bullocks. You’ll see towering road support buttresses, hewn sandstone blocks, culverts, drains and a sandstone quarry.
We’ll visit 2 very different sites on this walk. First we’ll visit the Wisemans Ferry historic ‘Stockade’, which accommodated the convicts who built the Old Great North Road.
Then we’ll make our way to Devines Hill to see the incredible workmanship of the convicts and dramatic ‘Hangmans Rock’. This part of the Old Great North Road is one of only 11 Australian convict sites to be World-heritage listed.
Bring at least 1 litre of drinking water, lunch and snacks. It’s a good idea to wear comfortable, enclosed shoes and bring a hat, sunscreen and all-weather clothing.
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
- in Dharug National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
Dharug National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.