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Nature Bathing at Picasso

Old Toongabbie, nsw

Visitors to this day with nature will walk away relaxed after being immersed in endangered nature, hidden away in Old Toongabbie. Enjoy a combination of plein-air painting, indigenous story-telling and a bushcare tour of this remarkable river-flat forest which is being restored for the future.

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BUNGOONA LOOKOUT – OUR HERITAGE, OUR FUTURE

Royal National Park, nsw

Join us for guided walks along Bungoona Path in The Royal National Park to Bungoona Lookout.

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Keeping Berkeley’s History Alive

Unanderra, nsw

Join us for a special Anzac ceremony laying handmade poppy wreaths and learn the history of local families whose son's went to war. Plus we have a Bugler playing the 'Last Post' and celebrations of the Berkeley Pioneer Cemetery Restoration Group's 35th Anniversary.

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Benjamin Rixon & His Pass – Forgotten Northern Illawarra Gateway

Bulli, nsw

Today Rixons Pass is a no-through-road, yet in the 1850’s it was the Northern Illawarra's first gateway road out to Appin and onto Sydney. Developed by the legendary Tracker Benjamin Rixon, one of the first set of Colony's first Triplets. View our photos of the Pass and its families, learning their stories.

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Local History Walk: Bellevue Hill’s Heritage

Bellevue Hill, nsw

Explore the natural and cultural heritage of Bellevue Hill. Experience how the vision of past governments and estate owners has impacted the current landscape. Looking to our future, we will explore some heritage which we hope will remain for generations to come.

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Local History Walk: Nature and Culture in Watsons Bay

Watsons Bay, nsw

Inspired by a "Go slow for a Mo" trail in Gap Park, explore the natural and historical environment of Watsons Bay. Who was the Watson for whom the Bay is now known? Can you take a moment and connect to the sea or the rocks? Local History Librarians will guide you through the natural landscape surrounding the bay.

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Baerami Bush Dance & Campout, Upper Hunter Valley

Baerami, nsw

A truly authentic and fun filled Australian bush dance at the beautifully timber-lined Baerami Hall in the Upper Hunter Valley.

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Ku-ring-gai’s History of Tree Lovers

Gordon, nsw

Join this guided heritage walk of Gordon that tells the history of the many tree lovers in Ku-ring-gai - and in particular the history of the Ku-ring-gai Tree Lovers Civic League formed by National Trust founder and Gordon resident Anne Forsyth Wyatt (1885-1961).

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Parramatta Female Factory – Unlocked

North Parramatta, nsw

The Parramatta Female Factory Friends will be holding an Open Day to showcase the Factory which is celebrating a bicentennial. Share in the activities we carry out to support the preservation of this important historic, National Heritage-listed site in the quest for World Heritage.

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Mad Landscapes Matter – Walking Tour in Callan Park

Lilyfield, nsw
Join us for a walking tour of Callan Park and briefly into Broughton Hall.
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TALKING TOMBSTONES Pt.1

PARRAMATTA, nsw

The first in a series of three stand-alone, evocative and intriguing power point 'Talking Tombstone' presentations which demonstrate that cemeteries are not 'dead centres' and echo the importance of keeping our cemeteries and the stories 'alive' for future generations.

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Into the light: curating the ‘Developing Sydney’ exhibition

, nsw

Join City of Sydney historian and curator Laila Ellmoos in this free 1-hour talk to explore how a lost Sydney emerged from the City archives during research for the current photographic exhibition Developing Sydney: Capturing Change 1900-1920.

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Quarantine and barricades: bubonic plague and urban change in Kent Street

, nsw

Join City of Sydney Historian and Curator Laila Ellmoos in this free 1-hour online talk as she explores a historical quarantine area of Sydney at the turn of the 20th century.

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Discover Local History at Ku-ring-gai Library

, nsw

Explore Ku-ring-gai’s local history by visiting our libraries to view digital photograph displays, browse local history book displays and collect booklists and colouring pages. You can also explore our online local history jigsaw puzzles from home.

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Look beyond the obvious

Parramatta, nsw

A talk on looking beyond the obvious by Judith Dunn OAM.

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The Henry Carmichael Lecture

Sydney, nsw

Join us for champagne and light refreshments to celebrate the renaming and refurbishment of the Henry Carmichael Theatre, ahead of an informative lecture by Dr Lesley Scanlon.

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The Fullerton Hotel Sydney’s Heritage Tours

Sydney, nsw

Discover the rich history of the former Sydney General Post Office building with The Fullerton Hotel Sydney's Heritage Tours. The resident heritage tour guides will take you on a journey through time to discover the stories, tales and legends of the city’s iconic Grand Dame.

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Our transport heritage vintage bus run

, nsw

Hop on this special vintage bus linking Heritage Festival events in the Sutherland area.

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Searching for Charlotte: the fascinating story of Australia’s first children’s author presented by Kate Forsyth & Belinda Murrell

Gordon, nsw

Searching for Charlotte: the fascinating story of Australia’s first children’s author presented by Kate Forsyth & Belinda Murrell.
Followed by a light lunch in the Secret Garden.

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Our transport heritage forever

Loftus, nsw

SHOWING AN EARLIER ERA OF SYDNEY'S URBAN TRANSPORT.
Visitors can enjoy a large display of trams and photographs plus have an opportunity to ride trams.

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Newtown 1: The Main Road

Newtown, nsw
This walk on the north side of Newtown looks at this place in its heyday when its easily-accessible grand stores made it the biggest ‘shopping emporium’ south of the city.
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