Richmond Club has advocated the Hawkesbury as a viable tourism destination for domestic and international travellers alike. Nestled between major tourist regions in the Sydney Metropolitan Area and the Blue Mountains, the Hawkesbury has a great deal of untapped potential that could be used to encourage visitors to the area and increase spending in our communities.
Wanderest Travellers Park
Our involvement with tourism began with the launch of Wanderest in 2010. The free stay travellers park for members taps into the $7 billion camping and caravanning sector, and attracts travellers and grey nomads from all over the country and beyond. Wanderest is frequently booked to capacity, so much so that plans to extend the park and increase the number of powered sites have been approved and will commence in the coming year. More people staying the park means more money being spent at Hawkesbury businesses, a win-win scenario for everyone involved.
Golf Hawkesbury was also launched with the assistance of the Hawkesbury’s leading golf clubs, and was successfully marketed to an international audience at the Australian Tourism Exchange. By uniting the Hawkesbury’s outstanding courses into a neat ‘tour’ package, the potential for overnight and longer stay visitors, particularly from Asia, is enormous. Richmond Golf Club, part of the Richmond Club Group, is proud to be the oldest course in NSW.
While many changes are occurring throughout your club, our goals for the wider community remain the same. Through developing tourism in the Hawkesbury, we hope to bring part of the revolution happening in Australia here to our local region for residents and businesses alike to reap the rewards.
See the trailer for Golf Hawkesbury below: