The Hawkesbury River is an astoundingly beautiful river located in New South Wales. The river which is also referred to as the Hawkesbury-Nepean River was discovered in 1788 taking three years to map the entire waterway. The dual name is a result of two different groups of European explorers naming the river different names without realizing it. Of course the Aboriginal tribes have inhabited the Hawkesbury River before dated history and call it Deerubbun. During European colonization Hawkesbury River was a major transportation route to Sydney and is still used for commercial transportation.
The Hawkesbury River is a popular commercial fishing area yielding oysters and other native fish. Along with the valuable commercial uses the Hawkesbury River is also very popular for tourism and recreation. There are several Marianas that can be found up and down the river and it is not strange to spot a sea plane taking off from the water.