T-Way Cycleway

Cycling Cycling

Windsor, NSW
38.0 km (5 hrs )

The T-Way Cycleway is a mostly off-road cycle path that takes you all the way from Windsor on the outskirts of Sydney to Parramatta. The ride is fairly level, making for an easy if long ride.

There are a few interesting things to see along the way, starting with some historic buildings in Windsor. This settlement was established by Governor Lachlan Macquarie in 1810 as one of the five Macquarie towns in the Hawkesbury Valley. I found John Tebbutt's Observatory to be the most interesting, having featured on the former $100 note. The next place of interest was about half way along the ride at Rouse Hill. Here in the Castlebrook Memorial Park is a memorial to the 1804 convict rebellion, now known as the Battle of Vinegar Hill, named after the previous Battle of Vinegar Hill, which had taken place during the Irish Rebellion of 1798.

I ended my ride in Parramatta Park, the former government domain and site of Government House. This is now a large urban park with some historic buildings on site and made for a nice place to have my lunch. It was an OK ride, but not the nicest that I have been on.

John Tebbutt Observatory (1879), Windsor NSW