WHAT'S ON

What's On in Hawkesbury: Ghost hunt, Uncovered, convict walking tour

SUPERNATURAL SHOWTIME: Video and EMF reader at the ready. Image: SHUTTERSTOCK
SUPERNATURAL SHOWTIME: Video and EMF reader at the ready. Image: SHUTTERSTOCK

Ghost hunt

Regent Theatre

This is a chance for 20 people to join the Paranormal and Cryptid Task-force to hunt ghosts at the Regent Theatre. This is the group's first paranormal investigation at the theatre, with the night comprising of a look at the history of the site, a tour (complete with ghost stories) and a ghost hunt using modern techniques. Supernatural Showtime, Regent Theatre, 145 Windsor Street, April 30, 9pm. Cost $65, over 18s only. Book at stickytickets.com.au/GHOST-TERRITORY.

Uncovered

Tour + Exhibition

Aboriginal tools for hunting and fishing, maritime finds and the things that made up every-day life in colonial times were found in the Hawkesbury river and Thompson Square during a series of digs between 2016 and 2020. The finds chart 27,000 years of human habitation in the exhibition, Uncovered. The curator will lead a visit of the exhibit and a tour of the Thompson Square sites from 11am-noon on April 30. Tickets $10, with bookings essential via Eventbrite.Hawkesbury Regional Museum8 Baker Street, Windsor, open Wed-Mon 10am-4pm.

Wisemans Ferry: Pull on sturdy shoes for this tour.

Wisemans Ferry: Pull on sturdy shoes for this tour.

Walking tour

Convict site

This walking tour, part of the National Trust's Australia Heritage Festival, will visit an important convict stockade site at Wisemans Ferry. The tour will look at structures that were used during the building of the road down to the ferry in 1828. You need to be able to walk for two hours, negotiate uneven bush trails and wear comfortable shoes. May 1, 10am-noon, Hawkins Lookout, Old Northern Road, Wisemans Ferry. Free, bookings at eventbrite.com.au.

WILDWOOD: Check out the autumn colour.

WILDWOOD: Check out the autumn colour.

Wildwood

Autumn colour

You can see the best of autumn colour in April and May in the Wildwood gardens. Take a stroll among the magnificent surrounds and breathe in the wonderful smells as the season changes. Fast forward to August and you can catch more than 600 camellia varieties at their best. Wildwood Gardens, 26 Powells Road, Bilpin. Until June 14 on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, 10am-4pm, including public holidays and long weekends. Entry fees apply.

PARANORMAL INVESTIGATION: Howe House.

PARANORMAL INVESTIGATION: Howe House.

Paranormal Investigation

Howe House

This is not a tour, but a chance to spend a night with the Capture Paranormal Investigation team learning and using techniques and equipment to explore the world of the paranormal. There will be experiments set up and those taking part will learn to use EMF, EVP, Ghost Box, ouija board, tipping table and scrying. This will be a night of hands-on learning those interested in the topic. Howe House, 8 Baker St, Windsor, April 24, June 5, August 14, 7.15pm-10.30pm. Tickets are $55 plus booking fee available from stickytickets.com.au

Promiscuous Provenance

Exhibition

Anna Glynn has used water colour and ink, 3D printed sculptures, sound work and installations to look at our relationship with our colonial past in the exhibition Promiscuous Provenance. She has re-imagined how early settlers depicted the flora and fauna they came upon as they moved through the early Australian landscape. Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, Deerubbin Centre, 300 George Street, Windsor

PICKING TIME: Get out and grab some chestnuts.

PICKING TIME: Get out and grab some chestnuts.

Chestnuts & Walnuts

Autumn harvest

Ah, there is nothing like the smell of roasting chestnuts. Tis the season for chestnuts and walnuts to be picked, as the days draw in and the weather cools down. Rug up (hats, gloves and coats at the ready) and get out to pick your own at a number of sites around the area including Kookootonga Chestnut and Walnut Farm and Nutwood Farm. Contact the venues for opening times and costs.