Hawkesbury Heights, New South Wales

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Hawkesbury Heights
New South Wales
Hawkesbury Heights is located in New South Wales
Hawkesbury Heights
Hawkesbury Heights
Coordinates33°40′S 150°39′E / 33.667°S 150.650°E / -33.667; 150.650Coordinates: 33°40′S 150°39′E / 33.667°S 150.650°E / -33.667; 150.650
Population456 (2016 census)[1]
Elevation264 m (866 ft)
LGA(s)City of Blue Mountains
Federal division(s)Division of Macquarie
Suburbs around Hawkesbury Heights:
The Devils Wilderness Yarramundi Castlereagh
Winmalee Hawkesbury Heights Castlereagh
Winmalee Yellow Rock Castlereagh

Hawkesbury Heights is a small town in the state of New South Wales, Australia in the City of Blue Mountains. It is located between the townships of Yarramundi and Winmalee. To the south is Yellow Rock. The only road link to the suburb is Hawkesbury Road, which becomes Springwood Road to the east.


The southern edge of the suburb is a creek flowing west-northeast and the Hawkesbury Ridge on its northern side. The suburb reaches a height of 264 metres above sea level, and the height changes abruptly to the east where the Hawkesbury-Springwood Road cuts a pass, including at the top the Hawkesbury lookout with picnic and toilet facilities. A few hundred metres along the pass is a youth hostel. In the northeast flows Shaws Creek. The southeast of the suburb contains a portion of the Yellomundee Regional Park. Winmalee Rural Fire Brigade covers much of this area and conducts regular training at the lookout and surrounding areas.


At the 2016 census, Hawkesbury Heights had a population of 456 people. 83.7% of people were born in Australia and 94.9% of people spoke only English at home. The most common responses for religion were No Religion 34.5%, Anglican 27.8 and Catholic 23.8%.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Hawkesbury Heights (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 24 April 2018. Edit this at Wikidata