Besides walking around the shopping centre, take a look at the giant bronze water sculpture located outside at Hunters Mall. It is entirely worked by water. Amazing. Don't stand too close to it on a windy day or you may get sprayed by the fountain.
A great way to fill in time or a spare Saturday night, this bowling venue gets quite a work out.
24 lanes of bowling
Fully licenced bar
glow in the dark bowling
pinball machines etc.
1 game: $14.90 adults $12.90 kids under 14
2 games: $19.90 adults $17.90 kids
3 games: $24.90 adults $22.90 kids
Each week around the amazing fountain there is market where you can buy some incredible organic fruit & veg (and yes you CAN taste the difference), some of the best free range dairy and the latest little delight is the singularly insane butter from a seriously nice stallholder called Libby. I love these markets because it's keeping it real. You get to know the people who grow the produce, there's no rush like supermarkets and you know that when you pay for something it's going direct to the growers and not the middle man.
They also have some fantastic streetfood, plants and just recently they started a twilight market which was amazing!
The first inhabitants of the areas were a subgroup of the Dharug (the main aboriginal group of the Hawkesbury Region). They sheltered in caves and behind screens made of bark or branches. They found an abundance of food from the local vegetation, the plentiful fish, shell-fish and small animals of the area.
Crosslands was a popular recreation area in the 1890s and early 1900s. In 1942 the area was used for boat storage following a threat of enemy invasion during the Second World War. Heavy rains fell shortly after and within two days the river had risen above safety level. Logs jammed behind Galston Bridge formed a dam which burst, sending a wall of water down the Gorge. Crosslands reserve was flooded to a depth of 4.5 meters. Broken and stranded boats littered the banks of Berowra Creek and hung suspended from trees.
Since 1947 the original Crossland grant has been occupied by a Seventh Day Adventist Youth Camp. The area opposite is known as 'Crosslands Reserve' and has been maintained by Hornsby Shire Council since 1921. In 1987 the reserve was incorporated into Berowra Valley Bushland Park, forming 38 square kilometres of bushland, stretching from Pennant Hills to Berowra Waters