Wiseman's Ferry is a teeny, tiny village perched on the banks of the mighty Hawkesbury River, surrounded by national park and with a population of just 220. The settlement gets its name from one Solomon Wiseman, an ex-convict who, in 1827, organised the first river crossing by ferry. And his service still runs today.
A weekend at Wiseman's usually involves hours lolling by, on and in the river; pretty walks through nearby Dharug and Yengo National Parks; a beer or two at Wiseman's Inn and perusing paintings by local artists. On top of that, the annual Return To Rio rolls into town in November for three days to add even more reason to make your way to the idyllic village.
This year, Carl Cox and Eric Powell will be powering through their Mobile Disco, a twelve-hour marathon of funk, soul, disco and classic house, pumped out by a live, twelve-piece band. Also in the lineup are Incognito, Lee Foss, &ME, Fabio and Grooverider, Bedouin, Neil James and loads more dance music legends. Plus, when you're not furiously making shapes, you can take a timeout at yoga classes, meditation sessions, markets and swimming holes.