Wisemans Ferry is encounted when traveling from Sydney to Cessnock on the Great North Road. A road of convict construction. The Hawkesbury River though is the main attraction to Wisemans Ferry. This place is the water ski capitol for the Sydneysider water ski enthusiast. Wisemans Ferry is located 75 kilometres north-west of the Sydney. The town is a tourist spot with picnic and barbecue facilities. As well as a rich convict and colonial heritage in the area, the Dharug National Park and Yengo National Park are close by.
The town is named after Solomon Wiseman, a former convict (1778–1838), who received a land grant in the area in 1817. Wiseman established a ferry service on the Hawkesbury River in 1827 for the transport of produce and provisions to the convicts building the Great North Rd and was known to many as King of the Hawkesbury.