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family day out

lovely spot to spend with family or friends. Plenty of houses to rent. Try and get one near the... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2018
Sydney, Australia
day out at Dangar Island

caught the ferry across from Brooklyn, about 25 minutes arrived. such a different place with no... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2018
Sydney, Australia
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Hawkesbury River, Brooklyn, Hornsby, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I don’t know if I really want to reveal this hidden gem...but I will! Once or twice a month the Dangar Island Bowling Club has a band playing on the Sunday and it’s usually free. You can check out what’s coming up on their Facebook...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Liina B
Reviewed 13 December 2018

I had a nice boat ride over on the ferry to Dangar Island. I went for a walk and looked at the vegetation on people's property's. One house had huge pumpkins growing they were growing just on a step bank as you walked along. I...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Kiwiwalkabout27
Reviewed 12 December 2018

lovely spot to spend with family or friends. Plenty of houses to rent. Try and get one near the clubhouse as there is a small sandy beach. Club house has nice food and the coffee shop at wharf is excellent. nice finish off spot while...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank KJF1967
Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

caught the ferry across from Brooklyn, about 25 minutes arrived. such a different place with no cars around, very interesting. there is a bowling club or cafe near the ferry jetty where you can have lunch. Wander around and enjoy the island or you can...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jpw61
Reviewed 15 November 2018

Such an interesting trip - highly recommended to all. The Island is fascinating and our tour guide was excellent.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Zoe G
Reviewed 7 September 2018

Dangar Island is an idyllic spot on the Hawkesbury river. It is ideal for a respite weekend away from the city. It can be reached by rail or road. It has a number of cafes to enjoy snacks or meals. The nicest part of the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank oldmrt755
Reviewed 1 August 2018

We traveled across on the local ferry, so pretty. We enjoyed a few cold beers at the friendly bowling club, what a beautiful setting. A wander around the wee island is easy and so interesting to see how everyone copes without cars. Well worth a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank deb255100
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Loverly Island to walk around on a sunny day. Bring a picnic and head to the beach, or simply walk around and imagine what Island life is like.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Trish M
Reviewed 3 June 2018

Beautiful location, fun ferry trip, interesting history, nice easy walk, beautiful swim, lovely lunch. Perfect!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Amanda C
Reviewed 4 May 2018

Visiting the island by boat used to be difficult due to lack of visitor berthing, but this problem has been alleviated by the fancy new wharf, The cafe is in a beautiful location, but service has always let it down. Nothing seems to have changed....More

Date of experience: April 2018
3  Thank Rodney L
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18 August 2016|
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Response from Andrew M | Reviewed this property |
Yep you have the 2 mixed up. Dangar was never an institution, and Peat Island has been closed down. Sorry for delay.
10 July 2016|
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Response from Andrew M | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are bugs & Spiders, but they will be in the bush. Stay on the roads, walkways and the beach and you won't have a problem. Would recommend you have some bug spray, even though it is winter. Our winter can get up to... More