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“Leisurely day out”
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Hawkesbury River Boat Cruises
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Reviewed 4 May 2015 via mobile

A very pleasant way to spend a day. Easily accessible from Sydney with very little waiting about
The commentator is both amusing and interesting. The catering staff served a full boat well and nothing was to much trouble
Strongly recommended for a day up the river

3  Thank Bearlike C
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Reviewed 11 March 2015

We caught the train out to Hawksbury station to catch the 11.00 ferry. After a short walk to the booking office, we paid and waited at the jetty for the next ferry. Ten minutes later we boarded the ferry and were served coffee with home made biscuits. The ferry then chugs along stopping off at various points on the river to drop off post. The commentary was informative without being intrusive, we were also encouraged to go and ask questions if we wanted to. Lunch of a delicious ploughmans was served inside at tables. There was a bar to get drinks which were extra. Staff were friendly and efficient and where possible stopped and chatted. A wonderful way to while away a morning.

4  Thank Jill G
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Reviewed 18 December 2014

After crossing the Hawkesbury River thousands of times, we finally did the Postman Cruise. What a gem. Boat leaves from Hawkesbury River Rail station so is very easy to access by public transport from Sydney and the Central Coast. Good tea and coffee served upon arrival with yummy hone made Anzac cookies. You can sit at table and chairs inside and there is also plenty of room walk around and sit outside. We learnt so much from the great commentary. Sound system was great, but don't sit where you have people who just talk and talk and are not interested in the information!! Great history of the region and natural stunning landscape beauty. Lunch is served indoors and was lovely, ham salad and bread roll, with plenty of butter and chutney, pickles and dressings. Followed by a nice chocolate. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Everything is done with a minimum of fuss. It is a great day up the Hawkesbury River seeing all the islands and riverside settlements accessible only by water. Take time to wander around the township on return, or go on the walk around the point. It is a very interesting day, and you will learn a lot. Ring and book, no charge at booking, just pay when you arrive. Seniors discount also.

7  Thank penwar
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Reviewed 3 August 2014

We have hired a house boat on three occassions now, we've found it's the best way to entertain family, both children and grandchildren. We had 17 visitors come stay over Christmas, the houseboat was real hightlight of their stay. Plenty of accommodation on the large "Fascination" with spa on the upper deck and from memory 5 bedrooms with floor to ceiling windows. Nothing like floating on the water for relaxation. The houseboat becomes your everything accommodation, transport and entertainment for the time your on the boat. Fully recommended for get together, celebrations, parties or just family holidays. Recommend top of the range

6  Thank Jennifer G
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Reviewed 2 January 2013

A beautiful part of the country and only 1.5 hours drive from Sydney. Cross the Hawksbury by cable ferry which is roll on roll off. Lots of interesting places along the roadside.

6  Thank oulpete1
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