Best of the Hawkesbury - 3 day River Adventure

Experience the best the Lower Hawkesbury has to offer in this ultimate river getaway. Just 1 hour north of Sydney, the towering cliffs, rugged bush, pristine beaches and unspoilt wilderness offer endless opportunities to explore. Our unique tour & accommodation packages are a chance to properly take it in.

Stay in a beautiful boat house, or camp under the stars. Spoil yourself at the finest waterfront restaurants, or enjoy our famous homemade food in the wild.

From Berowra to Pittwater, through Marramarra, the Hawkesbury, and Cowan Creek, out through Broken Bay to the Pacific Ocean - We'll find shipwrecks and waterfalls, forgotten islands and secret beaches. Try bushwalking, kayaking, cruising, tubing, wake boarding, wildlife watching, swimming, snorkelling, and cliff jumping. Or of course, just relax and watch the world go by.

These landscapes have captivated the imaginations of people since the dreamtime. The waters tell a story. Come and experience it for yourself.

per adult from

$556

AUD

Duration

3 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 2x Breakfast
    • 2x Dinner
    • 2x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 2 nights
    • Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
    • Snacks and refreshements
    • All kayak equipment & boat use
    • Camping gear
    • Accomodation
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    • Snacks
    • Bottled water
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Entry/Admission - Popran National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Muogamarra Nature Reserve
    • Entry/Admission - Eleanor Bluffs
    • Entry/Admission - Juno Point
    • Entry/Admission - Warrah Lookout
    • Entry/Admission - America Bay
    • Entry/Admission - Jerusalem Bay Walking Track
    • Entry/Admission - Flint & Steel Beach
    • Entry/Admission - Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
    • Entry/Admission - West Head Lookout
    What's excluded :
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

  • Day 1: Hawkesbury River Kayak Tour

    Stop At: Hawkesbury River NSW Brooklyn NSW, New South Wales 2083 Australia
    The Mighty Hawkesbury is the setting for our day's adventure. Explore shipwrecks and waterfalls, and hike to a breathtaking lookout. Admire the fascinating settlements of Milsons Passage and Bar Point sitting amongst the unspilt wilderness
    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: HMAS Parramatta, Hawkesbury River, Bar Point NSW 2083, Australia
    Hear the story of how this mysterious wreck came to be on the shores of the river
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Bar Island Historic Site, Berowra Creek Hawkesbury River, Berowra Waters, Hornsby, New South Wales Australia
    Sitting at the meeting of the three great waterways: Marramarra, Berowra, and the Hawkesbury, Bar Island has always been a significant place for the inhabitants of the River. Ancient indigenous gathered there and left substantial middens, the European settles left ruins of an old church and cemetery.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Popran National Park, Ironbark Road, Mangrove Mountain, New South Wales 2250 Australia
    Paddle beneath the stunning cliffs, and stop for coffee or tea on a deserted beach.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Pass By: Milson Island Sport and Recreation Centre, PMB 11, Milsons Passage NSW 2083, Australia
    Hear the history of this remarkable island - how it went from a drunk tank, to an insane asylum, to now a sport and recreation centre

    Stop At: Muogamarra Nature Reserve, Old Pacific Highway, Sydney, New South Wales Australia
    An optional hike to the top of the cliffs behind Milsons Passage for an incredible view of the meeting of the three great waterways - The Hawkesbury River, Berowra, and Marramarra Creek. Take the short hike up the path, or the longer hike up the spur through the bush. The views are astonishing.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: Marramarra National Park, Canoelands, North Sydney, New South Wales 2157 Australia
    Glimpse this mysterious waterway as it winds its way into the wilderness

    Meals included:
    • Lunch: We provide wraps for adventurers to eat on the go, or you can choose to buy a special meal at the iconic Peats Bite
    • Dinner: Enjoy a delicious and healthy homemade dinner, or dine at one of the iconic waterfront restaurants
    Accommodation included: Two packages available: Spend the night in a waterfront boathouse, or camp by a beach under the stars.

    Day 2: Pittwater Boat Day

    Stop At: Dangar Island, Hawkesbury River, Brooklyn, Hornsby, New South Wales Australia
    Cruise the coast and admire the waterfront houses, or stop in for a coffee at the cafe or a schooner at the pub, and have a walk around this unique river community
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Eleanor Bluffs, Brooklyn NSW 2083, Australia
    Find a beach to pull into if the conditions are right
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Pass By: Rhino Beach, Patonga NSW 2256, Australia
    Cruise by this elusive tidal bay

    Stop At: Juno Point, Pacific Trail, Patonga NSW 2256, Australia
    Guests have the option to hike the Pacific Trail from Little Wobby to Broken Bay, or we can just cruise around by boat
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Warrah Lookout, Tony Doyle Track, Patonga, New South Wales 2256 Australia
    Optional 90 minute bushwalk up from Patonga to Warrah Trig, for some incredible views up the river, over the harbour, and out to the ocean.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: America Bay, West Head Road off McCarrs Creek Road, Ku-ring-gai, New South Wales Australia
    Cruise in to admire the famous waterfall and beach at Refuge Bay. Climb to the top if you're feeling intrepid.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Jerusalem Bay Walking Track, Cowan, Hornsby, New South Wales 2081 Australia
    We cross paths with the track near the jump rock. There is the opportunity to take the plunge! (Note - we don't actually walk the track, unless of course you want to and don't mind getting your feet wet).
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Flint & Steel Beach, Ku-ring-ai Chase National Park, Ku-ring-gai, New South Wales 2083 Australia
    Pull in to admire the cove, with the opportunity to hop out for a short and steep bushwalk up the track for some incredible views from the cliff over the river.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, New South Wales Australia
    Explore this spectacular National Park from the water, where it remains completely unspoilt
    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: Scotland Island, Scotland Island, Pittwater, Greater Sydney, New South Wales
    Cruise by this fascinating settlement

    Pass By: Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Pittwater, Greater Sydney, New South Wales
    See the harbour side of Sydney's famous northernmost most beach

    Stop At: Great Mackerel Beach, Great Mackerel Beach, Pittwater, Greater Sydney, New South Wales
    Stop in to admire this iconic beach side settlement
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: West Head Lookout, West Head Rd Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park, Sydney, New South Wales Australia
    Soak in the breathtaking views of all the waterways coming together at this world class lookout
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Cowan Creek, New South Wales, Australia
    Explore the twists and turns of the stunning waterway, Sitting right in the middle of Ku-Ring-Gai chase National Park
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Pittwater, Pittwater, Greater Sydney, New South Wales
    Soak in the best of this beautiful harbour - the perfect playground for the people of Sydney
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: We can provide breakfast at your lodgings, or you can choose to buy your own from one of the cafes on the water
    • Lunch: We can provide wraps, however there are several waterfront restaurants where guests can choose to buy lunch if they like
    • Dinner: We can provide dinner, or recommend some amazing waterfront restaurants for something special
    Accommodation included: Two packages available: Spend the night in a waterfront boathouse, or camp by a beach under the stars.

    Day 3: Relax and Depart - or choose to extend with another day of tours

    Stop At: Deerubbun Boat Ramp, Mooney Mooney NSW 2083, Australia
    A famous stop on the way in or out of Sydney
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    1: Deerubbun Boat Ramp, Mooney Mooney NSW 2083, Australia
    2: Hawkesbury River Station, Brooklyn NSW 2083, Australia
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Please contact us directly to discuss pick up detailsAirports
    • Sydney Airport, Airport Dr, Mascot, New South Wales 2020 Australia
    Ports
    • Sydney Overseas Passenger Terminal
    • White Bay Cruise Terminal
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

6

Organised by River Adventures

Activity ID: V-142198P8

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