Cowan Creek Boat Day

This tour gives a front row seat to the beautiful bays, beaches and bushland of Cowan Creek. Running almost perfectly undisturbed in the middle of Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park, it hosts wild waterfalls, waterfront restaurants, jump rocks, and examples of indigenous rock art.

Explore the pristine waters from the front of our custom-made river cruiser, or get out and amongst it with a hike to Warrah Trig or West Head, with breathtaking views over the waters.

We provide wraps to eat in the wild for lunch, or guests can choose to enjoy a meal at a waterfront restaurant at Cottage Point or Patonga. Coffee, tea, water and fruit are included.

There is even the chance to try tubing or wake boarding, or take a plunge from Jerusalem Bay!

Cowan Creek is an absolute treasure. With no roads, no buildings, and barely even any walking tracks - our boat is the best way to experience it.

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4 to 6 hours


Hotel pickup available


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  • What's included :
    • Lunch - Guests can buy their own lunch from a waterfront restaurant at Cottage Point or Patonga, or we can provide a wrap to eat anywhere.
    • Snacks
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Entry/Admission - Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Warrah Lookout
    • Entry/Admission - Flint & Steel Beach
    • Entry/Admission - Eleanor Bluffs
    What's excluded :
    • This is a typical itinerary for this product

      Stop At: Dangar Island, Hawkesbury River, Brooklyn, Hornsby, New South Wales Australia

      Cruise the shore and admire the 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: Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, New South Wales Australia

      Australia's second oldest National Park, Ku-Ring-Gai Chase is a massive tract of wilderness that's almost completely preserved. We admire it from the bow of the boat, or jump off for a swim or a hike from Flint and Steel beach

      Duration: 2 hours

      Stop At: Warrah Lookout, Tony Doyle Track, Patonga, New South Wales 2256 Australia

      Guests have the option for a fun 90 minute hike up through the bush from Patonga to Warrah Trig, for some incredible views up the river, over the harbour, and out to the ocean.

      Duration: 1 hour

      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: America Bay, West Head Road off McCarrs Creek Road, Ku-ring-gai, New South Wales Australia

      Cruise in to admire the waterfall and beach at Refuge Bay.

      Duration: 20 minutes

      Stop At: Hawkesbury River NSW Brooklyn NSW, New South Wales 2083 Australia

      Cruise the mighty Hawkesbury before peeling off to explore its tributary, the beautiful Cowan Creek

      Duration: 30 minutes

      Stop At: Juno Point, Pacific Trail, Patonga NSW 2256, Australia

      As we round the point, Lion Island and the Pacific Ocean come into view.

      Duration: 10 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: Rhino Beach, Patonga NSW 2256, Australia

      Do a drive by of this elusive bay

      Duration: 5 minutes

      Stop At: Eleanor Bluffs, Brooklyn NSW 2083, Australia

      Find a beach to pull into if the weather is right and the group is willing

      Duration: 20 minutes

      Stop At: Cowan Creek, New South Wales, Australia

      The setting for our day's adventure

      Duration: 4 hours

      Stop At: Cottage Point, Cottage Point, Warringah, Greater Sydney, New South Wales

      This charming settlement is surrounded by bush and water, with a few fine restaurants sitting between the waterfront houses. The perfect base for our adventure.

      Duration: 30 minutes

    • 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
      • Sydney Overseas Passenger Terminal
      • White Bay Cruise Terminal
      Departure Time :
      9:30 AM
      Return Detail :
      Returns to original departure point
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Service animals allowed
      • Near public transportation
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
      • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
      • 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.


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    Organised by River Adventures

    Activity ID: V-142198P10

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