WOY WOY TO COWAN: 24.1 km (moderate) – could be broken into 2 parts at Brooklyn
South from Woy Woy Bay to the coast of Broken Bay ... more »(Patonga) then west upstream on the Hawkesbury to Brooklyn. Climbing up past Brooklyn Dam and on through Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, past Jerusalem Bay to Cowan station. [Plus about 7.8 km by boat].
On this hike you have to cross Broken Bay. The ferry across the Hawkesbury between Patonga and Brooklyn is not the only way to cross the Hawkesbury River Estuary but it is certainly the most interesting. Alternatives are taking a car over the Brooklyn Bridge (itself an historic landmark) or a train ride that involves just as much history.
Dangar Ferry Service: Pre-booked trips between Brooklyn and Patonga, opposite Hawkesbury River Marina, Brooklyn (+61 41527 4020). Both en route on the Great North Walk.
Full details about the Great North Walk can be found at http://www.thegreatnorthwalk.com
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