Area History Tours
Area History Tours
5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
HISTORY FERRY TOURS OF BROKEN BAY/ ​HAWKESBURY RIVER and the BRISBANE WATER on the NSW CENTRAL COAST. Cruise on magnificent waterways framed by stunning national parks, a voyage through 250 years of Australian history. Each historic place visited and the story told is a window to nationally significant events. Morning tea is complimentary and onboard the boat. There are 2 toilets available onboard. Broken Bay/Hawkesbury River tour departs Brooklyn 9.35 am returning at 12.45 pm, can pick up by arrangement at Patonga, Central Coast at 9 am, and returns 1 pm. Brisbane Water/Central Coast tour departs Woy Woy wharf at 9.35 am and returns 12.45 pm.
Brooklyn, New South Wales, Australia

Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Revenue impacts the experiences featured on this page, learn more.
Area History Tours
Booking unavailable on Tripadvisor
Want other options you can book now?
Show options

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as waiting time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.


We perform checks on reviews.
Tripadvisor’s approach to reviews
Before posting, each Tripadvisor review goes through an automated tracking system, which collects information, answering the following questions: how, what, where and when. If the system detects something that potentially contradicts our community guidelines, the review is not published.
When the system detects a problem, a review may be automatically rejected, sent to the reviewer for validation, or manually reviewed by our team of content specialists, who work 24/7 to maintain the quality of the reviews on our site.
Our team checks each review posted on the site disputed by our community as not meeting our community guidelines.
Learn more about our review moderation.
5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles3 reviews
Excellent
3
Very good
0
Average
0
Poor
0
Terrible
0

jjones76b
Sydney, Australia102 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2019 • Couples
Today I went with 22 others from a local Probus group and what a great day. We went to Patonga to catch the boat and then crushed to Brooklyn to pick up others who came in by Hawksbury River railway station.
Our host was a Mr Peter Rea who provided an outstanding commentary on the history of the various areas we passed. Discussions on WW1 and WW2 and how important the bridge was to build to connect Australia by rail. So much history. Excellent photos and videos and dioramas provided by Mr Rea on large screen while we cruised around the waters.
We had.a break for coffee and stopped for a comfort break (although amenities were onboard).
Afterwards we finished up at Patonga and had lunch at local hotel opposite the wharf - food was high quality.
The cruise tour about 4 hours.
An outstanding day.
Contact details are 4hresearch.com and 0438417739.
You won't be disappointed!
Written 25 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

sh48au
Bolton Point13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Friends
This ferry tour was both enjoyable and highly informative. Peter, who presented the talk was entertaining, passionate about our history and so knowledgeable. I learnt so much about our efforts during WW2 and the history of the railway. A must do tour for everyone as we are taught so little about our history.

All who went with our Probus group found this tour excellent and would like to do the Brisbane Waters River Ferry Tour soon.
Written 24 August 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

lifeofreilly12
Sydney, Australia3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Solo
This ferry tour explores the maritime history of the Broken Bay are of the Central Coast from Patonga to Brooklyn.

Peter Rea, an extremely knowledgeable local history expert, gives a very professional and detailed history of the magnificent waterways fro early colonisation to the current day.

His research into shipping, wrecks and the invasion of Japanese submarines during WW11 is extensive and is supported by a detailed digital record of original photographs and documents. His accompanying delivery is informative and organised, as well as providing glimpses of real lives of the times.

I would highly recommend this to any history buffs and anyone with an interest in the local area. It is a very pleasant way to spend a few hours with like-minded people,

Morning tea is provided.
Written 20 November 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Area History Tours: All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)