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BY river Taxi to the island, had an interesting morning, called in to the Cafe for snack and coffee... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great day out with a Ferry ride to Dangar

Just a short ferry ride from Brooklyn and you are on Dangar Island.Can make a day of it by either... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2019
Sydney, Australia
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“ferry wharf”(4 reviews)
“walk around”(3 reviews)
Hawkesbury River, Brooklyn, Hornsby, New South Wales, Australia
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All reviews bowling club ferry wharf walk around hidden gem waters edge nice food while waiting for the ferry beautiful location worth a visit public toilets picnic lunch small cafe hawkesbury river sunny day vegetation visitors sydney
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ferry ride enjoyable Island cafe in a nice position near the water Huge salad at a reasonable price with pleasant staff

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank patc651
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

BY river Taxi to the island, had an interesting morning, called in to the Cafe for snack and coffee to start then walk round, see how people mange without cars;

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank colesfrance
Reviewed 13 February 2019

Just a short ferry ride from Brooklyn and you are on Dangar Island.Can make a day of it by either having breakfast at Brooklyn Marina then jump on the Ferry and walk across the Island to the little Beach - where you can swim if...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank dalees6365
Reviewed 23 January 2019

Seating right at waters edge, so travel by ferry over from Brooklyn wharf and enjoy the quietness of this small cafe. Just good food and good prices, pleasant staff.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Sylvana113
Reviewed 7 January 2019 via mobile

I don’t know if I really want to reveal this hidden gem...but I will! Once or twice a month the Dangar Island Bowling Club has a band playing on the Sunday and it’s usually free. You can check out what’s coming up on their Facebook...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Liina B
Reviewed 13 December 2018

I had a nice boat ride over on the ferry to Dangar Island. I went for a walk and looked at the vegetation on people's property's. One house had huge pumpkins growing they were growing just on a step bank as you walked along. I...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Kiwiwalkabout27
Reviewed 12 December 2018

lovely spot to spend with family or friends. Plenty of houses to rent. Try and get one near the clubhouse as there is a small sandy beach. Club house has nice food and the coffee shop at wharf is excellent. nice finish off spot while...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank KJF1967
Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

caught the ferry across from Brooklyn, about 25 minutes arrived. such a different place with no cars around, very interesting. there is a bowling club or cafe near the ferry jetty where you can have lunch. Wander around and enjoy the island or you can...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jpw61
Reviewed 15 November 2018

Such an interesting trip - highly recommended to all. The Island is fascinating and our tour guide was excellent.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Zoe G
Reviewed 7 September 2018

Dangar Island is an idyllic spot on the Hawkesbury river. It is ideal for a respite weekend away from the city. It can be reached by rail or road. It has a number of cafes to enjoy snacks or meals. The nicest part of the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank oldmrt755
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9 June 2018|
Response from Ian W |
They have first responders who are trained by the ambos once a month apparently. They have had many emergencies there over the years but very few deceased because of lack of medical assistance
18 August 2016|
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Response from Andrew M | Reviewed this property |
Yep you have the 2 mixed up. Dangar was never an institution, and Peat Island has been closed down. Sorry for delay.
10 July 2016|
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Response from Andrew M | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are bugs & Spiders, but they will be in the bush. Stay on the roads, walkways and the beach and you won't have a problem. Would recommend you have some bug spray, even though it is winter. Our winter can get up to... More