One of the most exciting experiences being offered over the weekend of the 125th Anniversary of the Hawkesbury Railway Bridge (3-4th May 2014) is an opportunity to join Hawkesbury Cruises for a lunchtime cruise of the river taking in the site of the first bridge. The cruise will also take you close to construction sites on Long Island and Dangar Island and you can view other locations of historic significance. We will have an expert commentator on board who will explain the activities involved in construction and highlights of the bridge opening on 1st May 1889. You will feel as if you were there for this momentous occasion! It will be easy to understand why the Bridge was so significant to our developing nation.
This cruise will be informative and one of a kind. Boats will leave from Brooklyn at the Public Wharf (near the Hawkesbury River Train Station), include lunch and a stop-over on Dangar Island to view the Historical Society Exhibition in the Community Hall. If time permits, take a self-guided Historical Walk around the island to discover many of the sites discussed on the cruise.
Hawkesbury Cruises is not your average tour boat. Week days they are a life-line for “water access only” river settlements and you are able to join them as they make their trip upriver to isolated settlements. The Riverboat Postman started its run in 1910 – not long after our famous Railway Bridge opened for business in 1889. Even today, deliveries include mail and essential provisions; and perhaps even depleted “refreshment” supplies?
The skippers are all locals who can fill you in on all the best information – gossip and intrigue, current house prices, dramatic events – and then round it all off with a good measure of river history and spectacular scenery. The business is family owned and operates from Brooklyn. All cruises include morning tea (home baked Anzac biscuits), a delicious Ploughman’s Lunch and plenty of freshly brewed tea or coffee. Bookings are essential. Payment is made at the Brooklyn Public Wharf on the day of travel. Cash & cards accepted (except American Express). Group bookings are requested to please contact Catherine on 0400 600 111.
For more information:
Phone: 0400 600 111
Hurry! Don’t miss out on a great day out on the Hawkesbury River.