Onboard the ferry are 2 toilets. The Broken Bay/Hawkesbury Tour will firstly take you to Juno Point and West Head and arrive back at Brooklyn for coffee/tea/water/biscuits at approx. 11.15am. The boat will moor alongside the jetty at the Brooklyn swimming pool/reserve area for 20 minutes when the presentation will take a break and morning tea will be served on the boat. You will be able to leave the boat and stretch your legs and use the onsite toilet facilities if you wish before continuing on our tour. The Gosford/Brisbane Water tour will have morning tea (coffee/tea/water/biscuits) onboard approx. 11.00am while cruising, and the history presentation will break for 20 minutes.
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BRISBANE WATER TOUR SUBJECTS
Departs Woy Woy Wharf 9.35am returns at 12.45pm
> Governor Phillip arrives only weeks after establishing a colony at Sydney
> When the waterways were the highways
> The origins of Gosford-Woy Woy-Umina-Davistown-East Gosford etc.
> Timber getting in the once great forests
> 500 registered wooden vessels built
> The Maitland shipwreck
> Woy Woy Tunnel - longest in Australia
> 1900s thriving tourist industry
TOUR MAP Gosford/Brisbane Water starts at No. 1 Woy Woy
HAWKESBURY TOUR SUBJECTS
Departs Brooklyn public wharf 9.35am returns 12.45pm
(public wharf is about 50m past the 'Riverboat Postman' wharf)
Departs Patonga Wharf 9am (by arrangement only) returns approx. 1pm
> River bed minefield
> West Head defences with its amazing inclined railway
> Eight submarines rendezvous to attack Sydney
> HMAS Hawkesbury
> The Woy Woy WWII airfield
> Juno Point WWII defences
> WWI HMAS Parramatta & Swan wrecks – Australia’s first naval fleet
> The Hawkesbury River Rail Bridges - How were they built? Why did the first one fail?
TOUR MAP Broken Bay Lower Hawkesbury starts at No. 1 Brooklyn
On the BROKEN BAY / LOWER HAWKESBURY FERRY TOUR, we will take you to some of the most amazing historical sites in Australia and, here is some of what you will see on screen. ...AND WHAT WE VISIT
* 500 ships built at Gosford is part of the Gosford Brisbane Water History Ferry Tour.