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I & a friend took a train to Hawkesbury River village, a beautiful small village on Hawkesbury River with a number of cafes, lots of fresh seafood. Wonderful Travellers Rest... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Noelene W
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Engadine
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Engadine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I & a friend took a train to Hawkesbury River village, a beautiful small village on Hawkesbury River with a number of cafes, lots of fresh seafood. Wonderful Travellers Rest Hotel, great food and lovely setting. There are designated bush walks. Take a wander further on and you'll find a group of shops. Great view over the small marina and... More 

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Thank Noelene W
Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

This 3-hour journey on the Hawksbury River was a trip well worth the time and the realistic price charged. The commentary by the skipper was extensive and delivered in a manner that was educational as well as jovial at times. The various stops to deliver and pick up the mail gives you ample time to take phots and discuss the... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

We took a train from Central station to Brooklyn (called Hawkesbury Station). It let us off in the middle of town and right next to the river. The train took 1 hour and was very pleasant (toilet on board). We spent about 5 hours there having coffee, a fish and chips lunch and walking to lookouts and along the river.... More 

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

One of the best long weekends we've had. Beautiful weather helped of course but the boat itself was clean and comfortable. Probably could have done with slightly better safety instructions but overall a wonderful experience. We'll be back :0)

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Thank Diog
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

The Best Hire Boat Company on the Hawkesbury River/Cowan Creek. My last review I mentioned another trip coming up and we went again December 2015 another 10 Days on the 45ft Family Houseboat thanks to Holidays Afloat /Ripples at Brooklyn. The staff made sure all was good before we left as usual. Even though we go so often they still... More 

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Thank Di H
Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

The Hawkesbury River that runs through Windsor is a beautiful and peaceful landmark that provides the opportunity for many different activities. The fishing around the Windsor area is great as is the ability for watersports.

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Hooke, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

The boat (Seaway 33') was cramped and very tired, and the 'bathroom' was stained through years of use. The toilet leaked and the shower was intermittent. Most of the restaurants on the river were closed, although we weren't told that in advance. We booked for four days, and when it rained heavily on day three we returned the boat a... More 

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Deer Park, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016

Went on a sail around here with some local Australians and what a treat it was. On one occasion we were the only people on the beach which disappeared when the tide came in - you can't beat that!

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Thank Cindy H
Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Great food (always at least something on the menu for those with special dietary needs) The occasional train going by is the only distraction at this lovely spot by the water. Catching the ferry over to Dangar Island for an outing is also worth a look. Nice day trip or stay at one of the holiday lettings on the island.

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The Hills Shire, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We booked Ripples "Islander" 4 berth houseboat for the New Years Long weekend. The staff were very helpful with showing us around and how to operate the boat (our first time, so we were a little nervous). The boat itself was well appointed and spacious given that there were 3 adults and one child. We were truly blessed with the... More 

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