Places to see & go

The Basin

Pittwater

Step ashore at the basin and you will find plenty to do. Large grassy fields for playing games, BBQ's, fire pits, wildlife strolling around and a large swimming lagoon. Only a 45 minute leisurley cruise from the Church Point Charter office.

Barrenjoey Lighthouse

Pittwater

Located at the northern most part of Pittwater, Barrenjoey head is the beacon of Palm Beach home of the famous Home & Away television series. Pick up a mooring and enjoy bushwalks, cafes, surf beaches or a game of golf.

Patonga

The Hawkesbury & more...

Fancy a trip ashore at one of the many great locations around Pittwater and The Hawkesbury? Why not try Patonga for a quick lunch on your way up river. Give us a call to find out what else you can do in these lovely waterways.

Try Fishing?

Pittwater, The Hawkesbury & more...

Our vessels are perfect for a weekend fishing trip with friend or family. equipped with ice boxes and comfortable seating. You can enjoy your holiday in comfort. Give us a call to find out about some of the local fishing spots.

Cottage Point Inn

Cowan Creek

Cottage Point Inn is a renowned fine dining restaurant operating in Cowan Creek. Just park the boat out the front and go ashore for a dining experience like no other.

Refuge/America Bay

The Hawkesbury

At the mouth of the Hawkesbury

In this secluded lagoon is a waterfall which cascades from the sandstone cliffs into a pool behind a small sandy beach in Refuge Bay.  There is also a walking track between West Head and America Bay which includes Aboriginal engravings, as well as scenic views.

Akuna Bay

The Hawkesbury

Akuna is the Aboriginal reference for ‘flowing water’”, and has a marina located at the end of Coal and Candle Creek.  Lots of colourful birdlife are on display here, as well as fishing.  There is also a public barbecue and family seating area for picnics.  Alternatively The Driftwood Café is open for breakfast and lunch, if you don’t want to cook.

Bobbin Head

The Hawkesbury

Located west of Ku-ring-gai National Park.  Bobbin Head has a large green area for cricket or frisbee, with barbecues, picnic tables, shelters, a children’s playground and paddleboats.  Bobbin Head Inn Café provides coffee and light meals. There are several walks in the area too.

Berowra Waters

Berowra

There are rock carvings, cave paintings and shell middens in this area, indicating Aboriginals began settlement at Berowra.  It is therefore no surprise that there is great fishing, swimming and bushwalking, within these scenic waterways.   The Waterview Restaurant sits on the waters edge for elegant dining including their famous Seafood Buffet.

Dangar Island

The Hawkesbury & more...

Is a forested island, 29 hectares (72 acres) in area, and a suburb of Hornsby Shire.  Named after Henry Cary Dangar when purchased in 1864, but originally inhabited by the Guringai Aborigines.  It has a café and bowling club.

Brooklyn

The Hawkesbury

Is a small riverside settlement, with a marina, shops, cafes and a pub.  Oyster farming became a major feature of the local economy in 1889 when the first railway bridge across the Hawkesbury was built.  Prawning is another industry that later developed in the area.    By the early twentieth century Brooklyn became a popular tourist destination.  Good for fish & chips!

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