Exploring NSW: Brooklyn

Sydneysiders, the ultimate weekend escape awaits you!

Brooklyn, just a short drive from Sydney, is a cozy waterside town that will make you feel a million miles from the city. 😍

Enjoy a relaxing cruise of the Hawkesbury via @theriverboatpostman, grab a fresh bite to eat at Life Boat Seafoods, and then stay the night in a cozy Airbnb on Dangar Island. πŸŒ²πŸ‘ŒπŸ˜‰

Scroll down for our full list of what to do & where to stay in Brooklyn. 


EXPERIENCE: A relaxing river cruise 


The first Riverboat Postman started the run in 1910, delivering mail and essentials to residents of nearby Dangar Island.

The tradition continues today, where you can join the Postman on his run and experience a relaxing river cruise, beautiful scenery and a hearty lunch onboard.

The friendly skippers are locals who have lived in the area their whole lives, and will tell you all the best stories of the river, 95% of which are true. πŸ˜‚


The cruise departs daily every weekday (Monday to Friday) except Public Holidays from the Brooklyn Public Wharf (see the ferry icon on the map) at 10am, returning at about 1.15pm.


Bookings are essential. 

Call 0400 600 111 or click here to book online. 

The Riverboat Postman : an unforgettable cruise
No complaints about the view! #luckyskipper


The Riverboat Postman's ticket office is a custom-order Cedarspan Loft Cottage!
The Riverboat Postman’s ticket office is a custom-order Cedarspan Loft Cottage. Manufactured in-factory in a few weeks, delivered and assembled in a few days. 


EAT: Unforgettable Anzac Cookies & Super-Fresh Seafood


Let’s not forget the most important part of any weekend escape: FOOD.

Whilst exploring Brooklyn, a must-visit for lunch or dinner is Life Boat Seafoods.

Just a short walk frrom the Riverboat Postman ticket office, this venue offers a wide selection of fresh seafood, in a relaxed, casual atmosphere. 

Whilst exploring the Brooklyn area, a must-visit for lunch or dinner is Life Boat Seafoods.
Whilst exploring the Brooklyn area, a must-visit for lunch or dinner is Life Boat Seafoods.


You didnt think we’d forget to explain the Anzacs, did you?

A highlight of taking the Riverboat Cruise is the unforgettable Anzac cookies served onboard.

 Put best by the skippers themselves: “Our coffee is real, our tea is hot, and our famous ANZAC biscuits are home-made daily to Grandma’s recipe!”

(If youre lucky, you might even walk away with a copy of the recipe!) πŸ˜‰


STAY: in a cozy cabin on Dangar Island


 A cozy waterfront timber cabin on the beautiful Dangar Island, The Boat House is our pick for where to stay on your Brooklyn getaway!

Set on the beautiful Hawkesbury River, this is not just a ‘river view’. The boathouse is literally on the riverbank. Tastefully decorated with a cosy wood burning fire, your own bathroom. Bring whatever you need to eat and drink and settle in to get away from it all. We have cosy blankets, great books, games, wine glasses and everything you need for a romantic getaway or some family time.”

The Boathouse is boat-only access, and there are no shops or restaurants on the island, so make sure you bring everything you’ll need for the night.

If you’re on The Riverboat Postman,  get off at Milsons Point Wharf, ready for a cozy night in the cabin by the fire or on the beach under the stars!


Where to stay in Brooklyn: The boat house on Dangar Island
Where to stay in Brooklyn: The boat house on Dangar Island


We love exploring rural NSW and all of the treasures this beautiful state has to offer!

Where should we explore next? Tag us on Instagram (@cedarspan) and we’ll add your favourite place to our #explorensw bucketlist! 

xx Team Cedarspan


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