Calabash Bay Lodge is a boutique luxury retreat for the discerning traveller in a unique and exemplary water access only location on the Hawkesbury River. Unlike other destinations further afield, we offer a unique experience of the Australian wilderness and absolute waterfront way of life only a heartbeat away from the bustling national metropolis of Sydney only 1 hour to the south.
Calabash Bay Lodge is surrounded by 360 degrees of riverfront national park. The pristine eucalypt bush and 200 million year old Hawkesbury sandstone cliffs that ring Calabash Bay Lodge offer an unparalleled nature based luxury escape.
Calabash Bay Lodge is a non-smoking property.
From the moment you set sail from Church Point you begin to experience the wonderful relaxing world of Pittwater less than an hours drive from the centre of Sydney.
Scotland Island Lodge is accessible only by water. The Lodge opened in 2002 and over the years it has become renowned for great food, wonderful hospitality and excellent service.
Rosemary and Colin look forward to you visiting this fantastic place just 60 minutes from the Sydney central business district. Easily accessible by car or public transport. Enjoy wonderful three course dinners and choice of cooked or continental breakfast.
Enjoy one of Sydney's best kept secrets and enjoy another world away from the stresses of every day life.
This hillside lodge boasts a beautiful location right in Ku-ring-gai National Park, overlooking the tranquil waters of Morning Bay. This hostel is close to the Northern Beaches, and is an easy escape from the busy city life of Sydney. Exclusive use can be booked through YHA's Rent a YHA scheme.
There is a choice of rooms, excellent self catering kitchen and cosy lounge with fire for cool days. Large deck with views. Premium Wi-Fi Plus available for purchase.
Kayak around the bay. Attractions include bushwalks to lookouts and Aboriginal engravings, plus from the hostel you can see native birds, wallabies, possums and goannas. Regular activity weekends and winter specials.
Guests are asked to bring all food and supply their own bed linen. A supply of margarine, cooking oil, sugar, herbs and spices is available at the YHA for non-group bookings....
Perched on the shoreline of the sparkling waters of Berowra Creek with spectacular views across the river, and nestled in a picturesque setting surrounded by rambling cliffs and tranquil bushland, Amaroo Lodge is set in a truly romantic and wonderful location.
Awaken to the sounds of native bushland and feast on the glorious view from your sun-kissed private terrace which looks out over your small private beach caressed by gentle waves. Out on the open water boats gracefully bob upon the shimmering turquoise water. Perfumed by the rich smell of eucalypts and the faint salty breeze of the Hawkesbury, Amaroo Lodge is a delighting experience for all the senses.
Accessible only by boat, Amaroo Lodge is located in a secluded corner of Berowra Creek. Enjoy the steps down to your small private sandy beach....
At Bayview B and B, you have the privilege of staying in a delightful bushland setting close to National Parks - Ku Ring Gai Chase and Garigal. Swim at the beautiful beaches of Newport, Mona Vale, Warriewood, and Narrabeen. Go kayaking or boating on the magnificent waterway of Pittwater (a public boat ramp is close by).
Enjoy a round of golf at Bayview and Mona Vale courses, and the choice of many local cafes and restaurants.
Bayview B and B is only able to accommodate one couple at any one time.
Public transport is a short walk from Bayview B and B, with a bus route providing access to Sydney, or the peninsula that is the northern beaches....
Accessible by boat only, Milson Island offers the perfect escape from the daily grind just 90 minutes north of Sydney. Located on the Hawkesbury River, this island retreat is lush with greenery and rich in native birdlife. The fully contained two bedroom units are modern and spacious with sweeping views of the river and plenty of creature comforts. There's a full kitchen with oven and microwave, a television and DVD player, two bathrooms, ceiling fans, private balcony and oil heaters. Each unit sleeps six.
While you can happily while away the time doing zip, there are plenty of things to do and see. Drop a line in the river, shoot some hoops on the basketball courts or do laps in the pool. Take a walk around the island or perfect your tennis serve. And as night falls, throw a steak on the barbie and settle in to watch the sunset.
Berowra Waters Studio, a recently refurbished self-contained accommodation is right on the river complete with huge deck and barbecue, perfect for al fresco dining with stunning river views.
Berowra Waters is most suitable for couples who are visiting the area, attending a wedding or dining at Berowra Waters Inn, Peat's Bite or Waterview Restaurant.
This property is water access only and the boat pick up and drop off is included in the price as well as items for a continental breakfast.
A tinny is available to explore the river which you do not need a boat license for. Kayaks and a stand up paddleboard are also included. Excellent swimming and fishing from the private pontoon at the front of the property....
Celebrate with a cruise aboard the Macquarie Princess.
A cruise is an ideal way to celebrate with friends and family in a relaxed atmosphere. Exclusive hire of the vessel provides a secure venue for parties and events.
Cruise on one of the most scenic and beautiful waterways in the world - the Hawkesbury River - in the converted historic all weather vessel the 'MV Macquarie Princess'. Built in 1915 the 'MV Macquarie Princess' is the oldest working riverboat on the eastern seaboard.
Macquarie Princess Cruises offer fully catered two and a half hour and four hour cruises and can cater for birthdays, anniversaries, office parties, club days, scenic lunch and dinner cruises.
Bare boat hire, wedding and group transfers to exclusive restaurants available.
Let Macquarie Princess Cruises tailor a cruise to suit your needs....
Sydney is blessed with an abundance of stunning waterways. Southern Cross Kayaking are keen to share them by offering professionally guided kayak tours in areas of natural beauty and historical significance. They have many tour locations in the Hawkesbury river region including Windsor, Cattai National Park and Berowra Waters.
You can also choose your own adventure if you don't see a tour that suits your needs. Gather a group of six to 12 friends, family, or colleagues and contact Southern Cross Kayaking to arrange a tour tailored to the needs of your group. Simply check out the web site or call Cindy or John for more locations.
Kayaking experiences makes great gifts. Gift vouchers available.
Set amongst five acres of lush manicured gardens in the leafy suburb of Terrey Hills, you'll find Miramare Gardens Boutique Accommodation. Just 35 minutes to Sydneys CBD and a short drive to the famed Northern Beaches, including Palm Beach, the National Park and Pittwater.
The hotel features 51 rooms with a chic modern feel, undercover parking and the popular Sandstone Cafe.
Kookaburra Retreat is a completely private self contained retreat which adjoins their house. You have your own private ?West Wing? with plenty of room. Kitchen, dining, lounge, toilet and veranda downstairs with direct access to the backyard and bush. Bedrooms, bathroom and veranda are upstairs. Sit back, relax and enjoy the bush and wildlife at your doorstep. Explore the many bushwalking tracks accessible from the backyard and within the area. Plenty to do/see or just enjoy the tranquillity....
Berowra Waters Retreat is a luxury three bedroom holiday house plus a garden suite to accommodate up to eight people. It is situated right on the river offering water views from every bedroom and balcony.
This is a water access only property with an undercover entertainment area offering stunning river views complete with crockery, cutlery, barbecue, fridge and microwave perfect for al fresco dining. There is a private spa, tinny, kayaks, stand up paddleboard and fishing rods available....
You?re sure to enjoy a spectacular holiday at Noolinga, a contemporary home with inspired Monckton Fyfe design set in a private and peaceful woody cul-de-sac. You?ll be blown away by the views from the floor to ceiling glass that overlooks Pittwater, and if you want to see the glistening bay close up, the foreshore and all of its many amenities is just a short stroll from your front door. For morning coffee or evening entertaining, the incredible deck is perfect!
This property is managed by Australia?s first ?Home Hotel? and leading luxury accommodation provider, Luxico, offering VIPs, families, and travellers access to Australia's best homes with hotel-style 24/7 concierge and guest services support as well as access to behind the scenes local experiences....
The Hawkesbury is a wonderful waterway, and the best way to see it is by boat.
Whether you are interested in fishing, water sports, spectacular scenery, or just getting away from it all, Luxury Afloat Houseboats have the boat that is perfect for you. House boating is not expensive. By sharing costs with your friends; staying on a boat is cheaper than a motel - with all round water views. Who wants to fill a car with 10 sets of bed linen or camping gear? Just arrive with your food and towels and they will supply the rest.
Imagine this... It's a beautiful day on the Hawkesbury River. The sun is shining. The fish are biting. And there you are sitting back with a cold drink in one hand and a fishing line in the other. .....Well you can with Luxury Afloat....
Less than an hour north of the Sydney central business district, the Berowra Waters Penthouse offers a stress free and indulgent escape in one of Sydney's most picturesque locations. With tranquil waterways and an abundance of native bushland, Berowra Waters is an area renowned for its natural beauty, add the pleasures of gourmet dining, boating, fishing and bushwalking at your doorstep and you have the perfect getaway.
The Berowra Waters Penthouse is a fully self-contained luxury apartment of generous proportions, accommodating up to ten guests. Featuring five beautifully appointed bedrooms, three bathrooms, an expansive lounge/entertaining area and commercial grade kitchen, you are ensured plenty of space for everyone to relax and enjoy the surrounds....
Riverside Escape on Berowra Waters is deepwater fronted, self-contained accommodation only 50 minutes from Sydney City.
The property offers a well equipped self-contained apartment or three bedroom home for that weekend or mid week getaway. The property has the option of being a quiet romantic escape for two, or a get together location for family and friends. Facilities include your own boat to explore the river on or a double kayak for a more eco-friendly tour.
Surrounded by bush, water, native fauna and flora, you won't want to leave this slice of paradise. Guests can access wireless internet plus a media centre with over 300 DVDs and compact discs for your entertainment. Riverside Escape is water access only and has complete 180 degree uninterrupted water views....