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Hawkesbury River Boat Day

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Come and explore the wild waters of The Hawkesbury River and Berowra Creek on this uniquely intimate boat tour. Our custom designed River Cruiser is the perfect way to experience this magnificent country. Get up close and personal with the towering sandstone cliffs, pull into a pristine beach, or hike into the unspoilt bush.

Only 45 minutes from Sydney, this is the perfect way to get out of the city and back in to nature, in comfort and style, without losing much time to travel. Enjoy 3 great National Parks: Marramarra, Popran, and Muogamarra.

Hear the history of the land, from tens of thousands of years of indigenous heritage to a few short centuries of settlement. Drop in a waterski or a wakeboard or a tube or a fishing rod, or just relax in the boat.

We provide wraps to eat in the wild for lunch, or can help arrange a meal to remember at one of the iconic waterfront restaurants. Taste oysters fresh from the River!

Nb - some places in itinerary are for pick up or drop off

About This Deal

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Hawkesbury River NSW Brooklyn NSW, New South Wales 2083 Australia

Our tour takes place on the mighty Hawkesbury River. Cruise beneath its towering sandstone cliffs, explore the bush, and spot some wildlife like sea eagles and cormorants.

Duration: 5 hours

Stop At: Muogamarra Nature Reserve, Old Pacific Highway, Sydney, New South Wales Australia

Take a short bush walk to top of the ridge, for breathtaking views over the river

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: HMAS Parramatta, Hawkesbury River, Bar Point NSW 2083, Australia

Admire the mysterious shipwreck up close and personal, and learn the story of how it went from a warship, to a cargo boat, to being wrecked up on the river

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Bar Island Historic Site, Berowra Creek Hawkesbury River, Berowra Waters, Hornsby, New South Wales Australia

Sitting in the middle of where the 3 rivers meet Marramarra, Berowra, and Hawkesbury), Bar Island has always been a special place for the inhabitants of the river. A giant midden shows how important it was to the Aboriginal people, and the ruins of an old church and cemetery show what it was to the early Settlers. Unfortunately, recent vandalism shows what it is to some today.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Popran National Park, Ironbark Road, Mangrove Mountain, New South Wales 2250 Australia

Guests have the option of taking a cool dip in a secret rock pool hidden in the National Park.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Berowra Valley National Park, Crosslands Road, Hornsby, New South Wales 2077 Australia

Cruise into the heart of the valley, as we make our way up to Berowra Waters. Enjoy a lunch at one of the waterfront restaurants, or have a picnic in the wild.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Deerubbun Reserve, Mooney Mooney NSW 2083, Australia

Named for what the Aboriginals called the River, Deerubbun Reserve serves as the perfect start point for most of our adventures.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Berowra Waters, Berowra Waters, Hornsby, Greater Sydney, New South Wales

This charming waterfront settlement can serve as the start, finish, or turn point of our adventures. With iconic restaurants such as Berowra Waters Inn and A Chef Secrets, it offers a lot to enjoy.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Bar Point NSW 2083, Australia

Cruise by the fascinating settlement of Bar Point, on the northern side of the river, with no roads, and a river way of life

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Milsons Passage NSW 2083, Australia

The channel between Milson Island and the mainland is called Milsons Passage, and so is the settlement that sits on its bank. A truly unique part of Sydney.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Coba Point, Berowra Creek NSW 2082, Australia

This remarkable settlement enjoys an incredible position on the river. Admire the houses as we cruise by up the river.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Dangar Island, Hawkesbury River, Brooklyn, Hornsby, New South Wales Australia

The famous Dangar island has always been a special retreat for the people of Sydney. Guests have the chance to experience it for the selves, if they choose to. Relax in the waterfront cafe or bowls club, or just take a walk around. Or of course we can pick up from here.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Mooney Mooney, Mooney Mooney, New South Wales

With one foot on land, and one on sea, Mooney Mooney sits between both worlds. With some great houses, oyster restaurants, and workers clubs, it's a great start or finish point for our adventure

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Brooklyn, Brooklyn, Hornsby, Greater Sydney, New South Wales

The gateway to the Hawkesbury. Where theres a train to and from the city, that takes an hour, every hour.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Little Wobby, Little Wobby, New South Wales

Admire the riverfront houses, a great place to stay on the water. Option to hike the Pacific Trail to Broken Bay.

Duration: 10 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • Lunch - Guests can choose to buy their own lunch at one of the waterfront restaurants en route, or we can provide some wraps to eat anywhere.
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Snacks - Fresh fruit and nuts
  • Entry/Admission - Muogamarra Nature Reserve
  • Entry/Admission - Popran National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Berowra Valley National Park

Departure Point
1: Deerubbun Boat Ramp, Mooney Mooney NSW 2083, Australia
2: Hawkesbury River Station, Brooklyn NSW 2083, Australia

Traveler pickup is offered
Please get in touch to confirm pick up details as it may not always be feasible.


  • Sydney Airport, Airport Dr, Mascot, New South Wales 2020 Australia


  • Overseas Passenger Terminal

Departure Time
9:30 AM

4 to 7 hours

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the River Adventures in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

This offer is not eligible for promo codes.

Fine Print

7-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operators terms and conditions for this offer here.