Riverboat Postman Brooklyn

Date
Wed 25 August 2021
Duration
2 days (25 August - 26 August)
Meet
McDonalds Woonona, 370 Princes H’Way
Time
Meet 9 a.m. for a 9:30 a.m .departure
Organiser
Trevor & Mary Gillett, 0422932269 , teegeemeg@gmail.com

Cancelled for now,  postponed until it can be rescheduled. Thanks Trevor & Mary for all the work reorganising this  - 3 times already!

Day 1 - Wednesday 25 August 2021

We leave Woonona McDonalds at approximately 9.30 am, heading to The Wisemans Ferry Inn / hotel, via  where we are  booked for lunch.  Along the way, we stop at Cranebrook McDonalds, cnr Northern Rd, Cranebrook Rd and Londonderry Rd roundabout for morning tea & toilet break.

Woonoona to Wiseman's Ferry: approx 146 klms, about 2 hours 28 min.

After lunch, we are heading to Gosford via the ferry crossing, for an overnight stay at The Gosford Palms Motel, 7 Moore St West Gosford. We have reserved 15 rooms, $130 per room. ( Phone Debra 43231211 mention the MX-5 club) Most rooms are Deluxe Queen or the balance are Queen rooms, so book early you wish to be 'deluxe'! At booking time, ask for a ground floor if you require easier access. 

Wiseman's Ferry to Gosford  approx. 76 klms, about 1 hour  23minutes

Evening meal either the RSL down the highway, or closer to a motel - The Settlers Tavern, on the highway.

Day 2 - Thursday 26 August 2021

In the morning we will be heading for The Riverboat Postman that will ferry us for a 3 hour cruise of the spectacular Hawkesbury River.   We will enjoy morning tea and a delicious local fish'n'chip lunch on board as we sit back and see the grand old Hawkesbury at its lazy best. Seniors rate arranged for EVERYBODY at $49.00 p/p.

Leave the Motel around 8.00 a.m. although it is only a half hour drive, we need to be early - 9.00 a.m at latest as parking can be a problem. We board the ferry and depart at 10.00 am. There is a chance for a nice coffee on the wharf before we board. 

Upon the ferry's return you are free to choose your route home - some will start with a twisty run up the old Pacific Highway, others will choose to head straight to the freeway.  After that the easiest way is M2 - M7 - M31 - B88 (Picton Rd) and M1