Our new shed is finally finished and open! You can't miss us - we are right next to the train platform at the Hawkesbury River Station, Brooklyn, on the other side of the stairs. If you are coming by train, be aware there are nearly 100 stairs up and over the train line from the platform, half up and half down. It is by far the easiest way to get to Brooklyn, however, and the trains which arrive from Newcastle at about 9.26am and from Sydney at 9.47am still allow plenty of time to get to the wharf. We usually return at about 1.10pm, in time to catch the 1.24pm train towards Sydney (the next one is 2.24pm if we are late back) and the 1.46pm train north. For timetable information, use www.131500.com (click on the green to use the link).
Our station is called Hawkesbury River, and our train from Sydney Central station departs from Platform 12 at 8.45am (always check before you get on!) If you are early risers, the previous train departs Central Station at 7.45am, arriving at 8.45. Our crew can all vouch for the excellent bacon & egg rolls available from two of the great cafes right by the train station at Brooklyn! For our interstate and overseas visitors, remember to organise a Seniors Opal Card if you qualify - this allows you to travel all day on Sydney trains, buses and ferries for the princely sum of $2.50.
The direct train from Newcastle departs at 7.29am, arriving at Hawkesbury River Station at about 9.26. It goes through Gosford at 9am, and Woy Woy shortly after that.
If you are coming by car, allow a little extra time to find a park, especially on the weekend - Brooklyn is a very small town! Parking in Brooklyn is free, some is timed parking (4 hours, which is more than enough as most cruises are just over 3 hours long) and some is untimed. There is limited specified disabled parking beside our shed, and if necessary you can drive right up to the wharf, drop off passengers then park the car.
If you have a GPS in your car, use 'Dangar Road, Brooklyn' as the address.
If not, take the Brooklyn/Mooney Mooney exit off the Freeway, or Pacific Motorway (M1), follow all the signs to Brooklyn (these will bring you over the old Pacific Hwy bridge to the Sydney side of the river) and turn left onto Brooklyn Rd. Don't be tempted to turn into Kangaroo Point Cruise Terminal! Go all the way to the end of it and turn left when you can go no further. There we will be!
The office is open from about 9am Monday to Friday in order to collect the mail from Australia Post, and tickets will be available from then right up until boarding time. Please buy your tickets before you board, and don't forget to book before you come!