Wiseman's Ferry is a great little centre of attention in the Hawkesbury region. Even though it's the place to start from and finish a cruise out on the water, there are still some interesting things to see right at the river's edge.
There are two main river crossings across the Hawkesbury on the peninsula.
The main crossing (Wiseman's Ferry) is the thoroughfare from the central coast of NSW and also the back way to St Albans.
The second crossing is hidden around the corner and is called the Webb's Creek Ferry. This is the main way to get to the historic town of St Albans.
Hawkesbury Houseboats marina is adjacent to the Webb's Creek Ferry.
Wiseman's Ferry is an historic town, named after an ex-convict (Solomon Wiseman) who started a ferry service across the Hawkesbury River. This is the original route northward from Sydney via the convict built "Great North Road".
Watch the beautiful sunsets, catch a fish, go for a swim, read a book, smell the inviting meal that someone has just started to barbecue, lie in the sun, turn the engine off and listen to the amazing sounds of the surrounding bush, explore and learn, see some of our local history, play some golf, find a restaurant near the water and dine away without caring about the time, there is so much to do...or do absolutely nothing at all!
Wiseman's Ferry Activities
The Ferry Artists Gallery – A cooperative of local artists who regularly exhibit a considerable variety of interesting and engaging works
The Retreat at Wiseman's – Centrally located in Wiseman's Ferry and is a handy stop over before heading off for an early and relaxed start your houseboat adventure.
Also worth visiting is the Riverbend Restaurant for a meal one day whilst out on the water.
Del Rio Resort – A relaxed family resort that incorporates a 9 hole golf course, childrens splash park, putt putt, is frequented by many friendly wallabies and walking trails are easily accessible from here. There is also a kiosk and bistro at the Aquatic Club
Tobruk Sheep Station – Hold regular family days and special events that is based around a 4 hour programme that immerses you in an interactive and authentic Aussie outback experience.
Ford’s Farm Orchard – Part of the Farm Gate Trail, is a unique place to visit where you can pick your own fruit when in season.
Wiseman’s Ferry Park - A popular recreation spot for picnickers and families. A great barbecue and picnic spot for day boat hires. There is a take away kiosk located in the park near the main entrance.
Wiseman’s Ferry Kiosk - Located at Wisemans Ferry Park
Forgotten Valley Catering - Are you celebrating a special occasion onboard your houseboat? Call Cory to receive information about menus she has available so that you can relax and enjoy phone: 0425 279921 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wiseman’s Ferry Golf Club – A challenging but relaxed 9 hole course that’s open to non members and is easily accessible
Wiseman’s Ferry Water Ski School
Wiseman’s Ferry Inn – A place with a colourful history dating from 1826. The Steakhouse Bistro menu is quite extensive Phone 02 4566 4301. Open grass area for children to play, large outdoor screen that plays whatever sporting event is current.
Wiseman’s Ferry Bowling Club – A very accessible club that offers all the usual club facilities as well as barefoot bowls at very reasonable rates! (bookings required for barefoot bowls) Tuesday night bingo during school holidays.
The Convict Trail – “The Great North Road was built, by convict labour often working in irons, between 1826 and 1836 to connect Sydney with Newcastle and the Upper Hunter Valley in NSW Australia. Much of this engineering master piece still exists and in parts still carries today’s traffic. Recently nominated for World Heritage Listing
Carinya Ski Ranch – Close to Wiseman’s Ferry has a pleasant café with a lovely alfresco feel and overlooks a pretty river setting
Some more information about Wiseman's Ferry may be found at The Sydney Morning Herald travel section