Safe & secure from the Coronavirus madness, enjoy delightful and secluded island living.
Family & pet-friendly, the original Ferry Master’s Cottage has been lovingly restored and is located centrally on the level part of the island.
It has 3 queen bedrooms (all new), 1 bunk room and 2 bathrooms. The master bedroom has its own ensuite.
A full-size main bathroom (with bath), new kitchen with full amenities, open dining and lounge
A fully equipped laundry, Wi-Fi, Smart TV & alfresco dining
Isolated and secure, we are a great option for those that want some beautiful time away from the mainland madness of the Coronavirus!
The cottage has a large timber front deck (perfect for cocktail hour!) and a private back patio area with BBQ and dining table. Inside there are polished timber floors and carpeted bedrooms.
There is plenty of natural light through all rooms with lovely green outlooks. A modern kitchen with European appliances, all the amenities you need (including staples and emergency food!), a dining table and an island bench for casual eating. To relax, there is also a comfortable lounge area.
There is an additional sitting area out the back of the house with a natural stone garden, easy chairs and fire pit - perfect for a glass of red and a warm fire.
The bathrooms are both new with bath, large shower roses, quality towels, and heating. The bedrooms are all large with new queen beds, quality linen and (where needed) heaters.
Overall, the cottage is perfectly located less than a 4-minute walk from the ferry and café and 3-minutes’ walk to Bradley’s Beach, the island green, children’s playground and (lawn) bowling club.
Things to do
While Dangar Island caters to visitors, don’t expect to find hotels, beach resorts or supermarkets. But that’s exactly what makes Dangar Island so appealing and why the locals choose to live there.
It’s a small and friendly community of permanent and temporary (holidaying) residents watching the world go by, far away from the big smoke.
Walk around the island
The 3km walking trail around the island is the best way to explore its natural beauty, admire the local real estate and enjoy great views across the Hawkesbury River.
Make sure you find the intersection on Riverview Avenue with a small path that takes you further up the island. In Kiparra Park, you can still find evidence of Aboriginal habitation such as rock shelters.
Swim at Bradley's Beach
Located at the southern part of the island is Bradley’s Beach - one of the Hawkesbury’s loveliest and accessible beaches.
It’s a social spot on the island, with residents and visitors swimming and picnicking on warm summer days and nights and children playing together on the sand. Several major island events are also held on the beach including Australia Day and New Year’s Eve celebrations.
What makes this beach even more interesting is that it’s actually one of the few (non-boat) accessible beaches in the Hornsby Shire.
Morning tea, lunch or dinner at the café or bowling club
Grab a great coffee, breakfast or lunch at the café. Full of local organic produce, it is located right next to the ferry stop with lovely water views. The Bowling Club – only 300 metres from the ferry stop, offers great meals, cold beer, wine and excellent live music. The club is situated on the village green (so child-friendly), and you can even enjoy a game of barefoot bowls if the mood strikes you.
Your options are simply limitless! From Dangar you are a short boat ride to Patonga, Pittwater, Palm Beach, Pearl beach and, of course, the rest of the majestic Hawkesbury River.
Dangar Island, New South Wales, Australia