Dangar Island Bowling Club is located on Dangar Island, just north of Sydney in the beautiful Hawkesbury River.
The nearest access point on the mainland is Brooklyn.
If coming by train:
The train station at Brooklyn is called Hawkesbury River station.
Trains arrive frequently (roughly every hour) from both directions and you can get specific times from CityRail. The trains generally align with the Dangar Island ferry service. Journey time from Central is one hour.
If coming by car:
- take the Brooklyn turnoff from the M1 (Sydney to Newcastle freeway, previously known as the F3) on the northern side of the Hawkesbury River
- cross back over the Hawkesbury River on the old Pacific Highway
- turn left on to Brooklyn Road, and follow it down to the end (roughly 5kms) and find somewhere to park
The journey time from the Sydney Harbour Bridge in quiet traffic is around 45 minutes, however it can take much much longer if the roads are busy (eg rush hour on a Friday).
The Hawkesbury is a busy place on weekends and finding a parking space in Brooklyn can be especially difficult at lunchtime on weekends.
Getting across the water:
There is no bridge access to Dangar Island, so you'll need to get the Dangar Island Ferry or make your own arrangements with a water taxi.
The ferry runs roughly once an hour by a set timetable (make sure you use the right timetable as there is one for weekdays and one for weekends). Ferry's depart from the public wharf of Hawkesbury Marina (not Brooklyn Marina) which is on Dangar Road (just past the railway station). The standard cost for the ferry is $5.60 one-way.
The trip takes around 15 minutes if it comes direct to the island, or 30 minutes if it goes to Wobby Beach first. Don't get off at Wobby Beach!
Why not make a weekend of it? There are plenty of rental properties on the island, google ‘Dangar Island holiday rentals’.