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MACKYS
Milson's Passage

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Superbly  Renovated Cottage In Charming River Settlement
 Perfect For Two
- Can Sleep Four -

 

This easy living holiday house, set right by the waters edge, the last one  in a line of classic original river houses.  A timber verandah, with two timber chairs call out to be occupied, hopefully with a cool drink resting nearby.  

Both bedrooms are light & fresh with earthy tones in the decor.  MACKYS is a weekender destination ideally for  two guests, but can sleep four; a place to simply relax in good company, with good books, food & wine. The galley style kitchen adjoins the living/dining space and a gas barbeque is located on the covered  stone terrace,  overlooking the Hawkesbury River


WHAT TO DO 

• simply relax , fish from the private jetty,  read, swim on the high tide

• walk out the back door & explore the ridge line of  Mugomarra Nature reserve- there are no walking tracks so care must be taken, moderate fitness required, wear shoes with good grip & take water
• paddle along the pristine Mugomarra shoreline on the sit top kayaks
 • hire a self drive runabout from Brooklyn

 WHAT IS THERE
• 2 queen bedrooms with ceiling fans
• newly renovated kitchen beautifully equipped  for cooking up a storm, inc. dishwasher
• olive oil, balsamic, glad wrap, foil, paper towel, serviettes, tea lights etc
• undercover outdoor gas BBQ & dining table with views to river
• gas heater & air conditioning in lounge
• DVD / CD player , plasma screen ( no TV reception )
• i pod PLAYLIST
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private  jetty with pontoon. Tidal access
• fishing rods, 2 sit on top kayaks
 
WHAT TO BRING
• favourite CDs, DVDs, IPOD, reading material
• toiletries, personal belongings including good walking shoes if desired

• personal repellent , sunscreen, sunhat, sunglasses

• sheets & towels  [ unless other arrangements have been made ]

• food & beverage ( there are no shops )
 • hooks, bait & sinkers

Just a reminder that  'MACKYS’ is boat access only. There are absolutely no roads to the property, which does make getting there part of the adventure!


BOAT TRAVEL
Kangaroo Point, Brooklyn & Mooney Mooney are the most popular & closest mainland spots to park; the intercity sydney-central coast train stops in Brooklyn [ Hawkesbury River Station ]

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WATER TAXI - TINNIE PACKAGE 

no experience required

Price Guideline: - 2 or 3 Nights- $320 in TOTAL; additional nights $50

Parking & Water Taxi from Kangaroo Point Public Wharf, Brooklyn

Unrestricted parking along lower road at Kangaroo point

Option for pick up from train / Brooklyn Public Wharf POA

Arrive by Water Taxi with a Self Drive Tinnie waiting for you at  MACKYS  jetty

This option gives you flexible arival time, in that you can arrive after sunset

No experience or license required . Very easy to drive 

Includes taxi transfers, tinnie hire, tank of fuel, map, safety equipment, call out service if broken down

On arrival the Water Taxi driver will run through the boat operation with you 

Water taxi / hire boat packages have limited availability

Water Taxi travel time is approx. 15 mins

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SELF DRIVE TINNIE FROM BROOKLYN

no experience required

Off Street Parking & Boat Hire from Brooklyn Central

Arrive by Self Drive Tinnie/Runabout From Brooklyn

No experience required

Rate Guideline:-  $300 - 2 nights; ask about 3 nights for price of 2 

You receive a thorough briefing from the team at Brooklyn Central

There is private off street parking available [except in peak seasons, where there is unrestricted roadside parking

You can buy bait there also

Arrival at Brooklyn Central latest 1 hr before sunset

Parking, Unloading & Boat Briefing takes approx. 30 mins

You must be travelling in tinnie before sunset

Tinnie travel time from Brooklyn Central to MACKYS  is approx. 30-40 mins

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WATER TAXI

Parking & Water Taxi from Kangaroo Point Public Wharf, Brooklyn

Unrestricted parking along lower road at Kangaroo point

Jetty To Jetty Water Taxi service, also after sunset

Mainland pick up is generally Kangaroo Point, Brooklyn

There is unlimited public parking on the lower level road at Kangaroo Point

Price Guideline $90 each way; late night surcharge generally applies after 7pm

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OWN BOAT - Trailer Boats

Parking & Boat Launch from Mooney Mooney public boat ramp, next to M1 Freeway

Also Dolphin Marina, 1 Brooklyn Rd with off street parking for small fee

Note:- that on the new Moon low tide in summer months, there may be an hour either side of the low, with limited pontoon access due to the more extreme low tide

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HAVE BOAT LICENCE - but need a  boat

Brooklyn Central has a tinnie with a 30hp available for hire

BOAB Boat Hire have polycraft vessels with 50hp + that they can deliver to a boat ramp on the Hawkesbury ; & meet you there; this is cost effective for extended stays


RESTAURANTS & CAFES

Peats Bite  weekends only, advance bookings essential,  02 9985 9040 - closed July/Aug. A great place for a long relaxed lunch,  in one of the most beautiful & unique locations on the river. $135.00pp ( licensed ) You will need to advance book in your boat transfers with the restaurant at the time of booking your table. You can also travel there by own boat or be picked up by the restaurant boat at a small fee

Spencer Village Store & Cafe serving legendary breakfasts, great burgers & light lunch. Truly the 'Hub of the Universe'. Also supplying a good range of meat, some vegetables & just about everything else you may need. Licensed Bottle Shop as well. Kitchen closes around 2.30pmPhone 4377 1123. About 10km upriver by boat.

EXPLORING w OWN BOAT - 50HP plus

places Cottage Point , Berowra Waters Inn, The Chefs Secret  plus others are great destinations w own boat 50hp plus; not suited to hire boat or water taxi; we will  email  additional restaurant / exploring info w booking

 

GENERAL NOTES
Mackys is fully self contained & booked exclusively

Before you arrive, the house is opened, ready for you to simply kick back & relax

Children  not suited

Pets  not suited
Maximum 4 guests
 
RATES 
Rates vary depending on guest numbers, length of stay & time of year
Linen is laundered back on mainland due to rainwater limitations, so rates are byo sheets & towels etc [ w option to add on linen / towel package ] . Duvets with cotton covers, throws, pillows & mattress protectors provided
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DEALS
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3 Night Weekends
4 night Mid Week Specials
MON-MON or FRI-FRI 7 night stays
Just Conatct Us For A Quote 
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