Bar Point is a boat access river settlement approximately 10 kilometres inland from the F3 Newcastle - Sydney Freeway. The area is extremely popular as a weekend destination, being just a few minutes further upstream from Milson's Passage by boat, & therefore relatively quick to reach from Sydney. Most people come here simply to relax by the river & watch the tide go up & down.
For those wishing to explore the area by boat, there is no shortage of winding creeks, river foreshore & sandy river beaches.
Between Bar Point & Spencer there are a couple of wonderful tidal creeks, filled with wetland birds...& fish on a good day. Always enter tidal creeks on a rising tide!!!! There are also a few sandy river beaches nearby, also only accessible by boat.
Spencer, a sleepy riverfront township, is a highly recommended destination some 10km further upstream by boat. . Opposite Spencer, Gentlemans Halt in Marra Marra National Park( only reached by boat ) is a fine place to tie up for a picnic....make sure your ropes are tied to allow for changes in the tide.The peninsula of Bar Point extends some 4 kilometres from end to end. Except for a cluster of houses right on the point 'Bar Point Estate' , the only way to get from house to house is by boat. Bar Point is great as a base for exploring the river by boat.