MILSON'S PASSAGE is a cluster of charming original cottages, boatsheds & renovated weekenders just 5 kilometres upstream by boat, from the Hawkesbury River Bridge & Kangaroo Point. Facing north towards Milson's Island & surrounded by Mugomarra Nature Reserve. This community is especially popular as a weekend destination. Outside peak hour traffic the drive from Sydney to Kangaroo Point/ Brooklyn is less than an hour, then add about a 15 minute boat trip & you are here! Most houses are privately owned by Sydneysiders who come to stay nearly every weekend. There is always something to observe from the sanctuary of a comfortable chair, as the passage itself is regularly used by boats travelling further upstream. Peats Bite Restaurant ( 02 9985 9040 ) is just a few kilometres away by boat, & a favourite weekend destination for a long lunch. Spencer Village Store (02 4377 1123 ) is another 10 kilometres up river by boat & the place to pick up the weekend papers, general supplies & perhaps stop in for a big breakfast. For those with their own boat or hiring one, there are small river beaches & many kilometres of pristine shoreline to explore.