THE MILSON

Milsons Passage, New South Wales, Australia

up to 4 guests2 bedrooms

THE MILSON

  • Indoor outdoor living
  • Perfect for 2, but can sleep 4
  • Modern kitchen . Old world dining
  • Private jetty & pontoon
  • Deep stone bathtub for two in master ensuite
  • WiFi . No TV
  • Outdoor firepit

What to do

  • Just relax watch the boats pass by
  • Swim on the high tide
  • Take a day trip by self drive boat
  • Go kayaking along river shoreline
  • Indulge in a long Peats Bite lunch
  • Hang in the hammock
  • Take a walk into Mugomarra Nature Reserve
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The Milson is no ordinary weekender. The luxury fit out includes both custom-made features and antique elements. These combine to create a very casual atmosphere, in a very pristine setting, all less than a one hour drive from the Sydney CBD.

There’s no better place to relax and unwind than The Milson and for those who want to add in a bit of action, you can explore the river using our kayaks and canoes. You can also go crabbing ( catch mud and blue swimmer crabs from the end of the jetty from September through to June), spend the day out on the water fishing, visit one of the Hawkesbury’s many hidden inlets and sandy beaches or head out for a bush walk along the local trails from the rear of the property.

The Milson is also one of the few properties in the area that is north facing so  maximum sunshine on winter days and enjoy the afternoon shade in the summer.

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INDOOR . OUTDOOR . LOUNGE . LIVING
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• light weight vintage cane armchairs that can easily be moved around to follow the sun / shade
• separate ambient dining space w views
• ceiling fans . aircon  . indoor  & outdoor  fire
• outdoor bbq
• WiFi . no TV 
• 2 seater canoe . crab traps
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KITCHEN . PANTRY
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• well equipped kitchen with all the basic cookware & utensils
• fridge . freezer . 5 burner gas cooktop w electric oven . microwave . dishwasher
• coffee machine . coffee plunger. milk frother
• ground coffee . twinings tea bags. raw sugar
• sea salt. pepper grinder. australian olive oil . balsamic vinegar . well stocked w herbs, basic pulses & grains
• glad wrap. foil. paper towel .serviettes .
• all below sink items
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SLEEPING . BATHROOM
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• master king w ensuite w deep set stone bathtub & overhead shower
• second king w spacious walk in shower
• fluffy feather duvets with  linen sheets . wool throws 
• soaps  . hair dryer . iron

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WHAT TO BRING

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  • favourite off line play list . reading material
  • fishing equipment including hooks, bait, sinkers
  • toiletries, personal belongings including swimwear, & beach towels
  • personal repellant, sunscreen, sunhat, sunglasses
  • wood for fire optional :- coles petrol stations have easy to carry bags of wood at approx $11; 2 bags for 2 nights is suitable for a ambient outdoor  fire …reverse cycle air con is  main heat source
  • food & beverage – there are no shops. We recommend planning a menu & shop list to avoid bringing the kitchen sink!!!

We recommend you check the forecast & pack accordingly ……..

There are two main areas on the mainland to switch from road/ rail to boat to you to reach THE MILSON in Milsons Passage
The Brooklyn / Mooney Mooney area is reached via the M1 Freeway exit as the  freeway crosses the Hawkesbury River. Travel time from Sydney is approx. one hour except in peak travel periods. Distance is approx 50km from harbour bridge. The Sydney to Central Coast trains have scheduled stops at Hawkesbury River Station in ‘downtown’ Brooklyn
The other location is Berowra Waters which is a picturesque hamlet with an old fashioned car ferry that connects the roads  on either side.
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Arrive By Boat . Absolute Waterfront . No Cars . No Roads
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•  boats  are  pre booked directly by you with operators
•  prices listed below are guidelines only
•  we will assist with additional info & contact details  once your stay is confirmed
•  also suited to own trailer boat up to 6m
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BROOKLYN CENTRAL BOAT HIRE
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•  easy to drive. absolutely no previous experience needed
•  personalised how to boat instructions given . boats are broad and stable
•  a great way to experience this magical part of the world.
•  fuel . basic map .safety gear . emergency call out . fishing licenses included
•  boat travel to THE MILSON is about 30 mins depending on tide
•  we provide detailed directions and exploring suggestions
PRICE GUIDELINE  $370 for 2 nights; xtra nights $100; discounts may apply
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 WATER TAXI
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•  from kangaroo point OR brooklyn public wharf
•   unrestricted parking available near both jetties
•  taxi also travels after sunset
•  taxi travel time to THE MILSON is  about 15 min
PRICE GUIDELINE   $90 per trip for 2 guests ; additional guests POA
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WATER TAXI and HIRE BOAT PACKAGE
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•  the best of both worlds
•  hire boat PRE delivered to THE MILSON  jetty
•  you travel from mainland to THE MILSON  with water taxi
•  hire boat is easy to drive . no experience or licence required.
•  personalised ‘how to’  hire boat instructions given by taxi skipper on arrival at  jetty
•  we provide detailed exploring suggestions
•  25l tank of fuel . safety equipment . map .emergency call out included
PRICE GUIDELINE approx. $370 for 2 nights  . additional nights $50
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HAVE BOAT LICENSE …………  but need a boat
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•  Brooklyn Central has a runabout w a 30hp engine that is for hire.
•  Boab Boat Hire have a fleet w 50hp & above that they can deliver to Berowra Waters boat ramp, where you meet & commence your hire….this option is more cost effective on a longer stay
• Taxi – Tinny with 30hp  combo – travel by water taxi ; tinny awaits you at THE MILSON
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OWN TRAILER BOAT up to 8m
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•  we recommend launching at Mooney Mooney boat ramp
•  boat travel w 60hp to THE MILSON  is  approx 10 min
•  we are happy to provide additional exploring . restaurant suggestions
•  to explore broken bay. cowan creek. refuge bay region travel  is approx 30min w 60hp
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THINGS TO NOTE
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CHILDREN –  welcome by prior arrangement
PETS  – not suited
HIRE BOATS – night time travel not permitted
FIREWOOD  –  we provide kindling, guests BYO easy carry bags of wood, OPTIONAL as reverse air con is main heat source. Wood available at most service stations & at Berowra Waters Marina if hiring a boat from there .
GARBAGE  – there is no garbage service on the river,   so guests  are requested to take their garbage back to the mainland bins as the locals do.
DEPARTURE – there is no cleaning fee so we do ask guests to leave THE MILSON neat & tidy as you found her
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RATES & BOOKING
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RATES – are tailored to offer the most competitive price for the season, length of stay and number of guests.
EMAIL US –  at info@hawkesburyriver.com for rate info
all rates are given in writing by email only, not text
please include:-
  • names of  all the properties of interest
  • dates
  • number of guests inc. children
  • if you have your own trailer boat or if we should send some boat options to you
  • any other relevant info such as number of rooms/beds required
BOOKING TERMS FOR PAYMENT – when booking direct w us, are that payment is ONLY by  direct bank to bank transfer, of the full amount at time of making a booking . We send payment  & bond details to you & you then have a 24 hour hold, allowing time to deposit funds & return agreement along w receipt of funds transfer. NOTE the refundable security bond is $1000 deposited prior to your stay

CALL US – on 0401 308 888 or email info@hawkesburyriver.com if you have any questions . NOTE that we often have mobile reception issues if we are out & about in a shadow spot on the river.

If you plan to arrive by own trailer boat up to 6m with an engine capacity greater than 30hp, there are many more areas in the Hawkesbury River network for you to explore.

From Milsons Passage you can travel down stream to Dangar Island , Brooklyn, and into Cowan Waters  where Cottage Point, Bobbin Head , Refuge Bay & Jerusalem Bay are located

We wil provide additional information suited to you / your boat

NOTE that a few times a year tides during part of the day are lower then a 0.3m . When this occurs the foreshore water  by the THE MILSON  pontoon may be too shallow  to manouvre a std trailer boat . So guests need to plan around not approaching or departing the jetty for approx 1.5 hrs either side of the low . As long as skipper checks tides for the paned stay it is easy to work around these few  days of super low tide.

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