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The Mysteries of ‘Mullet Island’

A beautiful walking tour to unravel the mysteries of Dangar Island. Join us for a heritage ferry ride, beaches, bush and the rich and diverse indigenous and colonial histories of 'Mullet Island' from a local expert. Enjoy coffee and waterside lunch .

Our exploration of Lower Hawkesbury Dangar Island river histories starts at the Brooklyn Marina where we catch a heritage ferry across to the island to be welcomed by David Reynolds, President of the Dangar Island Historical Society.

Enjoy an historical journey across the island from first contact between traditional custodians of the river and the newcomers; stories of pirates and smugglers; the naming of ‘Mullet Island’; to the days of commodious streamers and the building of the Hawkesbury River Railway Bridge. We meander through parks, community sites, beaches and natural bushland treading in the footsteps.

After a waterside lunch we walk to the top of the island to enjoy the natural beauty of a regionally significant Blackbutt – Roughbarked Apple Forest with expansive views over Dyarubbin. On the way spot the yellow variety of King Parrot and beautiful Sydney Red Gums. Our ferry returns from the wharf at 3.30pm.

Event date

Event Details

, Dangar Island, New South Wales

This is a walking tour which requires a modest level of fitness. Uneven and loose surfaces. Bush tracks in places. Approx. 6kms



Entry fees:
Adults $ 125, Children $ 50, Members $ 110
Prebooking requiredhttps://www.heritageventures.com.au/dangar20240447 545 271
Attendance limit:
Less than 50
Onsite facilities:
Other things
you need to know:
National Trust members use promo code NATIONALTRUST to apply the discount at checkout. Note: Access to Dangar Island is via ferry from Brooklyn. Brooklyn (Hawkesbury River station) is via train or car. Parking is limited at Brooklyn.