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Testimonials

Today I fulfilled a 25 year bucket wish. It was fantastic. The weather was good, the captain's commentary was excllent and I met some nice people. My daughter and our Rotarian guest from Tonga had a glorious day also. Thank you.


Just wanted to thank you and your staff so very much.  My family and
I came onboard last Friday to celebrate my 60th birthday.  Wonderful day,
commentary interesting, morning tea and lunch were great.  Staff exceptional.
We were the group with the baby.  Will highly recommend to all our friends,
but next time will catch the train and spend more time in Brooklyn.
Bisa Wakeman



HIS MAJESTYS MAIL 

His Majesty’s mail must get through.                            Jan 2014
Rain hail or shine, without a to-do.                             (For Mon 20)
By pack-horse, stage coach, and then steam train.
Until history welcomed the aeroplane.

One there was in a tiny boat.
That, struggling bravely to keep afloat.
Delivering  the mail and victuals as well.
To those who in isolation chose to dwell.

Now-days the Postie has a bigger boat.
That makes the mighty river seem but a moat.
He still cares for the settlers and fisher folks.
As in and around bays and inlets, he daily pokes.

His is the Hawkesbury River Postman’s run.
He works hard, but calls it fun.
He serves coffee and a Ploughman’s Lunch.
While entertaining a happy tourist bunch.

He has a captive audience , for soothe.
And regales them with many an historic truth.
I am so glad we joined him on his round today.
And hope this Aussie Icon is here to stay.


Just a note to let you know how much we enjoyed the cruise today. The staff are lovely & the on board commentary was wonderful. Lunch was just enough. We will do the the Sunday cruise with you one day.
Thanks, Pat & Frank Whyte.

We went on. The Friday riverboat postman.  It was excellent - the commentary, staff, food and the trip itself.  Many thanks
Dian smith

Coming from Canada, my Australian friends were quite interested in my suggestion since neither knew about your cruise.  We had a delightful day and thoroughly enjoyed the commentary along with the food and attentive staff.  I agree with others, that the Anzac biscuits are unique and I was fortunate to bring the recipe home.  Congratulations for continuing a tradition, as well as, hosting guests in such a superb manner.  I wish you continued success and thank you once again for a wonderful day on the river.
Gail (Vancouver)

Hi guys
I just wanted to thank you for a lovely trip on 17th October on The
Riverboat Postman , even though it was the worst day all year, windy, my
group of 4 people enjoyed the trip very much. The commentary was excellent
and so was the food.
Which brings me to my next question.
Could I please have the recipe for the delicious Anzac biscuits?, I have had
a lot of Anzac biscuits in my life and they are the best ever.
Regards and thanks
Margaret Northam
 
Hi, Justin .. Hi, Catherine,
What a cruise .. and we're still cruisin'!
Thanks for a great trip up and down the river. Skillful driving, highly amusing & informative commentary, great friendly crew (especially the "First Mates"), fabulous scenery.
Cheers and all the best,
Noel & Nete
 
Hi,
I just wanted to say thanks for a great day on Friday, we very much enjoyed it. My Dad said it was just as good as he remembered 50 yrs ago.
Cheers,
Allison
 
Thank you to the Riverboat Postman Team from all of us. The day was greatly enjoyed by all. A special call to Ben for his running commentary, on the rich river history, never a dull moment in his tall tales and true. We all enjoyed his Anzac cookies, more especially so thin and crisp. Lunch was notable for the fresh produce and the best bun ever.

Dear Catherine, thank you for looking after the bookings and cheerily greeting us.
An excellent day. Passing the Riverboat Postman information on.
Regards,
Suzanne
Secretary KCHS
 
Thank you for the newspaper.You said you would send it and you did. Full marks.We had a great trip with you and would like to congratulate you on the superb quality of your trip.We thought it great value and your attention to detail and the quality of the food etc was top class. Your commentary was so interesting,too, Justin and Catherine and your other staff member were so friendly and welcoming. We don't often encounter such good quality here in Australia we have found. We usually find it more overseas. We are sure you will do well.We have already told people about it.
Best wishes for the future.Dean & Judy Lines
 
Hi Catherine,
When you said you had a vested interest in keeping drivers happy, you little knew that it would involve looking after a sick one! Thank you for that and for a lovely (if hot) day. But it wasn’t hot on the boat and our group enjoyed the trip and the commentary. We were amazed to see how many passengers you had.
All the best for your enterprise – but my, you do have to organise well and work hard!
Lesley Hicks
 
Justin
We had a great time today and compliment all the staff. They worked hard and provided a continuous service of tea coffee lunch etc and always had a smile and sense of humour.
Thank you
michael
 
Dear Justin & Team,
Our group travelled on you Postman trip last Friday and they had a great time. We were very pleased with the day and would recommend it to others.
Many thanks.
Regards,
Kaye.
Harvey World Travel, Mackay QLD
 
On Fri. we went on the Postman's Cruiseand I just want to congratulate you on Justin. He was ten out of ten!!!!!! Thankyou! Rozanne
 
"THANK YOU for letting me deliver the mail on Friday 20 April. Your friendly & cheerful personalities made it a great day for me and the rest of the Martins group. THANKS AGAIN!"
Veronica Kohne
Albury
 
“The level of service at Hawkesbury Cruises is fantastic. Having been a customer for many years, I am consistently impressed by the professionalism of every staff member I have come in contact with. Thank you!”
Betty Greene
Newcastle
 
“The Riverboat Postman was recommended to me by a friend, and now I know why – the quality of service I received was outstanding. Keep up the good work!”
Robert J Smythe
Geelong
 
Howard Johnson bringing the mail to the Riverboat Postman at Marlow Creek, Hawkesbury RiverHoward Johnson, bringing the mail to the boat at Marlow Creek on the Hawkesbury River
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