Only an hour north of Sydney!
Come cruising with us on the Hawkesbury Mail Boat, the famous Riverboat Postman, and enjoy the magnificent scenery of the lower Hawkesbury River as we deliver the mail and other essentials (the odd bottle of whiskey or rum...) to the river-access-only settlements upriver from Brooklyn.


Since the Government shut-down on March 23, 2020, the mail has been delivered to the river residents daily by a couple of our crew in a small tinny. There have been days where the boat has overflowed with packages (the locals have certainly embraced Dan Murphys online...)

We are REALLY looking forward to welcoming passengers back on board with us, but we are very hesitant to rush this. We certainly do not want to become the next Ruby Princess, and so many of our lovely guests are in the most vulnerable sector for this pandemic to strike. 

Please be patient with us as we navigate the fine line between business operations and safety for our passengers and crew. We are not expecting to return the big boats to the run until September at the earliest (having said that, October is looking pretty full already!). We'd love you to join our correspondence list so we can let you know as soon as we have a return date, and don't forget that all forward bookings are 100% refundable for any reason up to 48hrs prior. You can safely book a future date knowing that you can cancel or change the date if you need to. 

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(small booking fee applies)

or you can call today to book  - and then pay on the day of travel.
Tel: 0400 600 111
The Riverboat Postman, or Hawkesbury Mailboat, at Bar Point on the Hawkesbury River

The first Riverboat Postman started the run in 1910, and the tradition continues today with Hawkesbury Cruises, the current custodian of this fabulous day trip. Our skippers are locals who have lived in the area their whole lives - be entertained by the stories of the river whilst cruising in comfort up this spectacular waterway. Be assured that at least 95% of what they say is true...

 Our coffee is real, our tea is hot, and our famous ANZAC biscuits are home-made daily to Grandma's recipe!
Milson's Passage, stop 7 on the Riverboat Postman run, Hawkesbury River
We deliver to the settlements of Dangar and Milson Islands, Kangaroo Point, Bar Point, Marlow Creek, Fisherman's Point and Milson's Passage (pictured to the left, with Doogle waiting not-so-patiently for his biscuit/the mail) before returning to Brooklyn by about 1.15pm
The cruise departs daily every weekday (Monday to Friday) except Public Holidays from the Brooklyn Public Wharf (see the ferry icon on the map) at 10am, returning at about 1.15pm.

Bookings are essential - call us on
0400 600 111

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