Dangar Island Depot Cafe
Dangar Island is a popular destination for day trips and weekends away. With no cars on the island it's a great place for kids and adults to roam: across the island, up the hill, through the bush, around the rocks and into the shallows of Bradley's Beach.
The Dangar Island Depot Cafe is open from 8-4, 7 days and the Bowling Club is open for Dinner Thurs-Sat and Lunch on Sat-Sun.
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The closest mainland access to the island is Brooklyn.
Whether you are coming from the north (Newcastle) or south (Sydney), the M1 or the Old Pacific Highway will lead you to the Hawkesbury River. From either direction on the M1, take the Mooney Mooney turn off onto the Old Pacific Highway and follow the signs to Brooklyn. Parking can be limited on busy weekends, so be prepared to prowl. Buses also run from Hornsby, Berowra & Mooney Mooney. Timetables can be found here.
Trains leave once hourly from Central or Newcastle and stop at Hawkesbury River station. You can view the timetable here. At present there are many stairs up and down to get off and on the station but as of June 2019, lift construction preparations are underway. Check for updates here. Once off the station, the public ferry wharf and Brooklyn Marina are only a short distance.
Accessing the island - is only possible by boat.
The Brooklyn Ferry Service runs regular ferries from Brooklyn to Dangar Island and Little Wobby 7 days a week. You can access more information about the service by clicking on the above link.
There are a couple of spaces available for 1 hour mooring on the Dangar Island Public Wharf.