62kms · 59 mins by car · 90 mins by public transport
303 population (2016 Census)
Arguably Greater Sydney's most singular suburb, Dangar Island is simply remarkable. Located off the eastern fringes of the Hawkesbury River hamlet of Brooklyn to the north of Sydney, Dangar Island is in the middle of the Hawkesbury River atrium. With it's inimitable waterway surrounds, Dangar Island encapsulates the quintessential Hawkesbury River atmosphere. With Brisbane Water National Park to the north, Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park to the south, Broken Bay, the Pittwater and Pacific Ocean to the east, and the alluring Hawkesbury River to the west, Dangar Island and its beauty are captivating.
The island has a community owned shop next to the ferry wharf that serves light snacks, coffee, breakfast and lunch. It also sells groceries and has a good supply of meat. On the weekend the Dangar Island Bowling Club, which is licensed, serves meals and you can play bowls.
Simply a short journey off the F3 freeway to Brooklyn, the island can only be accessed by water. Rich in European and indigenous history, Dangar Island is a one-off environment and rewards ferry-born visitors with some interesting photographic angles on one of the most significant waterways in the Sydney region.