We welcome you to experience a journey to Hawksbury River's ultimate getaway, Amaroo Cottage. Nothing compares.....

Back in 1935 there were just 6 dwellings on the bend of the Hawkesbury River called Bar Point. One of these was Amaroo Cottage. In those days the river cottages were set slightly back from the river with a boatshed located at the waters edge.

All the original buildings still exist at Amaroo and have been faithfully restored by the present owners. French doors from the main cottage lounge and master bedroom open onto a large verandah that captures the morning light all year round. The newly renovated kitchen blends perfectly with the pot belly stove that is recessed in the original stand stone kitchen wall.

A gas barbeque is ideally located on the lawn by the waters edge. The outdoor garden table, studio deck and private boatshed are perfect settings for afternoon drinks before retreating to the cottage terrace for sunset dining. Amaroo offers complete relaxation by the river.

Arrive midweek by mail boat, or water taxi, own boat, runabout during weekends. Jonathan or Mary - tel - can advise on catering & any restaurant excursions that you may want to plan.

What to do

Staying at Amaroo Cottage is mostly about doing nothing.There are however a couple of fishing rods, a great collection of books, magazines & board games to keep you occupied. A stereo, small TV & video are also in place.

For those who wish to explore further afield, we suggest you arrange hire of a tinny.

We also have a double seater Kayak which is great for exploring the local shoreline and lazing around on this beautiful river.

Head over to Peats Bite a fabulous place to dine on the weekends with a pick up and drop off service available to Amaroo Guests.

Arrive by mail boat (midweek), water taxi or your own boat. Please feel free to contact Mary or Jonathan - - to discuss any further issues.

What to bring

Food & Beverage
Favourite CD's & Videos
Hooks, bait, sinkers ... for those keen to fish


If you would like us to assist in a catering delivery or recommend restaurants, please contact us well in advance.

We will have the boatshed open, table set if required, with the music playng etc ready for your arrival.


Brooklyn & Kangaroo Point are just 48km from the Sydney Harbour Bridge so we generally suggest travelling time is less than one hour from Sydney to reach this very unique weekend getaway.

Please contact us on the above telephone number to discuss any special transport issues. (eg how suitable is a "Rubber Duck" as a mode of transport)


Generally check in times are anytime after 1.00 PM on Fridays, check out by 4.00PM the day you leave. Midweek times by arrangment.

As we will leave the place open for your arrival, it is important that you let us know if you are going to be greatly delayed.

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good & Bad Nice property and location, however there was some issues regarding claimed capacity and cleanliness.
Date published: 2015-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful house, view and garden. Very tranquil Perfect stay At Amaroo. House is beautifully furnished. The owners have thought of everything. It is very comfortable and homely with everything you could need (note: both reels on fishing rods are broken so not able to fish without own rod). Lovely view and generally a very relaxing weekend. We will definitely be back
Date published: 2015-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Oasis on the Hawkesbury An idyllic historic cottage on an amazing part of the Hawkesbury River. Beautifully furnished, with a myriad of private restful spaces to relax and luxuriate in the water views. Surrounded by beautiful bush and so close to Sydney. We will definitely be back.
Date published: 2014-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a delight! Amaroo Cottage is a gorgeous property with incredible attention to detail in the most stunning location. I doubt there is a more relaxing place on Planet Earth.
Date published: 2012-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What an experience. It's not often when a property blitzes your expectations - but Amaroo Cottage did just that. The property's location is second to none - with what I think is the best reading spot in the world. The home is filled with all the comforts from home, complete with fresh flowers, candles and as many books and DVDs as you will require. I loved the experience and can't wait to return. Also recommend a loooong lunch at Peats Bite (a five min boat trip from Amaroo).
Date published: 2011-02-03
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Washing Machine

60 km from Sydney Harbour Bridge
A Taste of River History
Airport Transfer & Catering options
Beautifully restored Gardens
Clothes dryer
Cooking Facilities
Cottage, Converted Boatshed & Studio Room on the water
DVD player
In-house Movies/Videos
Ironing Facilities
Linen Supplied
Minimum 2 Nights
Open Fireplace
Perfect for couples, familys & those special occasions, can sleep 6
Private Pier
Rumpus room
Uninterupted views, perfect for entertaining guests
Washing Machine

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