WISEMANS FERRY

Wisemans Ferry is encounted when traveling from Sydney to Cessnock on the Great North Road. A road of convict construction. The Hawkesbury River though is the main attraction to Wisemans Ferry. This place is the water ski capitol for the Sydneysider water ski enthusiast. Wisemans Ferry is located 75 kilometres north-west of the Sydney. The town is a tourist spot with picnic and barbecue facilities. As well as a rich convict and colonial heritage in the area, the Dharug National Park and Yengo National Park are close by.

The town is named after Solomon Wiseman, a former convict (17781838), who received a land grant in the area in 1817.  Wiseman established a ferry service on the Hawkesbury River in 1827 for the transport of produce and provisions to the convicts building the Great North Rd and was known to many as King of the Hawkesbury.

Today, two ferry services cross the Hawkesbury River from the town of Wisemans Ferry. When heading north one ferry to Cessnock, the other to Gosford.

For such a small town there is lots of heritage awareness.

The Wiseman Ferry Hotel was established in 1827. This is an old and magnificent pub.

The Anglican Church is undated but is circa mid/late 1800s

The town does not have a War Memorial, but this plot of land has been set aside for the acknowledgment.

Wisemans Ferry is a long way for a diversion visit. Unless the town is on transit, the river and pub will have to be the catalyst.

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  Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
  Internet Caravan
Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
  Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
  Rotary Club   Lions Club
  Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery Whitewater Rafting
  Surfing   Skydiving
  Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking Jet Boating
  Information Hospital
  Hang Gliding   Golf Course