About Brooklyn Township

Brooklyn is located 51km north of the Sydney CBD. It is located between Hornsby and Gosford and is only 3.5km off the Pacific Highway via the Mooney Mooney exit.

Brooklyn is located on the banks of the Hawkesbury River and Brooklyn is best known for fishing, the bush, beautiful bush walks and many boats and houseboats that are moored on the river.

The Great Northern Bushwalk goes through Brooklyn. Brooklyn is an ideal place to start your exploration of the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.

The Hawkesbury River Railway Station in Brooklyn is the first railway station when you reach the suburbs of Sydney. There is also a ferry from Brooklyn to Danger Island.

Major tourist attractions in Brooklyn are BBQs, bushwalks, boating and fishing. There is a good boat launching facility at the eastern end of the suburb in Parsley Bay. Several local marina's offer houseboat hire. McKell Park is a popular spot for picnickers with free BBQs, superb river views and an enclosed tidal swimming pool.

The Riverboat Postman leaves Ferry Wharf in Danger Road adjacent to the railway station on its daily run (Monday-Friday). The boat delivers mail and supplies to the water access only communities of Wobby, Marlow Creek Bar Point, Milsons Passage and Dangar Island. The trip is very popular with tourists.

Brooklyn is surrounded by nature reserves with plenty of scope for bushwalking. The Great North Walk, a bush track that runs from Sydney to Newcastle, passes through town.

The Muogamarra Nature Reserve is open for six weeks a year during the spring wildflower season. An entry charge applies, and there are guided and unguided walks within this reserve. The reserve is closed to public the rest of the year. A wide variety of good aboriginal rock carvings can be seen there, along with sections of the original Old Peats Ferry Road.