An attempt to visit every suburb in Sydney.

In today's instalment of Sydney by Technicality , we're eating ice cream with Biggie, because this is...

Notorious: Brooklyn (Sydney by Technicality VI)

In today's instalment of Sydney by Technicality, we're eating ice cream with Biggie, because this is...


First, a disclaimer. Brooklyn is big, it's got bushland, campsites, a town and I'm sure lots more. Since I was only passing through, on my way to the fabulous Dangar Island, this post will only offer a brief taster of the town/suburb, rather than an in depth guide.

Sitting on the Hawkesbury River, Brooklyn is accessible by a one hour train ride from Central, to the appropriately named Hawkesbury River station.

This is a gorgeous part of Sydney (by technicality), and we got to enjoy its beauty from the moment we got off the train, with the station straddling the river.

Once my companion and I departed the station, we passed the Farts Centre (that's some solid vandalism lads)

and made our way to the nearby ferry to Dangar Island, my previous post.

Once we returned from our island adventure, we were at leisure to briefly explore the town.

One of the main spots a Brooklyn visitor may end up at is the marina.

Here, there are many provisions, including a place to eat seafood, a Bottle-O,

and, somewhere to get general provisions. For us, general provisions meant a lemonade ice block and a paddle pop that someone had stepped on.

If you continue along through the marina's car park, you end up back on the riverbank, where there are some lovely views of the surrounding area on an interesting looking beach. Props go to whoever docked their digger in the river.

This forms the start of McKell Park.

One cool thing in McKell Park is this great little piece going over the apparently rich history of the area. Each pillar tells a little story of something that went down around here. For instance, it turns out that the Aussie Constitution was drafted on the Hawkesbury. Cool.

Slightly further up into the park is an area of the river for swimming.

There are a few paths from here.

The sign promises more park up these stairs,

and there is also a pathway which curves around to reach a spot called "Flat Road Point".

I didn't make the walk to see the flat rock, so please accept this smooth rock as consolation.
I like that boulder, that is a nice boulder.

Having ogled our fair share of the spectacular view, we backtracked to the station to head home.

Brooklyn: And if you don't know, now you know.