A must do when visiting Dangar Island is a guided historical tour by local character "Dangar" Dave Reynolds...........that happens to be me!!
I've been an island resident for 12 years and am a local history buff. I conduct regular tours on behalf of the Dangar Island Historical Society, a non-profit organisation dedicated to preserving our unique island history. Walks vary in duration between 1 and 2 hours depending on group size and fitness.
Some of the topics covered during the tours include:
* Indigenous history of the island
* Arrival of Arthur Phillip in March 1788
* Building of the first Hawkesbury River Rail Bridge
* The Dangar family history
* Island flora and fauna
* Contemporary island life
* The Dangar Tower
* The war years
* Future plans for the island
And much, much more!! You might even bump into colourful local identities like Jimmy No Shoes or witness Buster the amazing fisherdog in action!
Cost per head is $5.00 with a group minimum of 6
I am usually available weekdays and most Sundays. It is possible to just turn up and ring me but prior bookings are preferred.
Catch train on Newcastle/Central Coast line & get off at Hawkesbury River. Catch the ferry over to Dangar Island for a lovely day out at one of Sydney's best and least known hidden gems.