fresh air, plenty of wildlife, river views, water sports, no traffic
nasty mossies can sting, not much dining options (for those w/otheir own food)
Wiseman's Ferry is a tranquil setting away from the hustle & bustle of the city!
Sunday(barring any special public holiday) is also a good day to enjoy Wiseman's Ferry without the usual crowds and traffic!
The Hawksbury River flows through it and natural beauty surrounds it- rich bushlands, wildlife and the tranquil rural setting are just the perfect ingredients for a fuss free country escape without the costs!
Today, I woke up early with a very good idea- why not take mum on a picnic with us to Wiseman's Ferry, just an hour from our home?The weather was still warm but not too warm so I prepared simple food - leftover adobo from last night, made fresh garden salad (mixed greens & tomatoes) plus a kilo of our fave Vannamei prawns which I got the other day from our local supermarket for just $10,what a bargain.There was rice of course plus bread rolls, cheese and butter for my youngest and Dave! Seedless red grapes and watermelon for dessert and we were on our way!
It proved to be a great time for us despite starting a bit shaky with the boys protesting as usual why we need to have a picnic there again!
Well, my mum is visiting for the 4th time and we haven't taken her there.
We left early - around 9 am so it was a matter of having Serena, Dave's GPS to take us there- it was a different route this time and worth the trip- the roads to the place were almost deserted early Sunday so the trip was really pleasant! Lots of scenic bushlands and enough amenities- picnic tables, toilets with running tank water and fishing spots. We were quite surprised lots of people were starting to arrive with fishing rods! We never really thought of taking our gear so next time...
So for next to almost nothing (Dave didn't even have to put in more petrol) we all had a great lunch.
The Wiseman's Ferry pub is more than just a pub..This is a really "Olde" local pub with an amazing amount of history attatched to it...although the pub has changed much over the more than 150 years ..there is still a wonderful ambience to the place..The present owners carry on its great fare and is an extremely popular pub for weekenders from all around and up from the city to share in its history..There are many rumours of ghosts present in this pub..
Favorite Dish: I carried with me on my visit to the Wiseman's Ferry pub a large hunger as it was a little later than lunchtime and I was ready to try something off the very comprehensive menu for lunch..displayed just outside the Kitchen ..I chose the fish and chips this was also served with a nice garden salad ..a selection of sauces and mayonaise... I must say that I was surprised at the size of the meal..suffice to say...this was senstational not only the size of the serving but the cost..This all washed down with a large cold beer was I must say.. exceptional l.This is a very large meal ...make sure that you are really hungry when ordering this....