Berowra Waters Marina is a privately owned marina in Sydney’s northern suburbs. With a unique location tucked deep into Berowra Creek and surrounded by Muogamarra Nature Reserve, Berowra Waters Marina is a secluded, peaceful haven. Ideally situated for easy boating access to many of Sydney’s waterways. Pittwater, Cowan Creek and the Hawkesbury are all nearby. As are Sydney’s North Shore and the Hills District.
Sydney Harbour, along with all the waterfront attractions of the city and surrounds are also easily accessible via Barrenjoey Head. To the north, the popular cruising grounds of Lake Macquarie and Port Stephens are just a few hours away
The site of the very first hire boat operation in Australia harking back to the early 1900s, Berowra Waters is surrounded by verdant National Park bushland where wallabies bound along the shores and sea eagles glide on the wing. These steep hills afford weather protection for the fetching waterfront homes along the stream and the scores of visiting and local boaters who cast the lines here all year round.
Berowra Waters Marina in Dusthole Bay is the hub and heart of the community and the centrepiece in this vast recreational playground and unspoilt waterway.
Besides better and bigger berths, the new marina development includes roadworks, breakwalls, gardens, parklands, secure undercover parking, and an upgraded commuter pontoon to service the local community.
Berowra Waters Marina is now being pitched as a more than just a marina — it’s a desirable public destination for a weekend trip. The boatless can get afloat via the local tinny hire, barbecue boat and kayak fleets. Supplies include bait, ammo (tackle) and ice, plus free Wi-Fi, a gourmet deli and bottle shop.
Atop the marina building is the Berowra Waters Penthouse that accommodates up to 10 people and works well for corporate pow-wows without many of the distractions of other locations. With Wi-Fi you can stay connected with the outside world in this otherwise sleepy settlement.
For boaters, there are actually two marinas at Berowra Waters. The marinas are on opposing sides of the stream where the car ferry crosses.
Upstream or downstream from this cable ferry is a lot of estuary water for fishing, crabbing, cruising, exploring, even camping (Twin Beaches and Marramarra Creek), plus waterskiiing and towsports near the mouth (mind the jellyfish).
Berowra Waters has less boat traffic and its own unique charm. The fishing can be excellent in the deeper holes, too.
Security in this quiet area includes an undercover parking area near the main marina on the western side, as well as gated marina fingers and berths overlooked by camera.
As a result of the recent makeover completed in 2016, the main marina on the western shore now boasts 79 berths and is available to larger vessels up to 35 metres in length.
The east marina on the Hornsby side of Berowra Creek offers berths for vessels up to 18 metres and is more of a working marina. There are 16 swing moorings here as well.
The marinas service the wider boating community — which often launches at the local ramp — via a fuel wharf with unleaded and diesel, chandlery, LPG gas exchange, mechanical workshop, shipwright, slipway and detailing.
Just an hour out of Sydney, Berowra Waters is miles from care, with easy nearby cruising to the mighty Hawkesbury River and all her glorious tributaries.
But for all this, Berowra Waters has long been regarded as a bona fide destination in its own right. The new marina enhances the experience.