“DOCNSW Five Ferries Run.” is an offroad, scenic, twisty motorcycle ride in New South Wales, Australia.
multiman
multiman
May 18, 2007
This
235km
ride visits Sackville Reach.
Scenic
Twisty
Easy
Intermediate
Rural
Low traffic
Poor visibility
Poor surface
Good surface
  • Berowra Mobil

  • Meeting Point Berowra Mobil 8.30 am for a 9 am departure. Fuel/food/toilets available. Fill your tank here before the ride.

  • Berowra Mobil.

    at 0km
  • Turn left onto Pacific Highway.

  • Berowra.

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  • Turn left at lights onto Berowra Waters Road.

  • Continue straight through roundabout.

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  • Turn right onto Berowra Waters Road at roundabout.

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  • Turn left at roundabout and continue on Berowra Waters Road.

    at 2km
  • Turn right and continue on Berowra Waters Road.

    at 2km
  • Berowra Heights.

    at 3km
  • Start of the down hill section. Some real narrow sections with some bumps along here with a few hairpins thrown in as well. Watch for traffic coming up the hill. They tend to hog all the road.

  • Berowra Waters.

    at 6km
  • Berowra Waters Car Ferry. Cross on the ferry to continue. Car ferry no. 1.

  • Berowra Waters Marina. Food/toilets available here. Have a c...

    at 7km
  • Berowra Waters Marina. Food/toilets available here. Have a coffee and some cake and feed the scraps to the mullet that frequent the water under the cafes veranda. Continue on straight ahead on Bay Road.

  • Arcadia Park.

    at 13km
  • Swing around to the left and continue on straight ahead on Arcadia Road.

  • Turn right and stay on Arcadia Road. This corner is tight an...

    at 14km
  • Turn right and stay on Arcadia Road. This corner is tight and may have some gravel on the verges.

  • Arcadia.

    at 15km
  • Turn right onto Arcadia Road.

  • Turn left onto Arcadia Road.

    at 16km
  • Arcadia.

    at 17km
  • Cafe on right. Good stop for coffee/food.

  • Turn right onto Wylds Road.

    at 17km
  • Glenorie.

    at 19km
  • Turn right onto Old Northern Road.

  • Turn left onto Cattai Ridge Road.

    at 19km
  • Hillside.

    at 27km
  • Veer right onto Halcrows Road. Can be some gravel on intersection.

  • Cattai.

    at 34km
  • Turn right onto Wisemans Ferry Road. There might be some gravel build up on this intersection.

  • Sackville North.

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  • Turn left onto Sackville Ferry Road.

  • Sackville Ferry.

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  • Cross the Hawkesbury River on the Sackville Car Ferry. This is ferry no. 2.

  • Toilets are available on the park overlooking the river.

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  • Sackville.

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  • Stop here to regroup and have toilet break. Continuing on Sackville Road.

  • Turn right onto West Portland Road and head up the hill.

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  • Lower Portland.

    at 69km
  • Turn right to go to Lower Portland Car Ferry. This corner comes up very quickly and is easy to overshoot and go over the brigde.

  • Lower Portland Car Ferry.

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  • Cross the Hawkesbury River once again on the Lower Portland Car Ferry. This is car ferry no. 3.

  • Lower Portland.

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  • Regroup here until everbody crosses th river. Then turn left onto River Road. This road is narrow and has gravel in some corners. Watch out for traffic as they tend to hog the road towing their boats.

  • Webbs Creek Ferry.

    at 92km
  • Turn left and cross the Hawkesbury River once again on the Webbs Creek Car Ferry. This is ferry no. 4.

  • Webbs Creek.

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  • Turn right onto St Albans Road.

  • St Albans.

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  • Road used to be gravel at this point and is now tar all the way to St Albans.

  • St Albans Pub.

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  • Find a shady spot to park the bike and grab a locally brewed beer and a snack at the historic St Albans Pub. Returning to Wisemans Pub via Settlers Road which is gravel and potholes, alternativly return via Webbs Creek ferry staying on the tar.
    Turn left from the pub into Wharf Street.

  • St Albans.

    at 112km
  • Turn right onto Bulga Street. This then turns into Settlers Road.

  • Continue straight on Settlers Road.

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  • Wisemans Car Ferry.

    at 132km
  • Turn right and cross the Hawkesbury River again on the Wisemans Car Ferry. This is ferry no. 5.

  • Wisemans Ferry.

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  • After crossing the river head to Wisemans Ferry Pub for lunch and rejoin the other riders who didn't do the St Albans loop. You can grab a coffee or a snack at the kiosk in the park.

  • Wisemans Pub.

    at 133km
  • Grab some lunch and a spot in the beer garden in the Wisemans Pub.
    After lunch we will head back to the Wisemans Car Ferry to head back along the Spencer Road. Alternatively you can return via the Old Northern Road to Dural.

  • Wisemans Car Ferry.

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  • Cross the river once again on the Wisemans Car Ferry.

  • Wisemans Ferry.

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  • Turn right onto Wisemans Ferry Road and head towards Spencer.

  • Spencer.

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  • Grad a coffee or a snack at the Spencer General Store. Fuel also available here.

  • Greengrove.

    at 172km
  • This uphill section is a good bit of road on a bike. Watch for some gravel though on some corners.

  • Central Mangrove.

    at 188km
  • Turn right onto George Downes Drive.

  • Peats Ridge.

    at 190km
  • Turn right onto Peats Ridges Road.

  • Fuel up at Peats Ridge service station. Toilets/food also av...

    at 190km
  • Fuel up at Peats Ridge service station. Toilets/food also available.

  • Nice set of wide sweeping corners through here. Good blast i...

    at 198km
  • Nice set of wide sweeping corners through here. Good blast if no police around.

  • Calga Interchange.

    at 204km
  • Take the Sydney Exit. If you go left you will end up on the Sydney-Newcastle Freeway.

  • Calga.

    at 204km
  • Turn right onto the Old Pacific Highway.

  • Turn left onto the Old Pacific Highway. Watch out for a poli...

    at 205km
  • Turn left onto the Old Pacific Highway. Watch out for a police present on the Old Road as it is 60 kph for most of the way.

  • Road Warriors Cafe, Mt White.

    at 211km
  • Stop for a coffee and a snack at the Road Warriors Cafe, Mt White. Popular bike stop for riders of the Old Road. Toilets available.

  • Hawkesbury River.

    at 221km
  • Crossing the Hawkesbury River for the final time on the twin bridges.

  • Pie in the Sky.

    at 226km
  • Stop for the last time for a coffee and a blueberry tart and ice-cream at the Pie in the Sky. Toilets available.

  • Cowan.

    at 230km
  • Watch for police around the 60 kph zone through Cowan.

  • End of Run.

    at 235km
  • You have now complete the full loop of the Five Ferries Run.

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