Oxley Boatshed . arrive by boat . Hawkesbury River

Holiday house in Bar Point

8 reviews (4.8)

This stunning boatshed has been fully restored with warmth, character & style in abundance. The open-plan living area is complimented with massive barn doors that slide open right at the waters edge.

A$425.00 - A$675.00
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
Book from A$425.00 per day Low commission
2 bedrooms 1 bathroom Max. 4 guests (2 included) Min. 2 nights

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This stunning boatshed has been fully restored with warmth, character & style in abundance. The open-plan living area is complimented with massive barn doors that slide open right at the waters edge. Timber floors and rough-hewn beams recall its boatshed origins, whilst the free standing sandstone fireplace and cosy day beds, invite you to recline in luxurious comfort. 

Outside, the wrap around timber deck with both deck chairs & dining table, extends right to the waters edge....the perfect place to watch the tide , the moon & the sun rise.


• simply relax , fish,  read ( there are no walking tracks in this area)

• take a boat trip to lunch..see below

• launch the 2 single kayaks & explore the nearby river beaches, Bar Island, Gentlemans Halt & Spencer.

• swim  at high tide


• 2 queen beds,  iron & hair dryer

• ground coffee &  tea, sugar , coffee plunger

• sea salt , pepper grinder, olive oil, balsamic vinegar

• glad wrap, foil, paper towel, serviettes, fabric napkins etc

• well equipped kitchen with gas BBQ, electric stove, oven, microwave &  dishwasher

• TV, Foxtel,  DVD, Video & CD player ( all TV stations )

• fishing rods, two  single canoes w/ life jackets

• private jetty  with ladder & stair access

• board games, books & magazines


• favourite CDs, DVDs, reading material

• hooks, bait, sinkers for fishing
• toiletries, personal belongings including swimming costume & footwear for kayaking

• personal repellant , sunscreen, sunhat, sunglasses

• food & beverage, there are no shops


Just a reminder that ‘OXLEY BOATSHED’ is boat access only. There are absolutely no roads to the property, which does make getting there part of the adventure!

From SYDNEY  travel north along the Pacific Highway # 1  & F3 FREEWAY, crossing the Hawkesbury River & immediately take the Brooklyn exit. Come back over the river a second time, on the PACIFIC HIGHWAY #83 & turn directly left in to KANGAROO POINT for your scheduled transfer ....or secod left Brooklyn Rd for Hire Boat Pick Up  Allow an hour by car from Sydney, and in peak periods add  30 minutes....& always plan to 30 mins early..the boat waits for no one!

WATER TAXI - TINNY PACKAGE  approx $320 for 2 or 3 nights; additional nights approx $100;  includes water taxi transfers from Kangaroo Point Wharf, Brooklyn; available 7 days; water taxi travel can be after sunset also;  Hire Boat waiting at Oxley Wharf; easy to drive, no experience required, we provide exploring suggestions...call 0422 300 100 for quote & to book

HIRE BOAT FROM BROOKLYN CENTRAL approx $270 for 2 nights; additional nights approx $50; boat travel is approx 30 mins to Oxley; easy to drive; no experience required; we provide directions & exploring suggestions; must travel in daylight ....call 0414 969 844 for quote & to book

WATER TAXI approx $100 per trip from Kangaroo Point Wharf, Brooklyn; available 7 days , also after sunset...call 0422 300 100 for quote & to book

OWN BOAT  up to 20' suitable. ..only by prior arrangement & if familiar with a running line ( there is no pontoon ) We recommend the Mooney Mooney Public Ramp which is an excellent ramp or a smaller private ramp at Dolphin Marina, 1 Brooklyn Rd for launching trailer boats. A small fee applies. Call on  02 9985 7307. Some guests enjoy the longer & very scenic boat journey from Apple Tree Bay or Akuna Bay


Peats Bite  weekends only, advance bookings essential,  02 9985 9040 - closed July/Aug.  A great place for a long relaxed lunch,  in one of the most beautiful & unique locations on the river. $135.00pp ( licensed ) You will need to advance book in your boat transfers,direct with the restaurant at the time of booking your table.  . You can also travel there by hireboat or own boat

Spencer Village Store & Cafe serving legendary breakfasts, brunch, burgers & light lunch. Tables out on pier by the water.  Truly the 'Hub of the Universe'. Also supplying a range basic supplies. Enjoy  bubbles or beer at  Bottle Shop prices. Kitchen closes around 2.30pm Phone 4377 1123. About 10km upriver by boat.Closed Tuesdays



Oxley Boatshed is fully self contained & booked exclusively

Before you arrive, the house is opened, ready for you to simply kick back & relax

Children  not suited

Pets  not suited 


  • Stereo
  • Linen supplied
  • DVD
  • BBQ
  • Cooking facilities
  • Fireplace
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Microwave
  • In-house Movies/Videos


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Terms & conditions

Cancellation Policy:

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • The booking service fee is non-refundable.




"Great spot ..great rustic house" We loved our stay .,very relaxing .. good fishing from the jetty and the boat .... quiet and peaceful .... bush turkeys ... lizards ... dragons ..... ducks .... swimming from the front door .... Really nice way to spend a week!



"tranquil and full of character" Oxley Boatshed An easy drive out of Sydney, convenient travel time if you are just away for an extended weekend - mind you you'll want to stay the week weather permitting! Tranquil location on the stunning Hawksbery river (an old favourite). Charming property with an abundance of character. Environmentally minded, homely, comfortable, views views view +++, well equiped kitchen. Easy organising a self drive tinny, felt comfortable leaving car in Brooklyn, locals very welcoming and helpful. So nice just to switch off, forget the time and sink into the couch for fire place gazing, or sun lounging on the jetty (gets morning sun in the winter). Loved waking to bird song, kayaking and photographing mist rising off the river. A few tricks needed to wrangle the fire place to not smoke yourself out, and again an older property that requires one to tread carefully re. water use, and not overloading appliances in the kitchen. We'll be back!



"Rustic Beauty" We loved our stay at Oxley boat shed, the boat shed is rustic, filled with beautiful furnishings. The open plan living area, with the grand sandstone fireplace in the center of the room is dramatic, not to mention the stain glass windows that surround you. All original boatshed floorboards which just adds to the charm. You can literally open every wall of the shed to the outside surroundings. Great area to swim with a sandy beach at high and low tide. Surprisingly no mosquitoes! They generally love me, but just the coils did the trick! It’s tank water as all property’s are on the river, I suggest bring your own drinking water. True rustic accommodation meets luxury riverside living. Loved it.

- Newcastle ,


Wow! What an incredible property. This was the most idyllic family holiday filled with fishing, card games, grazing platters and board games. The setting is so picturesque and the property is just so perfectly unique and has huge living areas. We loved being right on the edge of the stunning Hawkesbury River. Take plenty of fire wood.



The place was absolutely brilliant. We loved the whole style of the boatshed and were very happy with the location. We were glad to be surrounded by trees and to have our own jetty from which to swim. Enjoyed kayaking and going out in the tinny, breakfasting on the deck, feeding the ducks and watching the river life. An amazing experience!

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