Set on the Hawkesbury River only minutes from Mooney Mooney, Brooklyn is a scenic spot to get your boat licence on the Far Upper North Shore of Sydney.
It's 20 minutes drive from Berowra, 30 minutes from Hornsby, and the same for Gosford on the Central Coast.
We'll make sure to watch the for winds coming off the Pacific Ocean, as they can cause some chop if out in the open - but we've found the best spots to make it an enjoyable time for everyone.
Brooklyn Meeting Room,
2 Dangar Road,
Brooklyn, NSW 2083
There is on-street parking along Brooklyn road, which has a 4-hour parking limit from 8:30AM onwards.
This is plenty of time to complete the theory portion of the course and move to the practical location at Parsley Bay.
Your ABC Instructor will meet you at the front of the Brooklyn Meeting Room.
There are bathrooms located on the inside of the building.
Local food options for lunch include:
The Anglers Rest Hotel Restaurant for a broad range of options across the road.
Fitzie's Fish & Chips around the corner for seafood or chicken.
Once you've finished the theory and have eaten lunch, we move to the Parsley Bay Boat Ramp, which is an 8 minute walk or 2 minute drive.
Parsley Bay Boat Ramp,
McKell Park, George St,
Brooklyn, NSW 2083
Parking your car at this location is free.
Don't park in the car park beside the boat ramp as it is restricted for trailers, and you'll get a large fine from Hornsby Council!
There are signs along George St marking where cars without trailers can park.
We'll meet you at one of the two wharves in Parsley Bay, where we'll bring our colourful ABC-branded boats around to pick you up.
There aren't any options to purchase food at this location.
Public bathrooms are available in a brick building with solar panels on top, and are a level 2-minute walk from the boat ramp.
Australian Boating College Sydney cannot provide transport between practical and theory venues for students under 18.
You must organise this transfer prior to course attendance.
A Parent or Legal Guardian is required to be present with a student under 18 in some parts of this course venue.
Students under 18 are able to attend the practical boating experience without a Parent or Legal Guardian present onboard.
As per RMS guidelines we require a Parent or Legal Guardian to sign consent for a student aged 12-16 to attend our course.
This involves sighting ID for Parent/Legal Guardian and also ID for the student.