Banksia Ferry Charters

Enjoy the exclusivity, old-world charm and heritage style of the Banksia (1952). Specialising in lazy and indulgent cruises aboard this magnificent example of working history, you can cruise in style enjoying old world charm forgotten in today’s lifestyle but enjoyed with relish in days gone by. The Banksia has provided over 60 years of service and is still eager to please!

After a working life servicing Cockatoo Island to a relaxed and quiet semi retirement cruising the Hawkesbury and surrounds, the Banksia now enjoys the serenity of this handsome waterway.

The Banksia has been ferrying passengers since 1952. Originally christened Biloela she was a work boat for Cockatoo Island bringing workers to and from the island and she still oozes the charm of a working boat.

Over the decades she carried many workers to and from the island, and today she is still operating with all the charm of that bygone era. Built and maintained by the workers that used her, Banksia is recognised wherever she goes.

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We have been a little bit quiet for the last few weeks, here is why, we have just completed some maintenance and upgrades on the Ferry MV Banksia, our standby / charter ferry. This years works includ...

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Sharlene Leroy-Dyer, Trevor Gray and 7 others like this

Kevin BatchelorGreat work and conversion by a very talented team of craftsmen on a beautiful boat.. I hope that ferry passengers just realise how much is put into restoration and maintaining the MV Banksia as the prettiest ferry on the Hawkesbury River...and beyond. Congratulations Richard Stockley and your shipwrights. Awesome job.

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Troy BottingWork carried out by Andrew & Troy Botting Traditional Shipwrights

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Banksia Ferry Charters added 6 new photos β€” at Broken Bay Sport And Recreation Centre.

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Just love seeing someone putting in the hard yards to look after another lovely old girl, well done David Hannan
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Thanks for letting me join the group. This is 106 yo Benno. Built by Bennington at Brooklyn for the Brooklyn to Dangar service. Retired from service in 1921!

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I was totally impressed with the quality of the upkeep on Banksia on a walking group transfer to Little Wobby.

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Kerry ReubenWow I love that photo 🍸😍

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Banksia Ferry Charters added 4 new photos.

Banksia on the Dangar run, beautiful evening
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Banksia Ferry ChartersAy.... Rick tan enamorado de sus ferrys, no te pierdes ni una oportunidad.πŸ‘Œ

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