MacDonald River


Paddle along the calm and quiet waters of the MacDonald River and enjoy the surrounds and sounds of the MacDonald Valley.

Start/Finish points

Park your car at the end of the car park of Portland Head Park and launch the kayak from the sandy beach nearby. Paddle across the Hawkesbury River veering to the left and turn right into the MacDonald River. The Macdonald River can be seen fron the sandy beach.

Getting There

From Sydney take the Old Northern Road to Wisemans Ferry and turn left into the Porland Head Park just a few hundred metres before the car ferry.

From the northern side of the Hawkesbury River take the Wisemans Ferry Rd exit off the F3 and follow the signs to Wisemans Ferry.


Choose your own distance to paddle as you can just turn around at any time and head back to the starting point.  The river eventually becomes narrow and too shallow to continue.


Yengo National Park

Phone: 02 6574 5555

Fax: 02 6574 5274

Address: 2156 Putty Road, Bulga NSW 2330

Nearest Towns

Wisemans Ferry, St Albans

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