Postcode: 2775 | Distance to Sydney CBD: 75 km
Wisemans Ferry is a town located 75 kilometres
north-west of the Sydney central business district in
the local government areas of Hornsby Shire, The Hills
Shire, City of Hawkesbury and City of Gosford. The town
is a tourist spot with picnic and barbecue facilities.
As well as a rich convict and colonial heritage in the
area, the Dharug National Park and Yengo National Park
are close by.
The town is named after Solomon Wiseman, a former convict (1778–1838), who received a land grant in the area from Governor Macquarie in 1817. Wiseman established a ferry service on the Hawkesbury River in 1827 for the transport of produce and provisions to the convicts building the Great North Road and was known to many as King of the Hawkesbury.
Wisemans Ferry Post Office opened on 1 January 1857.
Today, two ferry services cross the Hawkesbury River from the town of Wisemans Ferry. The eponymous Wisemans Ferry crosses the river to a point down-stream of its confluence with the Macdonald River, connecting with the old Great North Road. Webbs Creek Ferry crosses to a point upstream of the confluence, connecting with the St Albans Road that follows the west bank of the Macdonald River.