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MILSON

ISLAND.

ESCAPE TO AN ISLAND DREAM.

With your adventure beginning as you board the private ferry for a picturesque ride to the centre, Milson Island is your next amazing getaway location to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life.

Shrouded by the serene bliss of the Hawkesbury River, natural untouched bush and an array of top facilities, Milson Island is the perfect place for you to get off the grid. The island is perfect to build class cohesion or reward good behaviour with a traditional and enriching camp experience.

Part of Milson Island’s magic is its rich 100+ year history, serving previously as a river trading post, veteran rehabilitation centre and jail.

Milson Island is secluded and stunning, with sweeping views of the Hawkesbury River at every turn. Green, manicured lawns, towering palms and landscaped gardens burst with colour while native flora and a rich birdlife add to the island’s overall beauty. A pool, playground and fun activities and games make it ideal for students and their teachers to have a blast!

*ACTIVITIES

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*Please note: Some activities may not be available at the time of your booking due to COVID-19 Public Health Order restrictions or COVID Safety Plan practices. Please contact 13 13 02 for more information.

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  • Abseiling

  • Challenge ropes

  • Flying fox

  • Giant swing

  • Leap of faith

  • Vertical challenge

Aquatic

  • Canoeing

  • Kayaking

  • Pool games

  • Raft building

  • Slip and slide

Nature-based

  • Bivouac

  • Cookout/damper

  • Environmental education

  • Orienteering

Interpersonal and movement

  • Amazing race

  • BMX bike riding

  • Low ropes

 

Recreation

  • Archery

  • Boomerang throwing

  • Bushcraft

  • Fishing

  • Scavenger hunt

  • Traditional Indigenous games

FACILITIES

  • 25-metre swimming pool​

  • Floodlit tennis courts​

  • Basketball court​

  • BBQ area​

  • Private wharf​

  • Campfire circle​

  • Dining hall with deck​

  • Multi-purpose hall ​

  • Giant game boards​

  • Playing fields​

  • Picnic Area​

  • Conference centre with deck

ACCOMODATION AND MEALS

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Milson Island offers high quality, clean accommodation that is fully catered for numbers of up to 170 people including schools, or community and sporting groups. We also have the option of self-contained holiday units for sporting teams, families and corporate or community groups. Milson Island has a capacity of 30 people in our self-contained accommodation.

Schools catered accommodation

Milson Island Sport and Recreation Centre has catered accommodation for up to 170 people. Our dormitory-style lodge accommodation normally sleeps four people per room with shared ensuite bathrooms and separate ensuite rooms with complimentary linen for teachers. There is a common dining hall for meals.

 

Catered programs are available for groups and include accommodation and three meals per day.

Our meals

The dining hall is the beating heart of our centre. The scene of healthy and nutritious daily meals, rowdy chatter and satisfied faces. We know your students will love our meals, but so will their parents. Our highly skilled catering team are trained to design and prepare meals for a range of dietary requirements including allergies and special diets. All meals are expertly planned and delivered to the highest standards. Students are encouraged to try new foods as part of the camp experience with the understanding there will be some fussy eaters. Our camp experts work with you to meet these needs.

 

To contribute a positive camp community, students may be involved in helping with kitchen duties such as serving food, washing up and ensuring the dining area is clean at the end of meals.

 

Teachers will love our food too, with specially prepared meal options. Teachers can take a break to eat while our program staff manage students during meal times.

“I love camp because there's a lot of nice people here, the food is good and the activities are all fun. My favourite activity is the challenge ropes. I didn’t know what to what to expect coming here, but I’ve made new friends and I’d come back every year.”

– Caleb, Year 6 student

LOCATION AND TRANSPORT

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Hawkesbury River, accessible by water only

Milson Island Sport and Recreation centre is located in the Hawkesbury River, a short boat ride away from ferry pick-up points at Kangaroo Point if you are coming by bus or Brooklyn if you are travelling by train. It is only accessible by water by chartered ferry.

There is parking available at Brooklyn public wharf.

All of our packages include ferry transport to and from the centre. Our team will work with you to organise your transport during the booking process.

PRICING AND SEASONS

Please contact us on 13 13 02 or at bookings@sport.nsw.gov.au for our camp package pricing and seasons.

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