Pittwater Heritage Festival 1 to 16 April 2006


Pittwater Heritage Cruise Smuggling, Salt panning and Shingle splitting

Enjoy a relaxing three hours’ cruise on Pittwater and Broken Bay. Listen to local historian Jim Macken’s tales of the past in Pittwater.  Discover all about World War II constructions on West Head, and earlier local industries; smuggling, salt pans and shingles. See a variety of waterfront houses and appreciate Pittwater’s unique history.

Fish and Chips will be taken aboard at lunchtime, tea and coffee available.

Leaves from Palm Beach Wharf

Wednesday 5 April

10.30am to 1.30pm

Cost $28        Fish & Chips $8.50             

Booking essential Phone 9970 1613 or 1607


Early agriculture at the Basin

Catch the ferry from Palm Beach wharf to the Basin. Join the guided tour with local historian, Jim Macken who will show early constructions, terraces and Beechworth cottage as well as burial sites at the Basin and tell about the sailors and Sally who once lived there.

Friday 7 April

10am to 1pm

BYO picnic lunch    Easy level walking (optional short steep section)

Cost $12

Booking essential Phone 9970 1613 or 1607