Who We Are


Riverfront Real Estate specialises in the Sale and Leasing of waterfront properties and land along the Hawkesbury River and Berowra Waters. Many of these unique river settlements have no road access and can only be reached by boat, ensuring your privacy and seclusion. Without suburban pollution or traffic, this majestic river is spectacularly beautiful. Remarkably, the price of waterfront property along the Lower Hawkesbury River remains very attractive.

Enjoy the unique lifestyle of a waterfront home. With a boat at your front door and over 4,000 square kilometres of shoreline and 200 navigable kilometres of water to explore in one of the world’s most scenic, natural waterways – it’s the ideal locale for a fabulous holiday home or sea change.

As River Residents ourselves, we know the area better than most and will be only too happy to show you around this beautiful area that we proudly call home. So don’t delay – make yourself at home with Riverfront Real Estate. 


CAELIA COLLINS – Director & Licensed Agent

After dabbling in Commercial Leasing (North Sydney) & Construction Operations  (Silverwater), Caelia switched to Residential Sales (Balmain) in 2009. Now specialising in Sales along the Lower Hawkesbury River, Caelia holds a Bachelor of Arts (International Aid & Development, and, Sustainable Develpoment) and a Diploma in Real Estate Agency Management. 

Caelia has a natural abundance of energy and genuine warmth, which allows her to consistently deliver a personal, attentive and refreshing level of service. Living at a water access only property herself, she knows the river and its settlements exceptionally well, and is delighted to be continuing her love of Real Estate here in her own backyard. If you are contemplating life on the river – get in touch today and she’ll be only too happy to guide you around.

Fun fact: Caelia has illegally crossed the Brazil/Argentina border twice… once accidentally, the other with help from authorities.

STEPHANIE ANGIER – Executive Assistant

More details coming soon! 

Fun fact: Coming soon!

NATALIE HUGHES – Property Manager

Natalie loved the Lower Hawkesbury River area as soon as she laid eyes on it. Since 2019 she has officially been a resident of Dangar Island and has gotten to know all the wonderful people here. Natalie has a strong background in strata management and has since expanded her skillset into property management with us. She has a great relationship with our landlords and tenants and we are so proud to have her on our team!

Fun fact: Natalie has a secret obsession with figure skating!


Rebecca is relatively new to the industry however, she is learning all about the world of property fast! Originally from the UK, Rebecca and her husband moved to the beautiful river suburb of Bar Point just a year ago and instantly fell in love with the river life and locals. Within the office, Rebecca is focusing her time on managing properties and getting to know the amazing clients that make up this wonderful community.

Fun fact: Rebecca can’t ski unless she’s had an alcoholic hot chocolate beforehand!

BEN PIGNEGUY – Sales Associate

The incredibly tolerant and supportive husband of our Director (Caelia), Ben is a qualified agent and when not too busy with his own business (The Riverboat Postman) he moonlights at Riverfront as the company ‘volunteer’. Ever willing to chip in to support our team and clients as needed. Ben has lived on the river since 1978, (which makes him a bonafide ‘local’) and with a world class ability to retain information and history, he a human encyclopedia of all things river. His love of this river flows through his veins, and he is particularly passionate about the area’s Indigenous origins.

Fun fact: Ben loves to play guitar and is a proud ‘parrot head’ (and those of you who are also Jimmy Buffet fans will know what that means!)

CHANTAL HERLIHY – Sales Associate

Chantal fell in love with the Hawkesbury as a sailor and moved to her own home in Berowra Waters in 2010.   With her engaging and active personality she was immediately accepted and participated in  the extensive community events and committees.  She now has the role of President of the Social Events Committee.   She is a qualified tour guide and provides boat tours of the Hawkesbury.  Being a native French speaker she provides French experience in schools.

Chantal will demonstrate to you why you should move to the river through her passion for community, its beauty, its nature, its white and aboriginal history.  After you buy, she will ensure that your move is successful and your engagement in community is assisted.  She might even provide a free tour.

Fun fact: Chantal has three passports from three different countries(and they are all legitimate)

MARTINA JANCO – Property Manager

Although new to real estate Martina has had lots of sales and customer service experience across several industries. Originally form Slovakia she has moved to the area over 2 years ago with her family and has been enjoying living on the river since. In the office she will be part of the Property Management department and is looking forward to meeting our landlord and tenants.

Fun fact: Martina speaks four languages fluently and wanted to become a linguist!

JOHN (Hawkeye) HAWKES – Boat Captain

Hawkeye has lived and worked on the river for more years than he can count! He is a qualified coxswain and steps into assist us with boat logistics. He is a keen fly fisherman and was the caretaker of the old Outward bound Camp/ Camp Knox at Fishermans Point for decades. He knows the river intimately and will be overjoyed to share his river tales with you when you meet him!

Fun fact: Hawkeye’s favourite pass time is fly fishing from his canoe!