Palm Beach / Pittwater /Hawkesbury River

Palm Beach is situated approximately 40km from Sydney CBD and is Sydney’s most northerly beach positioned on the Pacific Ocean foreshores; it has the magnificent waterways of Pittwater nestled behind, which is an inlet of Broken Bay. Barrenjoey Headland and lighthouse strongly dominates the end of the Northern Peninsula with its stunning views of West Head and Ku ring Gai Chase National Parks. Palm Beach is famous for numerous things, mainly being the location for the popular TV series “Home and Away”. It houses some of Sydney’s most exclusive and prestigious real estate owned by well-known movie stars, writers and prominent Australian identities.

Palm Beach is 3km long with a superb surfing beach; it also has a delightful 50 metre ocean swimming pool where you will find many recognized locals having their morning swim. Palm Beach is an exclusive suburb saturated in an abundance of natural beauty; it is well worth a day trip to experience this tranquil peaceful and casual beachside village, or a better option is to have a weekend away.


Palm Beach is uncomplicated to get to by Public Transport ( Public Transport Trip Planner), just hop on the L90 from Wynyard Station; you could also get off and discover some other interesting suburbs such as Newport and Avalon Beach whilst waiting for the next bus. It takes approx 60 – 80 minutes depending on traffic as various parts of the road turns and winds around some rather spectacular scenery. Another alternative is to catch a Seaplane from Rose Bay it takes about 12 – 15 minutes, but this can be expensive.


  Where to Stay :


What to Do:


  • Visit the Bible Garden in Mitchell Road. The view is fantastic  as you can see above
  • Take a walk up to Barrenjoey Lighthouse – a steep walk but well worth the effort to see the views. Tours are Adults $3.00 and $2.00 for children every Sunday

  • Barrenjoey Boating Services: Hire a boat and discover the beauty of Pittwater        
  • Atlantis Divers: Try a little scuba diving.
  • Palm Beach Ferries: Operate from Palm Beach Wharf. Catch a ferry to Ettalong.
  • Palm Beach and Hawkesbury River Cruises -  From Palm Beach wharf: Ferry to Patonga, daily scenic cruise up the Hawkesbury River, and twilight cruises on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays during school holidays.
  • Palm Beach Surf School: Ocean Road  
  • Pittwater Twilight Tour: Departs from Palm Beach Wharf at 5.30pm returning 7.30pm

Where to Eat:

  • Dunes - Number - 1193 Barrenjoey Road, Palm Beach
  • Beach Road Restaurant. Beach Rd opposite the Golf Course
  • Barrenjoey House – Opposite Palm Beach Wharf – 1108 Barrenjoey Road Palm Beach
  • Barrenjoey Boat Hire – a little café overlooking Pittwater.
  • Palm Beach RSL - Bistro 1087 Barrenjoey Road Palm Beach
  • Jonahs – For the views and fine dining experience.
  • Clareville Kiosk - 27 Delecta Ave, Clareville
  • The Boat House in Governor Philip Park


Other Websites of interest:     

Palm Beach from the Bible Garden


 Seaplane base, The boathouse and Golf Course