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Palm Beach Tours

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Palm Beach
Aussies know this long, beautiful beach as the backdrop for the popular soap opera "Home and Away," but travelers love the quiet cove at the tip of a promontory for its white sand, calm waters, and relaxed vibe. Some of Sydney’s most exclusive real estate is nestled among the forested hillsides that surround “Palmie,” as locals call it. 

The Basics
Palm Beach’s gentle waves are ideal for body boarding, paddleboarding, and kayaking, while swimmers can take advantage of an enclosed ocean swimming pool for early morning laps. A hike up to the historic Barrenjoey Lighthouse offers spectacular views of the beach, the bay, and Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Nearly all driving tours of the Northern Beaches stop here, and the area can be seen from the air on a seaplane or helicopter flight. Guided “Home and Away” tours take fans to the real-life filming locations of the fictional Summer Bay.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Parking is available at Palm Beach, but it is relatively expensive.
  • The area near the beach offers upscale waterfront dining.
  • Public restroom facilities, showers, and changing rooms are available near the parking lot.

How to Get There
Palm Beach is located 28 miles (45 kilometers) north of Sydney’s Central Business District, at the end of Barrenjoey Road, between Pittwater and Broken Bay. There are buses that run to the area from Wynyard station and Circular Quay; the ride takes about 1.5 hours. Ferry service connects Palm Beach with the suburb of Ettalong, located on the Central Coast. 

When to Get There
Palm Beach is open all year round, but the Australian summer (December–February) is the prime season swimming and surfing. Whale-watching cruises run from May to November. 

Sydney’s Northern Beaches
Palm Beach is the northernmost of Sydney’s Northern Beaches, a 25-mile (40-kilometer) chain of beaches beloved by locals. The others include Manly, a world-class surfing destination with some of the best breaks in New South Wales, and Shelly Beach, a protected marine reserve better suited for snorkeling. Narrabeen boasts both epic surfing waves and a walking and jogging trail, and family-friendly Avalon features abundant eateries and a rock pool for swimming. 
Address: Palm Beach, Sydney, Australia
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9 Tours and Activities to Experience Palm Beach

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Manly to Palm Beach Tour

Manly to Palm Beach Tour

Explore Sydney’s Hidden Treasures on the Manly to Palm Beach Day Tour small group (max 8 persons) day tour. Your ECOTREASURES local expert guide will showcase Sydney Northern Beaches coastline in a 6 hour soft adventure eco tour. Experience Sydney’s coastal culture as you discover each coastal suburb village and beautiful beaches sheltered between breath taking sandstone cliffs and headlands. Listen to stories from your guide and learn about the local environment in a very comfortable and intimate small group setting.  You will also enjoy a beach side picnic, morning tea, and lunch while watching the waves lap on the shoreline.
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  • 6 hours
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Sydney Harbour, Northern beaches and National Park

Sydney Harbour, Northern beaches and National Park

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Take a day away from Sydney and head north: filled with beaches, historical sites, and Australian bushland. This private tour includes time to linger at Manly Beach and a stop at West Head Lookout in Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park to view aboriginal rock art. At Palm Beach we visit Barrenjoey Lighthouse and have a nutritious lunch. We then have a brief stop at Avalon and Bilgola Beaches, and catch a return ferry on Sydney Harbour from Manly. The day covers a lot of ground, with exceptional scenery.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$174.11
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 Small-Group Sydney's Northern Beaches and Ku-ring-gai National Park Tour

Small-Group Sydney's Northern Beaches and Ku-ring-gai National Park Tour

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Set out in search of Sydney’s sun, sand and surf on this full-day tour of the city’s famous Northern Beaches. Stroll the golden sands of Narrabeen; see where popular Aussie soap ‘Home & Away’ is filmed in Palm Beach; and look out along the coast from Spit Bridge and Long Reef. That’s not all: uncover Sydney’s fascinating Aboriginal heritage as you explore the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park; admire the lavish villas along Whale Beach and ride the Manly ferry back to Circular Quay.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$141.46
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Sydney City Private Tour

Sydney City Private Tour

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Maximize your time in Sydney with a private full-day tour tour tailor-made for you! Tick off iconic landmarks like Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House, stroll around vibrant districts like The Rocks and King’s Cross, and watch the surfers at Bondi Beach. Alternatively, soak up the scenery with a drive around Sydney’s Northern Beaches, cool off with a swim at Palm Beach or get off-the-beaten-track and explore the village suburbs of Balmain, Leichardt and Haberfield. Best of all, your private tour includes hotel pick-up and transport by air-conditioned vehicle.
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  • 8 hours
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$937.20
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Manly & Sydney's Northern Beaches with 'Personalised Sydney Tours'

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Manly & Sydney's Northern Beaches with 'Personalised Sydney Tours'

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Discover natural wonders near Sydney on a private full-day tour to Manly and the Northern Beaches. Your guide customizes the itinerary to your interests, with options available like the Lower North Shore, Kirribilli, Milsons Point, Luna Park, Georges Head, Balmoral, Freshwater, Curl Curl, Whale Beach, Pittwater, Palm Beach, or Ku-ring-gai National Park. You'll find sandy beaches, coastal lakes, Pacific Ocean views, and local culture as you explore.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$268.41
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$268.41
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Private Tour: Ku-ring-gai, Northern Beaches and Sydney Sightseeing

Private Tour: Ku-ring-gai, Northern Beaches and Sydney Sightseeing

Explore Sydney with a private guide who shows you the best of the city and coast. Drive to Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park and the northern beaches, and enjoy lunch at Jonah’s Restaurant, overlooking Whale Beach. See famous beaches such as Palm and Manly as you return to central Sydney, then stop at top sights such as the Sydney Opera House. Morning tea, lunch, and hotel pickup and drop-off are included on this customizable sightseeing tour.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$652.90
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$652.90
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Shore Excursion: Sydney's Northern Beaches & Ku-ring-gai National Park Tour

Shore Excursion: Sydney's Northern Beaches & Ku-ring-gai National Park Tour

Explore Sydney’s famous Northern Beaches and enjoy a day of sun, sand, and surf on this small-group sightseeing tour. Take a stroll along the golden sands of Narrabeen, visit Palm Beach where the famous Aussie soap ‘Home & Away’ is filmed, and look out along the coast from The Spit and Long Reef. Learn about Sydney’s fascinating Aboriginal heritage with a visit to Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, admire the affluent waterside properties along Whale Beach, then taking the included ferry from Manly to Circular Quay. We ensure that every passenger will always be back to their Cruise Ship well prior to their evening departure!
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Sydney's Northern Beaches & Ku-ring-gai National Park Small Tour departing Manly

Sydney's Northern Beaches & Ku-ring-gai National Park Small Tour departing Manly

Explore Sydney’s famous Northern Beaches and enjoy a day of sun, sand, and surf on this small-group sightseeing tour. Take a stroll along the golden sands of Narrabeen, visit Palm Beach where the famous Aussie soap ‘Home & Away’ is filmed, and look out along the coast from The Spit and Long Reef. Learn about Sydney’s fascinating Aboriginal heritage with a visit to Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, admire the affluent waterside properties along Whale Beach, before being dropping off at Manly Wharf or your Manly accomodation
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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5 day Kayak Adventure down Hawkesbury River

5 day Kayak Adventure down Hawkesbury River

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Take the trip of a lifetime, our trademark expedition. 5 days of paddling one of the world's great waterways. From the beautiful Berowra Valley, past the mysterious Marramarra Creek, onto the mighty Hawkesbury River, through Broken Bay, into Pittwater, and out to the Pacific Ocean. We provide all the food and equipment, all you need to bring is a sense of adventure. Cruise past the riverside settlements, and get out of the kayaks and hike through the bush to incredible lookouts. Treat yourself to some meals at the finest waterfront restaurants, or enjoy our delicious catering. Explore 4 national parks, see shipwrecks, waterfalls, historic islands, indigenous sites, and beautiful beaches. No experience required. 5 days is a nice relaxed pace, with plenty of time to explore - the trip can easily be done in less. Life is an adventure. Come and explore with us.
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  • 5 days
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$689.17
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