Over the last decade or so Avalon has become the favoured "sea-change" destination for Sydney-siders looking to adopt the surfer lifestyle. As a result, the board-riding community here is large and enthusiastic but...
Family fun in Sydney's North
Enjoy a family day out at Luna Park or explore the award-winning Taronga Zoo to meet native and exotic wildlife amidst stunning harbour views. Or catch the ferry to Manly, where you can marvel at the underwater world of SEA LIFE Sanctuary before walking to Manly Beach, where you can enjoy great surf year-round.
About Sydney North
North of Sydney Harbour you will find an area known for beautiful beaches, gorgeous bushwalks and a host of family activities.
For exhilarating rides, sideshow games and spectacular Sydney Harbour views, the beautifully restored 1930s fairground of Luna Park is a great attraction for the whole family. Neighbouring Mosman is meanwhile home to Taronga Zoo, one of Sydney's most famous attractions, which houses more than 4,000 animals. Enjoy nearby Military Road for its boutiques and bustling cafe lifestyle, and take a relaxing beachside walk at Balmoral Beach.
Further north, you’ll find the famous Manly Beach and Palm Beach, bookending a beautiful stretch of coastline known as the Northern Beaches, including Dee Why, Curl Curl and Narrabeen. This area offers great surf beaches, cliff-top walks, and alfresco dining options.
Catch the ferry to Manly and enjoy the Manly Sea Life Sanctuary. Hire a bike or take in the scenery while you walk the Manly to Spit Bridge Scenic Walkway. Or head north to the natural estuary of Pittwater for walks, camping and water sports.
Further north-west is the beautiful Hawkesbury River, which you can explore by boat or stay overnight in a cosy riverside boathouse. The Hawkesbury River meets the sea at Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, a place of great natural beauty and history in the Hornsby and Ku-ring-gai area.