This beautiful coastline curves from Manly to Palm Beach, a popular destination for fans of TV soap Home and Away. You’ll discover some of Australia’s best surf in the Northern Beaches, charming places to eat and outdoor adventure, including swimming, sailing, kayaking, fishing and camping.
You can even learn to surf at Manly Beach, where the first world surfing contest was held in 1964. As well as the gorgeous white sandy beaches and ocean pools, the pristine waterways of Narrabeen Lagoon and Pittwater, which is adjacent Kur-ring-gai Chase National Park, are ideal for water sports.
The Newport is a beautifully renovated historic pub on Pittwater’s foreshore. For stunning aerial views of Sydney Harbour and the Northern Beaches, fly from Rose Bay with Sydney Seaplanes or Sydney by Seaplane to Pittwater and dine at the acclaimed Jonah’s at Whale Beach, near Palm Beach.
Other things to do and see include clifftop walks for whale watching. There are fun tours too, such as Flamin’ Galah’s Home and Away adventure and EcoTreasures’ wildlife discovery. The vibrant events calendar of markets, sports and festivals includes Avalon Market Day and Narrabeen Lakes Festival.