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Palm Beach and Pittwater

is a beautiful open waterway that flows north from a number of small creeks and estuaries to meet the mouth of the Hawkesbury River at Broken Bay.

It was first surveyed by the crew from HMS Sirius in 1788 and named after William Pitt the Younger, then Prime Minister of England.
Today, Pittwater is popular for many forms of water recreation including, sailing, fishing, kayaking, and power-boating.
Explore the pubs, boating clubs, marinas, sheltered beaches and picnic areas around Palm Beach, Avalon, Newport, and Church Point.

PITTWATER FERRY CRUISES run daily from Palm Beach Wharf to the Hawkesbury River, Pittwater and Brisbane Waters.
Catch the Church Point Ferry and see the beautiful Scotland Island and magnificent Western Foreshore. The ferries depart from Church Point hourly on the half-hour.
Take the Church Point ferry which departs hourly to Pittwater’s SCOTLAND ISLAND and the Western Foreshore. If you are on a boat explore around West Head into the amazingly beautiful bays of Cowan Waters. Call into Royal Motor or Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Clubs at NEWPORT.

From Mona Vale follow Pittwater’s foreshore through Bayview and Church Point to McCarr’s Creek Road. Don’t miss the great children’s playground at Winji Jimmi Reserve at Bayview.


There are spectacular views from WEST HEAD LOOKOUT in KU-RING-GAI CHASE NATIONAL PARK. The wheelchair-accessible Discovery trail at the Kalkari Discovery Centre offers stunning views and the chance to see native wildlife. The park’s scenic beauty is combined with a rich Aboriginal heritage and a strong sense of history. Enjoy walks, swimming, boating, and picnics.

The WILDFLOWER GARDEN on Mona Vale Road St Ives is a family-friendly urban bushland area with picnic areas. Ph 02 9424 0351

DAVIDSON PARK under Roseville Bridge is a great place to picnic, canoe or launch a boat. It is part of Garigal National Park in the valley of Middle Harbour which includes the secluded boating haven of Bantry Bay.

Ku-ring-gai Council
Northern Beaches Council
Warringah Council
National Parks For information about Ku-ring-gai Chase and Garigal National Parks Ph 1300 361 967


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