PITTWATER

“The finest piece of water I ever saw,” said, Governor Arthur Phillip.

He was right. Pittwater is an amazing place.

Pittwater was named by Governor Phillip in 1788 in honour of William Pitt the Younger, then Prime Minister of England. Phillip’s description of Pittwater would suggest that he may have chosen it as the site for the colony of NSW, ahead of Sydney Cove, had he explored it before Port Jackson.
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Pittwater is a boat lovers paradise. It is the south of Broken Bay and Lion Island and is a tidal estuary that separates greater Sydney from the Central Coast and is often considered to be a bay or harbor. A little way around West Head The Hawkesbury Nepean River runs into Broken Bay having started its journey in Western Sydney.

The Northern Beaches suburbs on the shores of Pittwater are Church Point, Bayview, Newport, Avalon, Whale Beach, and Palm Beach. On the opposite shore is Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park.
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TO SEE

VISIT BARRENJOEY LIGHTHOUSE
Barrenjoey headland at the northernmost point rises quite sharply from the beach to over 100 metres above sea level, and features an operational lighthouse.

TO MARKET, TO MARKET

Check out the Palm Beach Market with a wide choice of products, high-quality homewares, fashion, and jewellery. Fresh potato bread, homemade cakes or artisan olive oil, Have lunch and munch on a Vietnamese Pho soup and there is always a great coffee too.

PALM BEACH MARKET
4th Sunday of the month. 9am to 5pm
Governor Phillip Park Palm Beach
Ph 0452 446 556
Email info@thebeachesmarket.com
thebeachesmarket.com/market-palm-beach

TO DO

TAKE FERRY TRIP

Take a scenic ferry ride from Palm Beach Wharf said to be the most picturesque in the world.
One service heads north to Wagstaff and Ettalong Beach on the lower Central Coast peninsula.
Others head west and south and Bennett Wharf and Bonnie Doon, The Basin, Currawong Beach, and Mackerel Beach on the eastern shores of Pittwater on the edge of Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park. Tracks from these stops lead up the hills into the Park and provide access to numerous Aboriginal rock engraving sites.

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EXPLORE KU-RING-GAI CHASE NATIONAL PARK
The 14,977-hectare park is 25 km north of the Sydney CBD and is east of the Sydney-Newcastle Expressway, south of the Hawkesbury River, west of Pittwater and north of Mona Vale Road and includes Barrenjoey Headland on the eastern side of Pittwater north of Palm Beach.

Ku-ring-gai Chase is famous for its scenic setting on the Hawkesbury River and Pittwater, with significant plant and animal communities, Aboriginal sites and European historic places. Picnic, boating, and fishing facilities are throughout the park and there are many walking tracks to explore.
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CRUISE ON A YACHT

TAYLOR MADE ESCAPES
Palm Beach Wharf 1151 Barrenjoey Road Palm Beach NSW 2108
Ph 0418 424 546
Email hello@taylormadeescapes.com.au
www.taylormadeescapes.com.au
Escape on board your own private Beneteau Yacht. Our yachts take from 2 to 8 guests for 2 hours to a full day. A fully-qualified host skippers the boat, ensuring
there’s nothing for you to do except enjoy your experience. Go swimming, fishing, wine & dine, motor or sail to the beautiful bays and beaches of scenic Pittwater,
some of the most picturesque landscapes in New South Wales. A personalised cruise with Taylor Made Escapes is the perfect family getaway, special occasion experience or the most romantic setting for a proposal!

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PADDLE A KAYAK

PITTWATER KAYAK TOURS
40 Iluka Road Iluka Park Palm Beach NSW 2108
Ph 0412 057 176
Email greg@pittwaterkayaktours.com.au
www.pittwaterkayaktours.com.au


TAKE A WILDLIFE NATURE TOUR

ECOTREASURES TOURS
The Basin Campground Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
Ph 0415 121 648
Email info@ecotreasures.com.au
www.ecotreasures.com.au


Towlers Bay – Photo © Alex Proimos

TO EAT

THE BOATHOUSE PALM BEACH CAFE
Governor Phillip Park Palm Beach NSW 2108
Ph 02 9974 5440
Email info@theboathousegroup.com.au
www.theboathousepb.com.au

BARRENJOEY HOUSE PALM BEACH BAR & RESTAURANT
1108 Barrenjoey Road Palm Beach NSW 2108
Ph 02 9974 4001
Email reservations@barrenjoeyhouse.com.au
www.barrenjoeyhouse.com.au

JONAH’S RESTAURANT
69 Bynya Road Whale Beach NSW 2107
Ph 02 9974 5599
Email enquiries@jonahs.com.au
www.jonahs.com.au


Photo © Holger Link

TO STAY

BARRENJOEY HOUSE PALM BEACH GUESTHOUSE
1108 Barrenjoey Road Palm Beach NSW 2108
Ph 02 9974 4001
Email reservations@barrenjoeyhouse.com.au
www.barrenjoeyhouse.com.au

JONAH’S BOUTIQUE HOTEL
69 Bynya Road Whale Beach NSW 2107
Ph 02 9974 5599
Email enquiries@jonahs.com.au
www.jonahs.com.au

PITTWATER BEACH HOUSE
Barrenjoey Road Palm Beach NSW 2108
Ph 1300 589 426
Email book@luxico.com.au
luxico.com.au/rentals/allrentals/pittwater.html

ILUKA SERVICED APARTMENTS
39 Iluka Road Palm Beach NSW 2108
Ph 02 9974 2108
Email relax@beach-stays.com.au
www.beach-stays.com.au

BEACH STAYS
39 Iluka Road Palm Beach NSW 2108
Ph 02 9974 2108
EMAIL relax@beach-stays.com.au
www.beach-stays.com.au

TAYLOR MADE ESCAPES YACHT ACCOMMODATION
Palm Beach Wharf 1151 Barrenjoey Road Palm Beach NSW 2108
Ph 0418 424 546
Email hello@taylormadeescapes.com.au
www.taylormadeescapes.com.au
Spend a night on a yacht, indulge yourself and your special someone by spending a night on your own private Beneteau Yacht moored at Palm Beach Sydney. Our yachts are equipped with a fully equipped galley kitchen, saloon dining area, bathroom, linen & a large shaded cockpit for outdoor dining and relaxing. There is a dinghy for your convenience to enable you to row to shore if you wish. A tender service takes you to the yacht and will pick you up the next morning.

METRO MIRAGE HOTEL NEWPORT
2 Queens Parade West Newport NSW 2106
Ph 02 9997 7011
Email newport@metrohg.com
metrohotels.com.au/hotels/metro-mirage-hotel-newport

BAYVIEW B AND B
48 Jendi Ave Bayview NSW 2104
Ph 0420 751 343
Email petermul@aapt.net.au
www.bayviewbandb.net.au

PITTWATER YHA
Via Halls Wharf Morning Bay via Church Point Church Point NSW 2105
Ph 02 9999 5748
Email pittwater@yha.com.au
www.yha.com.au/hostels/nsw/sydney-surrounds/pittwater

CURRAWONG BEACH COTTAGES
Currawong Beach Cottages via Palm Beach Ferry Wharf Palm Beach NSW 2108
Ph 02 9974 4141
Email mailbox@currawong.com.au
www.northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/visit/currawong/about-currawong

LILYPAD PALM BEACH
Snapperman Lane Palm Beach NSW 2108
Ph 02 9195 6987
Email stays@lilypadpalmbeach.com
www.lilypadpalmbeach.com.au

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