Including The Quays at Church Point, Akuna Bay and Bobbin Head, Pittwater is perhaps one of Sydney's most diverse waterways. Just under an hour’s drive north of the city, you'll be immersed in the beautiful large river valley of Pittwater and the Ku-Ring-Gai National Park.
With an abundance of bays, beaches and inlets scattered across nearly 19 square kilometres, this is the perfect location for those in need of serenity and seclusion with a touch of adventure. With beautiful beaches such as Great Mackerel Beach, Palm Beach and Whale Beach, it's easy to find a quiet strip of sand to lay down a towel and a beach picnic. However, should you feel the need for a change of pace and want to enjoy the excitement of city life and harbourside restaurants, Sydney Harbour is just a short ride south offshore.
The beauty of Pittwater and the Hawkesbury River never ceases to amaze us, there is always something new to see and new bays to discover - Pete and Sue
Isolate yourself in a peaceful paradise close to Sydney's Northern Beaches and the Central Coast of New South Wales. Enjoy the breathtaking combination of sandy beaches and rocky shores set against the backdrop of unspoilt Ku-Ring-Gai National Park. Watch majestic sea eagles glide high above and fish of many varieties swimming endlessly through the water. At night be sure to watch for shooting stars and bright phosphorescence in the water, just a couple of examples of Pittwater's natural beauty, above and in the water.
Fine dining is never far on Pittwater with the historical Cottage Point Inn open for dinner or the boat access only restaurant Peats Bite providing a long relaxed lunch with seven courses matched to Australian wines. Breakfast and brunch doesn't come much better than the Boat House at Palm Beach, located near the tip of the Northern Beaches peninsula and featuring some of Sydney's best waterside dining views. Perhaps you feel like some good old-fashioned Fish and Chips? Drop your anchor at Patonga Beach and drive the tender in to retrieve some of the best in Pittwater.
Countless anchorages and quiet secluded bays surrounded by some of Australia's best-preserved national park wilderness. Explore Smiths Creek or stand under the freshwater waterfall at Refuge Bay, talk the afternoon to walk up to the lighthouse on Barrenjoey Headland or walk the Resolute Track from Resolute Beach to West Head Lookout. Pittwater is a prime location for those that want a peaceful getaway with a hint of adventure.