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via ferry/water taxi from Church Point to Halls Wharf, then 15min walk uphill to hostel
Postal: PO Box 197 Church Point NSW 2105
Phone: (+612) 9999 5748
Fax: (+612) 9999 5749
Manager: Michael Doherty & Sarah Polomka
8am - 11am, 5pm - 8pm
Arrival Time: midday onwards
exclusive use from $1720 for Friday & Saturday night. $760
per night Sunday to Thursday. To book please call 02 9999 5748.
Direct Bus Service
E86 City to Church Point (afternoon peak hours) 156 Manly to Church Point.
L88/L90 City to Narrabeen/Mona Vale change to 156 to Church Point.
Church Point Ferry Service timetable with bus connections (21kb, PDF)
From Church Point public wharf take a ferry or water taxi to Halls Wharf then 15 minute walk uphill to YHA. YHA members receive 10% off full return ticket with Church Point Ferry Service.
Arrive by foot/mountain bike via West Head Road/Towlers Bay Track. We recommend to pack lightly, preferably using a backpack.
Advance bookings essential. BRING ALL FOOD. DUE TO WATER SHORTAGE, GUESTS ARE ASKED TO SUPPLY THEIR OWN BED LINEN.
A supply of margarine, cooking oil, sugar, herbs and spices is available at the YHA for other than group bookings.
If you like wallabies by the doorstep, lovely views of Pittwater and the bush, interesting bushwalks and rock formations, a friendly fireplace to return to, clean facilities and meeting nice guests, then you'll enjoy this yha. Next time I'll remember...
Mark R. (July 2014)
Wonderful views, plenty of wildlife and information about it. Very clean, great atmosphere. Quiet and amenable to meeting people and chatting because there is no TV! Helpful, friendly staff.
Julian D. (June 2014)
This is not like staying in a hostel, more like going to stay with your very lovely relatives who really want you to have an amazing time. The staff were great and couldn't do enough for me. Arriving on my bike, they are keen cyclists themselves an...
Lee G. (May 2014)
Ana L. (May 2014)
A place imbued with love and care - peaceful, beautiful location, and a very well-managed hospitable hostel. We loved it.
Leonie L. (April 2014)
5 of us were there for the second time. Its' environmentally friendly setting is so precious and our hosts Sarah and Michael were so friendly and professional. We highly recommend this place for families, but not for those with small kids. Perhaps, i...
Mika F. (April 2014)
This is a beautiful hostel when you want to be away from the frenzied city lifestyle. The hostel is surrounded by National Park and you are surrounded by nature and native animals. If you like bars, night clubs and discos this is definitely not the ...
Alfred B. (April 2014)
I spent four nights at Pittwater YHA and enjoyed every single day of it. Great location for kayaking, bushwalking and sailing. Very quiet, beautiful surroundings.
Marc H. (March 2014)
Just go, this place is indescribably sensational. Thank you for a wonderful escape from Sydney. One night wasn't enough, I will be back soon.
Abi B. (March 2014)
Great location, great facilities, great place to relax
Grahame S. (October 2013)
Pittwater YHA hostel is nestled on the hillside of Morning
Bay in Ku-ring-gai National Park. This hostel is an easy escape from the busy
city life of Sydney and ideal for groups. Attractions include bushwalks to
lookouts and Aboriginal engravings, plus from the hostel you can see native
birds, wallabies, possums and goannas.
This backpacker hostel is perfect for those wishing to get
out of Sydney without actually leaving Sydney. Escape for a week or just a
IMPORTANT: Please use the Location Map as a general indication of the hostel area only. Download detailed information and map of how to access the hostel here.
Pittwater YHA Information & Map
Kayak and picnic around the beautiful Morning Bay. Bushwalk to lookouts, aboriginal engraving sites and waterfalls. See native animals in their natural setting. Try twilight sailing or just doing nothing! The bushland and the azure backdrop of Pittwater's bays have attracted YHA hostel users since World War II. Read about the hostel's rich history.
Contact us for details of our upcoming events - download our calendar of events below.
Pittwater YHA history (346kb, PDF)
Pittwater Bush Regeneration Weekend 2014
Bring food supplies. Closest store Church Pt
Prepare to relax...
$20 for a 2 hour self hire kayak
Ph: 0416 123 339
Ph: 02 9356 3022
YHA Travel licences: 2TA002629 (NSW), LTA148 (NT), 3433524 (QLD), TTA32 (SA), TA-0033055
(VIC), 9TA00584 (WA)