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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.
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)
Beautifully secluded setting, stunning views over Pittwater, friendly staff... A great place to relax and experience the bushland and wildlife! I will definitely come back!
Wiebke M. (August 2013)
Beautiful setting - you feel like you're miles away from Sydney
Karen B. (August 2013)
This is a beautiful place to stay. We YHA-ers are lucky to stay in such a special place for such a reasonable price.
Lesley J. (May 2013)
We had a wonderful stay there. Beautifully secluded location and a family friendly environment (*Perhaps, more appropriate for school aged children and above). Great host, Michael. Highly recommended.
Fukuta M. (April 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 Weekends 11-13 April and 12-14 September 2014
Bring food supplies. Closest store Church Pt
Car parking is an issue at Church Point
Present your YHA card and a copy of this ad and save 15% off single adult entry ticket.
Ph: 02 9333 9222
Ph: 02 9974 2159 or 0414 466 635
YHA Travel licences: 2TA002629 (NSW), LTA148 (NT), 3433524 (QLD), TTA32 (SA), TA-0033055
(VIC), 9TA00584 (WA)