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Sydney, Pittwater YHA

  • Getting here by bus

    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.

    This hostel is only accessible by ferry/foot/bike


    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.

    Foot/mountain bike:

    Via West Head Road/Towlers Bay Track. We recommend to pack lightly, preferably using a backpack. 

    Information and map to Pittwater YHA

    Around the hostel

    Main attractions

    • Ku-Ring-Gai-Chase National Park
    • Barrenjoey Headland
    • Scotland Island
    • Upper Gledhill Falls
    • Pittwater Beaches
    • Hawkesbury River
    • Cowan Creek
    • Akuna Bay
    • Morning Bay

    Nearby facilities & attractions

    • Palm Beach and Hawkesbury River Cruises
    • West Head Lookout
    • Aboriginal Rock Carvings
    • Waterfalls & Picnic Areas
    • Twilight Sailing Tours
    • Bushwalking/Hiking Trails
    • Paddle Board Hire & Lessons
    • Windsurfing Hire & Lessons
    • Scenic Flights
    Find us...
    Address Via ferry/water taxi from Church Point to Halls Wharf, then 15min walk uphill to hostel
    Pittwater, 2105
    Phone (+612) 9999-5748
    Hostel Manager Sarah Polomka & Michael Doherty
    Payment MasterCard, Visa
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    Sydney, Pittwater YHA

    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, you can see native birds, wallabies, possums and goannas from the hostel.

    This backpacker hostel is perfect for those wishing to get out of Sydney without actually leaving Sydney. Escape for a week or just a weekend.

    IMPORTANT: Bring your food supplies as there are no shops in the national park. Please read the Pittwater YHA Information & Map for how to get to the hostel and other important information.  

    • Michael and Sarah made us welcome on our first ever visit to the bush... Thanks!
      Larry M January 2016
    • I can really recommend this hostel. Michael and Sarah are amazing. Sarah told us very enthusiastic about the hikes we could do in the environment of Pittwater. The environment only is really worth the trip to the hostel. But also the hostel is worth traveling to it. Michael took me, and some other guests, on an awesome sailing race in the bay. It was awesome to be part of the winning team: all of us were even asked to take control of the boat on a certain moment. The 'social time' after the race, completed with home-brew and really nice crisps, made the experience unforgettable.
      Marten N January 2016
    • A wonderful experience. Thanks Michael and YHA.
      James P July 2015
    • everyone must visit this place once in their life
      alice l April 2015
    • What a great little touch of paradise! Secluded, user friendly, great mix of clients in which to mingle and the exotic location. This place is a MUST if you're attracted to national parks and wildlife in your sights. Truly the outdoor-adventurer styled tourist's delight.
      Desiree S February 2016
    • 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 to bring my wine glasses for an ideal dinner!
      Mark R February 2016
    • 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 February 2016
    • 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 and were able to recommend to me a beautiful cycle home. A wallaby with a Joey in her pouch sat next to me whilst I ate my breakfast - magical.
      Lee G May 2014
    • Beautiful location.
      Ana L February 2016
    • A place imbued with love and care - peaceful, beautiful location, and a very well-managed hospitable hostel. We loved it.
      Leonie L April 2014
    255 customers have rated this hostel



    • Barbeque
    • Boat/Canoe
    • Open Fireplace
    • Premium Wi-Fi Plus


    • Beach
    • Bird Watching
    • Bushwalking/Hiking
    • Fishing
    • National Park
    • Sailing
    • Swimming
    • Wilderness
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    Find us...
    Address Via ferry/water taxi from Church Point to Halls Wharf, then 15min walk uphill to hostel
    Pittwater, 2105
    Phone (+612) 9999-5748
    Hostel Manager Sarah Polomka & Michael Doherty
    Payment MasterCard, Visa
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    Opening times

    Hostel Open all year

    8am - 10am

    Arrivals from 12pm and after 8pm by prior arrangement only

    Check in from 12pm daily
    Check out by 10am daily
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