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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
    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.  

    • 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 November 2015
    • 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 November 2015
    • 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 November 2015
    • 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 November 2015
    • 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, it is appropriate for families with kids at primary school age+.
      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 place for you. This is a place to slow down, relax and be at peace with yourself and your surroundings.
      Alfred B April 2014
    241 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
    Payment MasterCard, Visa
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    Opening times

    Hostel Open all year

    8:00am-11:00am and 5:00pm-8:00pm

    If you are planning on arriving outside of these hours, please phone the hostel to make alternative arrangements.

    Check in from 12:00pm daily
    Check out until 10:00am daily
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